Chapter Elections; 2019-2020

Chapter executive board elections were held at the August 11 Chapter Mandatory Rules Meeting. Congratulations to the following members who were elected:

  • President – Saam Jalayer
  • Executive Vice President – Alan Wharton
  • 1st Vice President – Jim Memos
  • 2nd Vice President – Alric Williams

All terms commence on January 1, 2019. The secretary/treasurer, Steven Wowk is half way through his four year term and was not up for election.

NCAA Soccer Rules; Dropped Ball

The NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor, Ken Andres, has confirmed that a goal may not be awarded on a dropped ball by the referee (Rule 9) unless at least two players touch the ball before the ball enters the goal. This procedure aligns with Law 8 of the IFAB Laws of the Game. If the ball enters the goal without at least two players touching the ball, the game will be restarted with a corner kick if the ball enters the team’s goal or a goal kick if the ball enters the opponents’ goal.

2018 NISOA/NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher Test

The 2018 NCAA Soccer Rules Test is now available on the NISOA Arbiter Central HubRead the rest of this article »

2018 NISOA Fitness Test; Rockland/Westchester ISOA

The Rockland/Westchester ISOA chapter will administer the NISOA fitness test on:

New candidates and members returning to the chapter must take the NISOA Fitness test with the New York Metro ISOA chapter. Please refer to this web page for all chapter policies and procedures.

NY Metro Policy on NISOA Uniform Update

As you may know, NISOA has approved a new uniform design and sock for 2018. Our chapter strongly recommends all members acquire the new uniforms immediately considering the significant savings available for a limited time. While the older grid style jersey design is an approved option, Official Sports International is discontinuing production of these jerseys.

Members who do not purchase the new uniforms may risk not being eligible for assignments as some assignors may consider the ability to dress alike as selection criteria.

Chapter policy allows all approved uniforms to be worn (older grid style, new style, three stripe sock and new one stripe sock) in all colors provided all of the officiating crew is dressed alike. As always, we strongly suggest the referee contact all members of the match crew before the game to confirm match details including the planned uniform for officials.

NCAA Soccer Rules and College Soccer Environment

One of the keen differences between the Laws of the Game and the NCAA Soccer Rules is the NCAA’s position of zero tolerance for profane and obscene language. “Using profane language in an incidental manner” is a mandatory caution. Abusive, threatening, hostile or obscene language is an ejection offense. As a clinician, every year I discuss this important rules difference and make it a point that referees correctly and courageously enforce the NCAA Soccer Rules in this area.

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2018 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2018 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 »