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.

I want to share a recent email that was sent to me. Read the rest of this article »

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 »

2017 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Our chapter is asking our members to once again take five minutes from their busy lives to vote for referee and coach sportsmanship awards. The award recipients will be honored by our chapter at our dinner on Monday night, November 13. We ask that you download, complete the ballot and send your responses to Randy Vogt. If you cannot complete all seven categories, try and do so by including games from the past few years and not just 2017, and if needed, matches on all levels. Thank you!

2017 NJCAA Soccer Rules of Competition

From: Jack Sweeney

NJCAA (Junior College) Rules

NJCAA Soccer Procedures – All Divisions Both Men and Women
Clarification on substitutions and timing procedures to follow at all NJCAA soccer games Read the rest of this article »