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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules have been published and will be mailed to NISOA members no later than August 17, 2012. You may download the electronic version of the Rules from our web site now.
The 2012 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide has been updated to include the NCAA Soccer Rules changes as approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. Both of these documents are also available in our Forms directory.
The final edited version of the 2012-2013 NCAA soccer rules changes summary is now available for download/viewing. The summary is also available on the Forms directory of our web site.
We receive a lot of comments and emails regarding the NCAA Soccer Rules and interpretations. In response, we created a new page just for rules questions and interpretations. NISOA Executive Director and long time NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, C. Cliff McCrath and newly appointed NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, Ken Andres will be answering questions about […]