2017 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2017 NY Metro ISOA meeting schedule is now available. Get the dates, times and locations for the NISOA fitness test, the annual mandatory rules clinic, awards dinner and business meetings. Read the rest of this article »

New NISOA Physical Performance Test for 2017

Please be aware that NISOA has changed the physical performance (fitness) test for all new and renewing members (including National Referees) effective immediately. The new test will be identical to the US Soccer Grade 6 physical performance test. Read the rest of this article »

Interview With Our Chapter President

Special thanks to John Vorperanian (host and creator of Beyond The Game), the staff at White Plains (NY) Community Media, Doug Ferguson (NISOA National Referee) of Neverends Productions for the YouTube upload and our own Randy Vogt for making this happen.

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Brian Dunn

Brian Dunn

Congratulations to Brian Dunn on his assignment as assistant referee in last night’s 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup semifinal game between Stanford and North Carolina. Brian has also been selected for the Men’s College Cup final on December 11, 2016!

Brian has an an outstanding couple of years in MLS (2015 MLS All Star Game), USL (2016 Cup Final) and intercollegiate soccer.

We are very proud of Brian’s accomplishments. He is an excellent representative of our chapter.

NCAA Soccer Rule 6; Timing Sheets

A very diligent chapter member asked me last night about the requirement for teams to warm up in front of their bench prior to the match. The member went on to say that he’d read the entire rules book and the only place this requirement was mentioned was in the Recommended Timing Sheets embedded in Rule 6. There was clearly some confusion about what “Recommended” meant in that context, as in whether the timing sheets were required like a rule or a general guideline that could be followed or not followed based on the governing sports authority’s guidance.

In the case of the Recommended Timing Sheets, the activities indicated are required as a rule. Unless the NCAA Soccer Rules do not otherwise specify when the activity takes place, the timing of the activity is recommended. Rule 6.3.4 indicates game rosters are exchanged 30 minutes before kickoff and teams clear the field with the captains and officials meeting for the coin toss 10 minutes before kickoff. The timing of these activities is a rules requirement and can not be modified.

The 2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules first indicated the requirement that teams are to warm up in front of their bench on the Recommended Timing Sheets. The 2016-2017 NCAA Soccer Rules additionally indicate when the halftime interval must begin on the Recommended Timing Sheets (immediately when the first half ends). In summary, as you review the  Recommended Timing Sheets, consider the activities and the times indicated to be requirements just like any other rule.

2016 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Once again, NY Metro ISOA members are being asked to select those officials and coaches who have made a difference on college and junior college soccer fields. Please download this year’s awards ballot. Please take five minutes from your busy day to make your selections and send to Randy Vogt.

The winners in each category will be honored by our chapter at our dinner on Monday night, November 14 at the Sterling. Thank you!

Congratulations to Klaus Mueller

Klaus Mueller

Klaus Mueller

Congratulations to NY Metro ISOA Executive Board member, Klaus Mueller on his appointment as State Referee Administrator for Eastern New York. Klaus has served both the chapter and Eastern New York as the Director of Assessment and has been recognized for his work with this prestigious appointment. Congratulations to Klaus. We know he will serve Eastern New York with integrity and dedication.