Ladies and Gentlemen of NISOA, greetings from the Emerald City – Seattle – where the sun has been shining for more than seven days this summer. (Summer was on a Tuesday last year!) Unfortunately, I haven’t been there much to enjoy it. But I have enjoyed getting to know an ever-expanding number of you as […]
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The 2011 edition of the Comparative Rules Guide is now on the forms page. This document compares the NCAA Rules, NFHS Rules and the FIFA Laws of the Game. It is a great tool to use on a regular basis to ensure proper application of rules/laws of the game. Printed versions will be available to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 ~ […]
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.
The 2010-2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Book is now available for download (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) from the NCAA website or directly from here.
The 2010 NISOA preseason guide is now available (pdf) for download. The NISOA preseason guide is a joint effort of NISOA and Referee. The instructional articles and the points of emphasis discussed in the guide should be helpful to every NISOA member during the season.
The following overview of the 2010-2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Changes was published on the NCAA web site. Summary FIELD DIMENSIONS Field in use prior to 1995: Rectangular the width of which cannot exceed the length New facilities installed between 1995-2010: Width: No less than 70 wide nor wider than 80yds Length: No […]