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.

Additional NISOA Fitness Test Scheduled

The chapter has scheduled a third NISOA fitness test on August 22, 2016. Details are here.

2016 NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher Test

Yesterday, NISOA sent an email to the membership about the availability of the NCAA Soccer Rules Test on the NISOA Arbiter Central Hub. Here are some important points about the email: Read the rest of this article »

Chapter Fitness Test Administration

The following is an excerpt from several emails sent to the chapter membership regarding chapter fitness tests: Read the rest of this article »

2016 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2016 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 »