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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By: John Puglisi, NISOA National Clinician The recent NISOA video installment of how one of our NISOA members, Brandon Marion managed the closing minutes of an overtime period generated several comments and talking points that merit further exploration. In this video, Brandon expertly handles this critical match incident. Further discussion, both online and offline, explored […]
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.
Prepared for NAIA by NISOA. Thanks to Bob Lade at NAIA and Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction.
The NCAA has recently provided an update for Men’s and Women’s Soccer Official Rules Interpretations, Clarifications and Situations for hydration breaks under Rule 5.6.1. NISOA will continually update the home page with the most recent version of the document as revisions are made by the NCAA. The most recent update states that if a WBGT […]
The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2019 is now available on the NISOA Central Hub at ArbiterSports.com. Please note that this exam also may be used for local chapter requirements and is the same exam used for NCAA post season eligibility. A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with […]
While 2019 is not a biennial rules change season for NCAA Soccer, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) has approved a new rule allowing for hydration breaks for matches played in high humidity conditions. The PROP has also modified the rules regarding penalties enforced against a team who allows an ejected or suspended player […]
After reviewing and analyzing the results of the 2018 NISOA National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules test (posted on ArbiterSports), the document linked below shows the 10 most frequently missed questions on the test. Please use this document as part of your college soccer preparations.
By: Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As the post season approaches I thought it would be good to pull together a short refresher on substitutions and dealing with players who have been attended to on the field of play. The relevant rules are found in Rules 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well […]
The conference and postseason tournaments are approaching quickly. All match officials must be aware of the tiebreaker procedure in NCAA Soccer Rule 7.1.1. Instructional materials are available at: The NCAA Soccer Central Hub with an article from Ryan Cigich, NCAA National Coordinator for Soccer Officiating on the tiebreaker procedure. Guides to the tiebreaker procedure by […]