NCAA Soccer Rules Review; Tiebreaker

Conference playoffs are starting today and the NCAA playoffs are just around the corner. Playoff officials should take a few minutes to review the tiebreaking procedure in Rule 7.1.2. NCAA-specific requirements include:

  • Only players who are listed on the game roster are eligible to participate in the tiebreaker. Please note anyone on the roster may be designated to participate in the tiebreaker. There is no requirement for the player to be on the field when the second overtime period ends.
  • Each team shall designate 10 players to participate in the tiebreaker. I strongly recommend officials require the team to designate these 10 players before the tiebreaker procedure begins.
  • Once the kicks are taken, the order of the designated kickers shall remain the same. Kicks rarely go past the tenth kicker but if they do, officials must ensure the kicking order remains the same.
  • As of the 2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules, the order of the designated kickers may be changed after the tenth kick.
  • If a designated player is ejected during the tiebreaker, the opposing team has the option to reduce their list of designated players to match the number of remaining designated on the offending team or change their kicking order.
  • The visiting team calls the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss has the option to kick first or last. The referee will determine which goal is used for the tiebreaker.
  • Once the goalkeeper is designated, he or she shall not be replaced unless injured or ejected. Injuries in this case shall be determined by the attending physician and/or a certified trainer. The goalkeeper may return to the tiebreaker if physically able.

2012 NY Metro Chapter Awards and Sportsmanship Ballot

The NY Metro ISOA Executive Board again asks our members to vote for those referees and coaches who have particularly made a difference during the current season. The winners will be honored at the NYMISOA Annual Dinner on November 12, 2012. Linked is the Awards Ballot for you to complete and send to Randy Vogt by October 29, 2012. Thank you!

NISOA Green Shirt

The state of our chapter treasury is excellent. As such, the Executive Board decided to authorize the purchase of a single short sleeve green grid shirt for each member in good standing. Here are the conditions of the purchase:

  • You must indicate your shirt size on the website at this link. Do not send us an email with your size. If your size is not logged on the web site, no shirt for you.
  • You must be a member in good standing with the chapter.
  • You must be in a dues paying status for 2013.
  • Members who are inactive for the 2012 season may choose a one time chapter dues credit for 2013 if they register as an inactive member with the chapter for 2013. If you choose a dues credit, you still must pay NISOA national dues.
  • Active members are not eligible for a chapter dues credit.
  • Green striped socks are not a part of this initiative.

We intend to place the uniform order during the offseason and have the shirts available for pickup at the 2013 fitness tests and rules meeting.