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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 ~ […]