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From Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor: I am pleased to announce that Todd Abraham has been accepted by the NCAA to serve as the Active Referee Liaison to the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee. This is a newly established position by the rules committee and allows a NISOA member an active part in […]

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2012-2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules

Conference playoffs have started and the NCAA playoffs are just a few weeks away. Playoff officials should take a few minutes to review the tiebreaking procedure in Rule 7.1.1.1. Overtime procedures are different from the regular season.  For postseason games, including conference tournaments, two sudden-victory overtime periods of 10 minutes each shall be played.  If […]

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2012 NCAA Soccer Playoffs Regional Assignors

Published on September 28, 2012 in General

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From:  Ryan Cigich – NCAA National Coordinator, Men’s & Women’s Soccer The following individuals have been named as NCAA Regional Assignors for 2012.  They will be assisting me with assignments within their region. REGION 1:  Northeast – Joe Miller States:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont REGION 2: South Atlantic – […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher; Suspensions

Published on September 26, 2012 in General

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We received the following question about player suspensions: What is the penalty if a player receives a 3rd red card in a Season?  I know the player is suspended for two matches after the second red card, but what happens on red card #3?  Does the player still have a 2 game suspension?  These red […]

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We received the following question regarding substitutions during the last five minutes of the game: During the last five minutes of regulation the Team leading has a sub checked in, before the ball is out of play on a throw in the losing Team has a Sub check in. Both teams have subs checked in […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules; Windy Conditions

Published on September 22, 2012 in General

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The following interpretation of the NCAA Soccer Rules from Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor, is provided: Windy day and turf field so it was difficult to place ball without it moving because of wind.  Coaches wanted to know if it was legal to have a teammate place a finger on ball to prevent […]

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September 2012 NISOA Newsletter

Published on September 19, 2012 in General

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September 2012 NISOA Newsletter

The September 2012 edition of the NISOA newsletter is now available. This newsletter features articles about the 2012 NISOA National Convention, 2012 NISOA Referee Training Camp, recent NISOA Hall of Fame inductees and plenty of pictures.

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NCAA Rules Advisory: Red Card Reporting

Published on September 16, 2012 in General

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To: NISOA Officials From: Ken Andres NCAA Soccer Secretary Rules Editor R. 12.3 requires the center referee to electronically file a red card report for all ejections within 24 hours of completion of the game. This rule applies to all games officiated under NCAA rules ( NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA and NJCAA). In addition to filing […]

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Artificial Noisemakers and Red Card Reporting

Published on September 13, 2012 in General

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TO:    Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches and Conference Commissioners. FROM:  Ken Andres, secretary-rules editor – NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee. SUBJECT:  Update on artificial noisemakers and red card reporting. Included in this memorandum is a revised official interpretation of Rule 5.6.9 in regards to artificial noisemakers and pep bands, as well as an update on the […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules; Overtime and Fight Protocols

Published on September 11, 2012 in General

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From Kenneth G. Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor Overtime and Fight Protocols Referees do not have discretion to change any playing rule. (See Rule 5.4.6.) 1. OVERTIME PROCEDURES Rule 7.1.1. For regular-season games, two sudden-victory overtime periods of 10 minutes each shall be played. This procedure must be followed, regardless of whether or not the […]

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