By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Director of Instruction
There has been significant discussion in the global soccer community about the interpretation and application of the Offside rule. FIFA has changed how to interpret “deliberate play” and has been refining the interpretation and situation assessment. US Soccer and the professional leagues have been modifying instructional material to align with the interpretation. At the mid-season NCAA rules committee meeting in January 2015, the NCAA Rules Committee agreed to align fully with the FIFA / US Soccer interpretation and application of the Offside rule. We will be developing instructional material for the NRP, local chapter pre-season meetings and Elizabethtown camps to reflect these interpretations.