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 ~ […]
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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 […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Koski INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 1, 2010) — The official signals used for high school soccer have been modified to reflect common practice. This was one of 11 changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January […]
The 2009 NISOA Preseason Guide (pdf) and USSF/NISOA/NFHS Rules Comparative Study (pdf) are available for download.
From Cliff McCrath: Not sure how ‘inconsistency’ slipped into the situation. Rule 3.6.2. is explicit: If the LEADING team makes a substitution the clock stops. No debate. It doesn’t matter whether the losing team initiates substitutions or is substituting on its own or chooses to substitute at the same time…the minute a substitute from the […]
We received this email from the NAIA: This email is to inform you that the NAIA approved new standards for behavior during all NAIA competition. To address an officials’ role in these standards, we have developed an explanation document and an online ejection reporting system to facilitate the filing of those incidents. Game official’s communication […]