About Us

The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) is an organization of more than 5,000 soccer officials which trains, certifies and provides qualified soccer referees for the college soccer community throughout the country. The mission of NISOA is to assist in the development of soccer as a major sport in the United States and to improve the quality of officiating at the college and high school levels.NISOA

Our goals are:

  • To promote and maintain the highest degree of soccer officiating by following a standard set of mechanics, a uniform interpretation, and a consistent administration of the rules of soccer as set forth on the collegiate and high school levels.
  • To have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable officials.
  • To cooperate with organizations and institutions officially related to the game of soccer in furthering its interests and details.
  • To assign only members of this association who are properly certified, trained and registered as a NISOA member.