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

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

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

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

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

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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2012-2013 NFHSA Soccer Rules Changes Video

The NISOA Interscholastic Division, in cooperation and with the support of the National Federation of State High School Associations, has prepared a 2012-2013 rules changes video for high school soccer. The video can be viewed in the Interscholastic Instruction section of our web site. Please be aware that the rules changes video is very large […]

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2012 NISOA National Convention Summary

Published on August 14, 2012 in General

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2012 NISOA National Convention Summary

The 2012 NISOA Convention/Annual General Meeting was held on July 21, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. Here are the highlights from the event: Instructional clinics were presented discussing the difference between the collegiate and professional game (Dr. Joe Machnik), coaches’ perspective on officiating (Rob Kehoe from NSCAA), High Schools rules changes and interpretations (Mark Koski from […]

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2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules Book Status

Published on August 9, 2012 in General

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2012-2013 NCAA Men

The 2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules books have been received from the NCAA. Distribution (via first class US Mail) of the rules book to registered NISOA members will start on August 15, 2012. Registered NISOA members will also receive the preseason guide and a handy rules difference card in this mailing. A pdf version of the rules is also […]

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2012 NISOA Annual Awards

Published on August 8, 2012 in General

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The 2012 NISOA Annual Awards were held on July 21, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. The following individuals were recognized for their contributions to NISOA and intercollegiate soccer: NISOA Hall of Fame – Julio Salas (PA) and Joe Miller (CT) Raymond Bernabei Honor Award – Don Wilbur (SC) Mario Donnangelo Merit Award – George Wescott (NJ) […]

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