Coaching During Injury

Published on October 8, 2010 in Instruction

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Coaching During Injury

Situation: A player is injured on the field and the referee calls the coach on the field. The coach begins coaching the other players while dealing with the injury. This is a violation of rule 12.14.1. “Athletic trainers and coaches may enter the field only if instructed to do so by the referee; however, it […]

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October 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on October 4, 2010 in Instruction

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October 2010 Instructional Articles

The October 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee and the interscholastic referee. Intercollegiate Referees This seventeenth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques […]

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Collegiate Soccer – The Birth of a Rule

Published on September 30, 2010 in General

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C. Cliff McCrath, Executive Director, NISOA Secretary-Rules Editor, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee There are myths about where babies come from and stories about Loch Ness Monsters and rumors of UFOs and aliens everywhere. So why not a little trip down Perry Mason Avenue to help the vast listening audience understand how the […]

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NISOA Policy Formation

Published on September 13, 2010 in General

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NISOA Policy Formation

Many individuals have asked how are NISOA policies formulated and/or amended.    Any chapter or individual who wants to initiate a policy or revise a current policy submits the suggestion in writing to the Director of Operations.  The item is included as an action at the January Executive Council meeting.  The Council is responsible for reviewing […]

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Isolating a Player to Handle Misconduct

Published on September 11, 2010 in Instruction

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Isolating a Player to Handle Misconduct

An article was included in the September 2010 instructional articles on the NISOA Web Site about suggested ways to isolate a player when handling misconduct, or potential misconduct. Based on some comments received, there may be additional successful suggestions for isolating a player by the Referee. If you have a suggested mechanic that has worked […]

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2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide

Published on September 10, 2010 in Instruction

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The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and directly concern the referee but rather the match administrators and have therefore been omitted from this study.[...]

The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and […]

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

Published on September 9, 2010 in Executive Board

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

The 2011-2012 election results were announced at the Annual General Membership Meeting in Bethlehem, PA.  The following are the officers and regional representatives that will serve beginning January 1, 2011: Executive Board President, Manuel Ortiz, Jr. (Garland, TX). Vice President, Todd Abraham (Glencoe, IL). Secretary, George Wescott (Mantua, NJ). Past President, Joseph Miller (Meriden, CT). […]

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Dealing With Extreme Heat and Humidity

Published on September 2, 2010 in Instruction

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Dealing With Extreme Heat and Humidity

An athletic conference recently asked the NCAA about possibly suspending play to allow players to hydrate during soccer matches played in unusually hot conditions. The response from Cliff McCrath, Executive Director of NISOA and Secretary-Rules Editor of the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee follows: It is permissible ~ and within the jurisdiction of the referee ~ […]

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September 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on September 1, 2010 in Instruction

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September 2010 Instructional Articles

The September 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee, the interscholastic referee and in Nuts and Bolts articles that address those basic techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are often forgotten or overlooked while going through the experiences of soccer refereeing. […]

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2010-2011 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Video Available

The 2010-2011 NCAA soccer rules changes video is available in our Video Training section. This is the same NISOA-produced video shown in local and regional chapter rules interpretation meetings. The video file is large so make sure you have a fast internet connection before you view the video.

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