The NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel have approved several rules changes for the 2020 and 2021 NCAA college soccer season. Several rules have been modified to align with the IFAB Laws of the Game as well and modifying existing rules. Major changes include: Video Review modifications, Clarifying […]
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We are pleased to announce the 2020 NISOA College Soccer Referee Clinic schedule. Please note the following details regarding clinic registration and qualifications: As a result of the the continued agreements and collaborations established for the 2020 season with our fellow stakeholders in collegiate soccer, these clinics are open to all NISOA members and there […]
There have been many inquiries regarding the NCAA postseason assignment process and how it relates to NISOA membership. Postseason appointments made by the NCAA, NAIA, NIRSA, and NJCAA are done so at the sole discretion of the assignment coordinator for that specific governing body. NISOA does provide its members with important opportunities to increase visibility, […]
The chair of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules committee and the Secretary Rules-Editor published a call for proposed rules changes. Please follow the directions in linked memo to submit your proposal. All proposals must be received by October 11, 2019 for consideration at the Annual Meeting in March 2020.
The NCAA has published a memorandum regarding the application of NCAA playing rules related to disruptions and/or actions of the participants that might occur prior to or during athletics contests. Please review the memorandum and the soccer specific playing rules frequently asked questions. Thanks to Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor for this information.
It has been a busy off-season administratively within NISOA and the organizations who are our key partners and customers. There have been numerous communications from the NCAA, NAIA and ArbiterSports regarding changes in procedures with regard to registration and post season assignments. NISOA entered into a long term agreement with Arbiter a number of years […]
NISOA members may have received notice from the NCAA through ArbiterSports that the NCAA is imposing a registration fee on soccer officials for the 2015 season. Officials who elect to register with the NCAA and pay the registration fee will have access to the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. They will also be eligible for NCAA […]
From Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor and the NCAA Soccer Central Hub: Players, coaches and referees are not permitted to use cameras or other recording devices worn on the head or uniform during NCAA soccer games. The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee will consider whether or not to permit the use of such devices at […]
All NISOA members are reminded to complete your annual registration with the NCAA on the Registration tab of the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. You must register each year to take the NCAA Soccer Rules Test and indicate whether you wish to be considered for a NCAA Soccer tournament assignment. NCAA registration is free of charge […]
From Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor: I am pleased to announce that Todd Abraham has been accepted by the NCAA to serve as the Active Referee Liaison to the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee. This is a newly established position by the rules committee and allows a NISOA member an active part in […]