NISOA Policy on Jewelry

NISOA has issued a new draft policy code 900.241, Mandatory Dress Code – Jewelry which states:

NISOA officials will not wear visible jewelry when officiating a collegiate soccer game. This includes but is not limited to pierced earrings, necklaces, bracelets, tongue piercings, or other items. NISOA officials will be at the same level of standard that is expected of players and the NCAA Rule Book.

Compliance with this policy will be mandatory pending approval at the Annual General Meeting in Frisco, Texas on July 16, 2011.

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4 Comments so far

  1. John Puglisi says:

    Since players are not permitted to wear wedding bands, referees shouldn’t either.

    • Steve Lewin says:

      The jewelry rule is one that is enforced to try and prevent injury to either the player wearing it, or contact with another player. As referees we should never be making any contact with players other than a handshake at either the coin toss, or at the end of a game. Also, since most referees are older than the players the odds of them being married is much higher than in the player population.

    • George Snizek says:

      I don’t agree, wearing of a wedding band by a Referee is not a problem. A player is not permitted to wear a watch, but most Referees wear 2 watches. Is that going to be the next don’t wear item? Enough is enough, as far as jewlery on an Official hopefully a Referee has common sense (rule 18) on wearing on what is seen.

  2. John Puglisi says:

    The 2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules book now requires referees to conform to the same jewelry standards applicable for players in rule 4.6.