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2015 NJCAA Soccer Rules of Competition

Jack Sweeney, the assignor for NJCAA Region XV, has provided a summary of the NJCAA rules of competition which differ from the NCAA Soccer Rules for the 2015 soccer season. Please notice player management for cautions and clock management differences.

The match report to be used for NJCAA Region XV games is also available here.

NJCAA Soccer Procedures and Match Reports

Jack Sweeney has provided a full description of the NJCAA Soccer Rules differences and Region XV match report. Major soccer rules differences and points of emphasis include:

  • Unlimited substitutions;
  • A team may substitute on their own throw-ins, own corner kicks or any goal kick;
  • If the team in possession does substitute and the opposing team has a substitute waited at half-field, the opposing team may also substitute at that time;
  • Substitutes should always be waiting at half-field to enter the game, not in front of their bench area;
  • When a player is cautioned, a substitute must report into the game for the cautioned player. The substitute must remain in the game until the next legal substitution opportunity as a minimum. This provision applies to the goalkeeper;
  • The clock does not stop during substitutions;
  • The clock only stops on goals, injuries (when the referee stops the game), cautions and ejections;
  • Overtime is two, 10 minute sudden-death periods.

SUNY Ulster Cancels 2014 Men’s Soccer Schedule

According to their website, SUNY Ulster (NJCAA, Region XV) has canceled their 2014 men’s soccer schedule.

2011 Junior College Rules Differences

Jack Sweeney, the Region XV assignor, sent us the following memo describing the rules differences for NJCAA games. Please note that the NJCAA has not modified their procedures since the 2009 season. A printer-friendly version of the rules differences memo is available here for download. Read the rest of this entry »

NJCAA Rules Differences

Jack Sweeney has provided the following guidance describing the differences between the NJCAA and the NCAA rules:

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Queensboro CC Cancels Men’s Soccer for 2009

Queensboro Community College has canceled their 2009 men’s soccer season. We do not have any further details.

NJCAA Rules Modifications for 2009

The following modifications to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules are to be implemented for NJCAA (junior colleges) men’s and women’s soccer games for the 2009 season.


1. Unlimited substitutions (NJCAA exception to the NCAA rule)
2. A team may sub on their own throw-ins, their own corner kicks, and any goal kick.
3. If the proper team does sub, and the other team has a sub waiting at half-field, they may also sub at that time.
4. Subs should always be waiting a half-field to enter the game, not in front of their team bench.
5. When a player receives a yellow card, a substitute must report for this player, until the next legal substitution period. This includes the goalkeeper.

Timing Procedures:

1. The clock does not stop during substitutions (Exception to the NCAA rule).
2. The clock only stops on goals, injuries where the referee indicates stoppage of play, and when the referee is issuing caution and ejection cards (referee indicates stoppage of play).
3. At the end of the game, the clock operator is to call out the last ten seconds, and sound the horn,  indicating the end of the match.


1. two-ten minute sudden-death periods.