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┬áNY 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 »

Congratulations to Randy Vogt

Randy Vogt

Long time NY Metro ISOA member Randy Vogt was recognized for officiating his 10,000th game.

News12 Long Island did a very nice report and interview with Randy.

Congratulations on this unique milestone!

Rockland/Westchester Chapter Fitness Test

Jack Schiavone from the Rockland/Westchester ISOA told us his chapter will administer the NISOA fitness test at Blind Brook High School in Rye Neck, New York on August 5, 2017 at 8:30am. NY Metro ISOA members should contact Jack directly if they are interested in taking the test on that date.

NISOA Uniform Deal

Our friends at Eastern New York Soccer Association have partnered with a local Official Sports International distributor to provide genuine OSI uniforms at a significant discount. The discount has been extended to NISOA uniforms as well. Go to Eastern New York’s online storefront and place your order.