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Violence in the Game

By: John Van de Vaarst, NISOA National Clinician, New Jersey Incidence of violence. Recently, violence in the game is increasing.  More and more games are having violence as part of play. This poses a problem not only for the game, but for the Referees who are expected to control participant behavior in the game. There […]

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Making the Assistants Better

By: Rod Kenney, NISOA National Instructor, Florida In today’s game the assistant referees have become a major part of the refereeing crew. They are no longer just required to call the ball out of play and offside but must be fully involved in managing the game with the referee. They are expected to identify fouls […]

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2010 NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules Changes Overview

FIELD DIMENSIONS Field in use prior to 1995: Rectangular the width of which cannot exceed the length New facilities installed between 1995-2010: Width: No less than 70 wide nor wider than 80yds Length: No less than 115yds nor longer than 130 Fields installed 2010 forward: Width: No less than 70 nor more than 75 Length: […]

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Referee Ethics

Published on June 1, 2010 in General, Interscholastic Instruction

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Referee Ethics

By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida Yes, this is an important subject.  It’s about Referee Ethics, perhaps one of the most important topics that concerns Referees, because it shapes and defines your refereeing career. The entire basis for having a referee in soccer rests on everyone trusting in the integrity of that Referee, both on and […]

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Reminders About the Caution and Disqualification

By: John Van deVaarst, NISOA, New Jersey Introduction Many high schools have suggested that the requirements to either caution or disqualify participants for specific misconducts, and the need to follow a specific procedure, is not being followed consistently by all Referees. This article puts forth a few reminders and some suggestions to Interscholastic Referees about […]

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Referee Nuts and Bolts - June 2010

By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida This monthly column is written primarily for the college and high school soccer Referee. However, any soccer Referee who wishes to improve personal performance may also find that this series is helpful. All articles address those BASIC techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are sometimes forgotten or overlooked while […]

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FAQs

Published on May 22, 2010 in General

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions What are the membership requirements for joining NISOA? Effective as of August 4, 2020 There are several requirements for membership.  They include: Apply for membership through a Chapter or a Regional Board. Submit 2 letters of recommendation from the following: A NISOA member in good standing with at least five years’ experience of […]

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You Make The Call - Going In Hard

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George Faragallah

Published on May 17, 2010 in General

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George Faragallah

NISOA lost yet another one of its giants with the passing of George Faragallah, CA on May 13, 2010.  George held many positions within NISOA including serving as Director of Assessment, Area Coordinator for Region X, National Clinician and National Referee.  George also served as an assessor at the NAIA Championships and the World International […]

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Fitness

Published on May 12, 2010 in General

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Be Fit to Referee, Not Referee To Be Fit Kenneth L. Kaylor, M.D. INTRODUCTION To be an excellent NISOA Soccer official you must master and maintain three very different skill sets: Knowledge of the rules, courage and values to make the right calls, and physical fitness. Developing and maintaining fitness may be the most challenging […]

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