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by Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician When you receive your new Rules Book this year, be sure to note the change in Rule 5.6.5  on page 27 which was not highlighted nor was it noted in the Major Rules Changes page appearing in the front of the book.  This change effectively removes the referee’s power […]

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Congratulations to Louis Labbadia (CT) and Manuel Ortiz, Jr. (TX) who were recently elected to the NISOA Hall of Fame. Each year, NISOA Hall of Fame members select one referee and one administrator for induction into the Hall of Fame each year. This year, Lou Labbadia will be inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame in […]

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2014 NCAA Annual Registration for Soccer Officials is Now Open

All NISOA members are reminded to complete your annual registration with the NCAA on the Registration tab of the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. You must register each year to take the NCAA Soccer Rules Test and indicate whether you wish to be considered for a NCAA Soccer tournament assignment. NCAA registration is free of charge […]

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Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Been drenched while cruising beneath the falls on the Maid-of-the- Mist? Tasted the hardback, sesame roast beef sandwich at Anderson’s – the original, fast food (real food) restaurant – THAT’S STILL GOING STRONG? Have you ever experienced MARK BUTLER’S hospitality at the midyear or annual NISOA meetings? If […]

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2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

Published on May 16, 2014 in General, News

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2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

The NCAA has now announced the changes in the collegiate soccer rules for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and a new rule book is now going to press.  None of the changes are significant regarding on-field play; most are administrative or editorial changes. Listed below are the changes effective this fall season: (more…)

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2014 National Referee Academy Registration Open

The registration for the 2014 National Referee Academies was opened in Arbiter NISOA Central Hub on April 17, 2014 for all returning National Referees and National Referee Applicants. The registration fee includes the annual National Referee fee of $40 and the academy fee of $50. Please register early for the academy you wish to attend […]

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2014-15 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes

Published on April 3, 2014 in Instruction

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The following rule changes have been approved by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee and will be incorporated into the rule book for 2014-15: Rule 3-3-2(b)2 – If the referee stops the clock for an apparent injury to a field player or goalkeeper, the field player or goalkeeper will have to leave the field.  the field […]

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2014 NISOA Referee Training Camp Schedule

Published on March 14, 2014 in General

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NISOA Referee Training Camp

The daily schedule for the 2014 NISOA Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is now available for download.

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March 2014 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter

Published on February 24, 2014 in General, News

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March 2014 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter

The March 2014 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter is now available. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, Todd Abraham, photos from the various 2013 conference and national intercollegiate soccer championships as well as information about the upcoming NISOA National Convention and Annual General Meeting. The newsletter as well as archived newsletters are […]

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New High School Soccer Rules for 2014-2015

Published on February 21, 2014 in Instruction, News

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By Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician and Assessor In January, the NFHS Rules Committee convened in Indianapolis for their annual meeting to review rule change proposals received during the year from all parts of the country. The Committee is composed of 8 regional members, a member representing NFHS officials and a member representing NFHS coaches.  […]

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