NJCAA – NCAA Rules Differences

Published on October 31, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction As the playoffs approach it is even more important to understand the specific rules of the competition.  There have been a number of documents published over the season highlighting the NCAA differences from IFAB and from NFHS (high schools).  Don Dennison’s rules comparison (see the Forms page for […]

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Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity

Published on October 26, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction This past winter, the NCAA aligned the DOGSO rules with the IFAB Laws of the Game.  The rule change (which was sent to all NISOA officials and reviewed at all pre-season clinics) now reads as follows: 12.5.5 Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity […]

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction There was an erroneous posting on the NISOA Facebook page which I am correcting here. If a player is injured by an opponent who receives a YC and that player is treated on the field for the injury, does that player have to leave the field? The NCAA […]

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From the President; Crunch Time

Published on October 17, 2017 in Executive Board

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By John Puglisi, NISOA President As the calendar turns to October, we are closer to the end of the college soccer season than the beginning. While every match is important, the matches in mid and late October seem to include the added pressure of conference and NCAA post season eligibility. Our challenge as officials is […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

By: Ross Meloan, NISOA Interscholastic Division Director On October 2, 2017, Columbia Southern University honored one of NISOA’s Hall of Fame members with the dedication of the Dr. Joseph Manjone Center for Continuing Education on the university’s campus in Orange Beach, Alabama. Dr. Manjone was recognized for his tireless and pioneering work in academe specifically […]

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Assessor FAQs

Published on September 17, 2017 in Assessment

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In response to several questions about the revised assessment program, the following Frequently Asked Questions are provided.  (more…)

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Georgia ISOA Tribute to Pierce Richardson

Published on September 13, 2017 in General

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Several members of the Georgia ISOA chose to honor the late Pierce Richardson by wearing a black band on their NISOA badge for the game between Auburn University and High Point University on September 8, 2017. Thanks to Lance VanHaitsma (South Florida ISOA), Manuel Ortiz, Jr. and the Georgia ISOA for sharing the photo.

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Pierce Richardson Memorial

Published on September 9, 2017 in General

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From Griff Sims, President, Georgia ISOA: We lost a treasured friend and member of our GISOA family last week. Most of today’s GISOA referees know Pierce as our assignor, but that role the past 27 years was just his 2nd half. He was a GISOA official for 32 years before continuing his work administratively. He helped […]

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In Memoriam; Pierce Richardson

Published on September 2, 2017 in General

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NISOA Hall of Fame member, Pierce Richardson passed away on August 31, 2017. Pierce was one of the original NISOA Assignors as well as a National Referee, and Region IV Representative. Pierce’s many accomplishments are documented on his Hall of Fame page. A memorial service is being planned with details to follow.

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From the President; A New Season

Published on August 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President A new college soccer season is upon us. Time to take all the rules study, physical and mental preparation and put it to use for the student-athletes we serve. We owe it to the student-athletes to perform at the highest level for each minute of every match we have the […]

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