ECAC Moves to ArbiterSports for Assigning

ECAC has moved their soccer assigning function to Current ECAC officials should have received a "welcome" message from ArbiterSports. Please sign in to your ArbiterSports account and accept membership in the ECAC group. You may have to sign out of your Arbiter account and sign back in to accept membership in the ECAC group. We also recommend enabling schedule sharing by going into your profile (My Account-> Profile -> Sharing).

If you did not receive the "welcome" email from ArbiterSports, please contact Jack Sweeney so you can be added to the ECAC group.

2014 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2014 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 »

Minor NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Expected for 2014-2015

The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee has recommended several changes to the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) for the 2014- 2015 seasons. Specifically, the Rules Committee is recommending the following changes:

  • Electronic communication between coaching staff members and usage of electronic data during a game will be permitted.
  • The end of each period will be when the clock indicates 0:00 (if counting down) in case of a horn malfunction. Previously, the period was considered to be over in the case of a horn malfunction when the referee blew the whistle.
  • The order of eligible players participating in the tie-breaker procedure (kicks from the penalty mark) may be changed after 10 eligible players have taken a kick.

As indicated in the NCAA press release, all proposed rule changes are subject to approval by the NCAA PROP.

Updated March 10, 2014:

According to this press release, the NCAA PROP has approved the rules changes regarding the end of the period and tie-breaker.

4 Referees Honored By the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association

The New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) serves colleges and junior colleges in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. At the NYMISOA Annual Awards Dinner at The Sterling in Bethpage on November 11, four referees were honored by their peers for their contributions to the chapter. Besides refereeing college soccer, all four also ref in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL). Read the rest of this article »

NCAA Soccer Rules; Tiebreaker

Once again, it's playoff time so please take a couple of minutes to review NCAA Rule 7.1.2. Important and specific points of the rule are highlighted in this article published last year.

2013 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Those officials who particularly excelled in their performance and those coaches who excelled in their sportsmanship this season will be honored at our Annual Chapter Awards Dinner on November 11. We need your participation once again so we can honor these refs and coaches. Please complete the linked ballot and send to Randy Vogt by US Mail or e-mail by October 29. Thank you!

Offside Restart

Our last clinic and article on offside have generated a lot of positive feedback and discussion on this issue. One aspect of offside we did not discuss was the location of the restart after an offside infraction. Read the rest of this article »

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