Mental and physical preparation are essential in all college soccer matches but championship matches in front of a national (and sometimes international) audience challenge the referee team to be at their very best. In this case, a critical match incident occurs in the 84th minute of a scoreless game. The referee in this match is Tori […]
The importance of understanding the different types of fouls that occur is essential in college soccer. The officiating team needs to be able to discern between incidents that are fouls and those that include misconduct.
Offside decisions can lead to critical match incidents such as allowing or disallowing a goal. The officiating team must work together to get these decisions correct.
NCAA Soccer Rule 11.3.3 states that a player shall not be declared offside if the player receives the ball from a deliberate play from a defender. Rule 188.8.131.52 states that a “deliberate act is one in which a player chooses to act, regardless of the outcome of that action. This deliberate act is neither a […]
This edition of our Video Instruction series focuses on the importance of being able to identify and properly categorize misconduct according to the NCAA College Soccer Rules. This video includes two different clips to help understand the different types of misconduct and how the NCAA Soccer Rules, specifically Video Review, may apply in these cases.
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