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2018 National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules Test Review

After reviewing and analyzing the results of the 2018 NISOA National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules test (posted on ArbiterSports), the document linked below shows the 10 most frequently missed questions on the test.  Please use this document as part of your college soccer preparations.

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By: Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As the post season approaches I thought it would be good to pull together a short refresher on substitutions and dealing with players who have been attended to on the field of play.  The relevant rules are found in Rules 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well […]

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Postseason Tournament Tiebreaker Procedure Information

The conference and postseason tournaments are approaching quickly. All match officials must be aware of the tiebreaker procedure in NCAA Soccer Rule 7.1.1. Instructional materials are available at: The NCAA Soccer Central Hub with an article from Ryan Cigich, NCAA National Coordinator for Soccer Officiating on the tiebreaker procedure. Guides to the tiebreaker procedure by […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules; Video Review - Rule 5.7.3.1

The following quote from the NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor, Ken Andres, is provided as a reminder to officials about the use of Video Review: Rule 5.7.3.1 permits video review for “Determining whether a goal has been scored.” Video review can be used to assist the referee with two aspects to determine: 1. Whether […]

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Rule 12.7.4 Penalty – Ejected Personnel Interpretation

Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor has published a clarification to NCAA Soccer Rule 12.7.4 on the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. The clarification provides detail on where ejected personnel may be relocated and the penalty for non-compliance. Soccer officials should access the link and be prepared to administer this clarification as necessary.

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In our continuing efforts to provide more accessible training opportunities for all of our referees, assessors, instructors and administrators, NISOA is partnering with United Educators to bring you training covering several officiating topics. NISOA, the leader in college soccer official training and education, is providing its membership with a new opportunity to access a variety of […]

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By Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I am please to announce the appointment of Mark Cahen as NISOA’s Director of Video Instruction, reporting to me.  The NISOA Director of Video Instruction is responsible to obtain video source material from college soccer games and prepare instructional material for publication on nisoa.com. The responsibilities include: […]

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Local Chapter Training Material Development

Published on December 13, 2017 in Instruction

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Over the past four years, a group of NISOA National Clinicians has prepared a focused, annual instructional program based on the NCAA’s points of emphasis and the specific aspects of intercollegiate soccer for each NISOA chapter’s use. The materials were distributed to the chapter contacts on an individual USB drive.  Those USB drives are then […]

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction Here are the top 10 questions answered incorrectly on the 2017 NISOA NCAA Soccer Rules Test: (more…)

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NJCAA – NCAA Rules Differences

Published on October 31, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction As the playoffs approach it is even more important to understand the specific rules of the competition.  There have been a number of documents published over the season highlighting the NCAA differences from IFAB and from NFHS (high schools).  Don Dennison’s rules comparison (see the Forms page for […]

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