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2013 NY State ISOA Clinic

Each year the New York State ISOA sponsors a spring clinic for new intercollegiate officials who are already NISOA members. This year the clinic will be held at Utica College on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 9am – 4pm. Ed Kobos is the primary clinician for this event. The clinic cost is $40. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kevin Waters.

NISOA Assessor Course Scheduled for April 20, 2013 in Utica, NY

Kevin Waters and the Mohawk Valley ISOA is sponsoring a NISOA Local Assessor course in Utica, New York on April 20, 2013. Gary Huber, NISOA Director of Assessment and National Clinician will be presenting the one day course for NISOA members who wish to become an assessor. Please contact Kevin Waters directly for additional information.

Jim Miller Appointed as NISOA Region II Representative

Todd Abraham, NISOA President, has appointed Jim Miller as the NISOA Region II Representative (New York State) effective immediately. Jim is the President of the Triple Cities ISOA as well as a NISOA National Referee Emeritus. The Region Representative’s responsibilities include:

  • Expediting and rendering decisions on local grievances.
  • Acts as the intermediary agent between the NISOA National Office and local chapters.
  • Coordinates the development of new chapters within the region.
  • Makes recommendations for NISOA awards
  • Promotes and assists with NISOA Regional clinics.

I am very pleased with Jim’s appointment and am totally confident he will do a great job representing our region. I would also like to thank all the chapters in Region II for their support during my two year term as Regional Representative.

NCAA Soccer Rules; Regular Season Overtime

Recent feedback from the national level indicates some officials are not administrating the overtime rule (Rule 7.1.1) properly for games tied after the regulation 90 minutes. The rule states that two sudden-victory overtime periods of 10 minutes each shall be played.

Please note the following aspects of this rule:

  • The length and number of the overtime periods shall not be altered.
  • Overtime MUST be played.
  • The game is over when a legal goal is scored.

In several instances, coaches have asked the referee crew to shorten or eliminate overtime periods and the referee crew allowed it. Coaches may not alter this rule even if both agree to it before the match.

Ejection Reports to Assignors

The NCAA provided additional information on artificial noisemakers, pep bands and ejection reporting yesterday. Please be aware that this guidance requires referees to forward ejection reports that are filed at the NCAA Soccer Central Hub to the match assignor. If you  filed an ejection report this year, please make sure you forward the confirmation email you received from the NCAA Soccer Central Hub to the assignor who gave you the match as soon as possible. If you did not retain the confirmation email, please follow the instructions on the NCAA directive referenced above to obtain the report and then forward it to your assignor.

NCAA Soccer Fighting Ejection Reporting

The NCAA Soccer Rules now require the referee to report all ejections, fighting referee and assault ejections through the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. The ejection protocol for fighting is available on the NISOA web site. Please be aware that in the case of a fighting or referee assault ejection, the referee must file two reports, the “Red Card Form” and the “Fighting and Referee Assault Form.”

Ejection/Fighting Reports On

The 2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules changes require referees to report all ejections and instances of fighting ejections and referee assaults directly to the NCAA via the NCAA Soccer Central Hub at The online forms have been developed and posted. Please note the following procedural changes from prior years: Read the rest of this entry »