Congratulations to Kevin Pham on being selected as the Terry Vaughn Referee of the Week for week 3! Kevin was selected for his ability to take “coaching from more experienced refs and immediately put it into use. This had a positive impact on match control, the credibility of the crew, and the entertainment value.”
2020 and 2021 Major Rules Changes for Men’s and Women’s Soccer
The following rules changes were approved by the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel. They will be incorporated into the rules book for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
FOR ALL GAMES, COMMUNICATE AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE GAME WITH ALL CREW MEMBERS.
NCAA DIVISION I
Arrive at the game site a minimum of 90 minutes before the schedule kickoff time. Upon the crew’s arrival, notify the home school’s game management staff that you are on site. Field inspections are mandatory and the every member of the crew is expected to be in a NISOA uniform and on the field 30 minutes prior to the schedule kickoff time.
NCAA DIVISION II and III/NAIA
Arrive at the game site a minimum of 45-60 minutes before the schedule kickoff time. Upon the crew’s arrival, notify the home school’s game management staff that you are on site. Field inspections are mandatory and every member of the crew is expected to be in a NISOA uniform and on the field 30 minutes prior to the schedule kickoff time.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE JC
Arrive on the field a minimum of 45 minutes before the schedule kickoff time. Field inspections are mandatory. These games use the FIFA Laws of the game with the modifications posted on this web site. NISOA uniforms and badges are required.
CCCAA playing rules for soccer regular conference games. These rules apply to all Junior College matches. (Do Not Use NCAA Playing Rules.)
A. All conference competition contests shall be played under current Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Laws with the following modifications:
Unlimited substitutions are permitted and shall be made only during the following: kickoffs, goal kicks, your own throw-ins, your own corner kicks, cautions (yellow cards), injuries, or any time the other team substitutes.
An unlimited number of players are permitted on the team roster. For soccer, all disqualifications (including those not covered under Bylaw 4) are subject to a one (1)-game suspension.
A game shall include two (2) 45-minute halves.
Once an official halts play due to an injury, the attending medical personnel will assume authority regarding the disposition of the injured player.
Referees shall show yellow and red cards issued to coaches for misconduct.
The center official is required to notify both coaches as to the amount of stoppage time added for both halves
If a game is suspended prior to the 70th minute and cannot be resumed, it shall be deemed a no-contest. If the contest occurs during postconference competition, the contest shall be rescheduled for the following day as a new contest. If a game is suspended after the 70th minute and cannot be resumed, the score at the time of suspension stands as the final score. Exception: if this contest occurs during postconference competition and is a tie-score at the time of the suspension, that contest shall continue on the following day resuming play at the point (time and score) of the contest suspension. (Adopted 4/5/12 effective 7/1/12) (Adopted & effective 11/16/12)
That provisions for teams, including water, benches, and canopies (when provided for the home team) shall be in place at least one (1) hour prior to game time. (Adopted 4/5/12 effective 7/1/12)
Any player(s), coach(s) or other bench personnel who has received a total of five cautions in one season shall be suspended and shall not participate in the next regularly scheduled game, including postseason games. Three additional cautions shall result in an additional one-game suspension. Each two additional cautions shall result in another one-game suspension. If the total is reached in the final regular-season game of the season, the player(s), coach(s) and/or bench personnel shall not participate in the first postseason game and/or the first regularly scheduled game of the next season if his/her team does not participate in postseason play. (Adopted 3/28/19 effective 7/1/19)