By: John Puglisi, NISOA National Clinician The recent NISOA video installment of how one of our NISOA members, Brandon Marion managed the closing minutes of an overtime period generated several comments and talking points that merit further exploration. In this video, Brandon expertly handles this critical match incident. Further discussion, both online and offline, explored […]
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By: Lance VanHaitsma, NISOA National Clinician October 2018 – Reference the 2018-2019 NCAA Soccer Rules Conference and other postseason tournaments use the tiebreaker procedure of taking kicks from the penalty spot/line in Rule 7, specifically Rule 7.1.1. Match officials are encouraged to pay special attention to the areas in bold. 18.104.22.168 Only players who are listed […]
Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction prepared a brief video review of learning points from the 2016 NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship in cooperation with the NAIA. The video review was posted on the NAIA Soccer Central Hub. Please click the link below to view the video (external link at Brainshark.com).
By: John Van de Vaarst – National Clinician The December 2016, article focused on three individuals that had a major impact on NISOA. Dr. Raymond Bernabei, who served as Executive Director for many years, Mario Donnangelo, Associate Executive Director for many years, and C. Frank Jewell who held several positions and worked tirelessly for NISOA. […]
By: John Van de Vaarst – National Clinician Each year NISOA has approximately 400-500 individuals for new membership. These individuals never had the opportunity to met, or get to know, the individuals who worked tirelessly to make NISOA what it is today. This article will provide an overview of several of these individuals and a […]
By: John Van de Vaarst The NCAA Rules Book provides specific guidance about the timing of an intercollegiate soccer game and when the clock is to be stopped and how the game is to be timed. The referee does not have the discretion to change these procedures to meet his/her personal preference. The situations for […]
By: John Van de Vaarst – National Clinician Often times officials make decisions for the wrong reasons. The intention of the officials is personal gain rather than the good of the game. This article will focus on some of the wrong ideas that officials have and continue to make. The first example is of a […]
The Men’s and Women’s NCAA Soccer Rules Committee consists of eight voting members and the Secretary-Rules Editor. When the committee meets they discuss various issues regarding the rules and determine what areas should be included as points of emphasis in the NCAA Soccer Rules Book. The 2016 and 2017 book contains six points of emphasis. […]
By: John Van de Vaarst – National Clinician During a recent informal interview with a coach from a major Division I men’s program, I received incite on what is the critical elements a coach is looking for from intercollegiate soccer officials. This article will summarize the comments from the coach. The number one item the […]