Violence and Safety in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

We received this email from Nick Cinquanto, Supervisor of Soccer Officials for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Soccer Conference. Local conference teams include Concordia College, Nyack College, and Dominican College. Read the rest of this article »

NAIA – Conduct in Competition

We received this email from the NAIA via NISOA:

This email is to inform you that the NAIA approved new standards for behavior during all NAIA competition. To address an officials’ role in these standards, we have developed an explanation document and an online ejection reporting system to facilitate the filing of those incidents.

Game official’s communication – This document explains to officials how important their role is to the NAIA and conduct in competition. We are asking every game official to assist the NAIA in its mission to change the culture of sports and ensure a better game through better sportsmanship.

Online ejection report form – The NAIA has set up one central location through NAIAHelp where a game official can fill out the ejection form online. The report will then be forwarded to the appropriate conference commissioner.

We need your help! Please communicate this information to all officials who are involved in NAIA competition. The NAIA has communicated with all NAIA conference commissioners and athletics directors regarding the new standards and the ejection reporting system.

There are few, if any, NAIA institutions in the metropolitan New York area but if you are assigned an NAIA match elsewhere, please conform to their requirements.

C. Cliff McCrath Named New NISOA Executive Director

Cliff McCrathThe NISOA Executive Board unanimously approved the decision by President Joe Miller to appoint C. Cliff McCrath as the new Executive Director of NISOA effective September 1, 2009. This decision was made at the annual convention. Cliff has an outstanding history as a coach at Seattle Pacific University and member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In addition, Cliff currently serves as the soccer rules editor for the NCAA and is responsible to both coaches and officials on rules interpretations and protests. Cliff has been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame by both NISOA and the NSCAA.

The following message from Cliff is reproduced from the NISOA web site:

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Mount Saint Vincent Cancels Men’s Soccer for 2009

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, NY) has canceled their men’s soccer program for the 2009 season. Please note only the men’s program is affected.

Confirm Match Venue

Please be sure to confirm your match venue. Several schools have changed their game sites and others have not even decided where they are playing yet. Medgar Evers is splitting their matches between the Aviator Soccer Complex and Old Boys and Girls High School on Rutland and Troy in Brooklyn. St.Joseph’s in Suffolk has scheduled a few of their matches in October at the Centereach Soccer Park on Horse Block Road.

The ECAC website is NOT very clear to everyone when it comes to WHERE the teams are playing.

Be sure to read your GAME NOTICE completely and look for alternate game sites or COMMENTS concerning the venue. Calling the school to confirm the site is also a GOOD IDEA!!