October 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on October 4, 2010


The October 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee and the interscholastic referee.

Intercollegiate Referees

This seventeenth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques needed to improve their refereeing for the nation’s Intercollegiate soccer game.

All articles are authored by Intercollegiate Soccer Referee-oriented colleagues from around the country who share their experience and expertise in this specialized skill, or by other writers considered to put forth reliable soccer referee continuing education subject matter. The aim of NISOA is to create a continually growing base of personal development resources to help all Intercollegiate Soccer Referees reach the level of personal excellence they have set for themselves.

As with all of our publications, we encourage readers to submit their comments and suggestions for improvement to the Editor via email to me. Anyone wishing to submit an original article for consideration in a future column should submit it to the Editor.

Our authors this month are:

1.  Rodney Kenney, NISOA National Instructor and Assessor, Florida, whose article “In Search of the Perfect Game” puts in perspective the relationship of perfection and Referee performance.

2.  Bill Wagner, NISOA National Assessor, Florida, whose article “Decisions, Decisions” discusses the implications of Referee decisions on the outcome of a game.

3.  Georges-Frantz Louis, NISOA National Assessor, North Carolina and Arkansas, whose article “Why Do We Have Referees?” discusses the types of abilities and skills that lead to successful refereeing.

Interscholastic Referees

This eighteenth issue of our monthly column contains an article designed to serve as part of the expanding reference resource of continuing education materials to help the Interscholastic Soccer Referee improve field performance and development as a qualified NISOA Interscholastic Official. All articles are authored by Interscholastic Soccer Referees and selected writers who have experience in high school officiating, instruction, assessment, and administration.

This month all three articles consider the effect of the offside trap team tactic on the three Systems of Control allowed by NFHS Soccer Rules: the Dual System, the Diagonal System, and the Double Dual System:

1.  “The Traps of Offside and the Dual System on Control”,

2.  “The Traps of Offside and the Diagonal System, of Control”, and

3.  “The Traps of Offside and the Double Dual System of Control“.

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