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Summary of 2018 - 2019 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

By: John Puglisi, NISOA National Clinician The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved the NCAA Soccer Rules for 2018 – 2019. The rules changes included several modifications to improve alignment with the IFAB Laws of the Game, expand the use of video review and provide additional requirements for suspended players and bench personnel. Alignment […]

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2019-2020 NISOA General Election Results

Voting closed this month for the NISOA General Election for the 2019-2020 term.  Chapter contacts for each chapter eligible to vote received a ballot. Votes are weighted in accordance with NISOA By Laws based on number of members in good standing. This election featured four, highly qualified and capable members for the position of secretary. […]

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From the President; Crunch Time

Published on October 17, 2017 in Executive Board

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By John Puglisi, NISOA President As the calendar turns to October, we are closer to the end of the college soccer season than the beginning. While every match is important, the matches in mid and late October seem to include the added pressure of conference and NCAA post season eligibility. Our challenge as officials is […]

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From the President; A New Season

Published on August 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President A new college soccer season is upon us. Time to take all the rules study, physical and mental preparation and put it to use for the student-athletes we serve. We owe it to the student-athletes to perform at the highest level for each minute of every match we have the […]

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The 2017 NISOA National Convention concluded successfully on July 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s Convention hosted education for officials, discussion and guidance for administrators and chapters, and a National Referee Academy. The Saturday session opened with Keynote Speaker Mark Dreibelbeis, Associate Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. As the Supervisor […]

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NISOA President Progress Report; June 2017

Published on June 25, 2017 in General

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President The first half of the first year of my term as president of our great organization has been busy. I am very pleased to report the successful implementation of several important initiatives. First, our Dues Structure Review Committee reviewed NISOA’s financial performance in 2016. The committee recommended returning $10 per […]

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New Senior Leadership Appointments

Published on April 1, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President We  are very pleased to announce the following new members of the NISOA Senior Leadership team in the Evaluations program group.  Gary Huber, now NISOA Vice President, is transitioning out of his role as Director of Assessment to work on major strategic initiatives for NISOA. George Noujaim as Senior Director, Evaluations George […]

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From the President; First 100 Days

Published on March 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President I am not quite 100 days into my term as NISOA President but I thought it would be a good time to report on what our Senior Leadership has done and what we are working on for our members. Our annual plan and priorities for 2017 focused on financial management, value […]

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John Van de Vaarst

Published on January 11, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President It is with mixed emotions that I announce that John Van de Vaarst informed me of his resignation from his position as NISOA Director of Operations to spend more time with his family. As one of NISOA’s core values is “family first”, I am pleased for John and his family, however, his […]

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From: John Puglisi, NISOA President Each January brings resolutions and the promise of a new year. We look ahead to the challenges and excitement of another year while looking back on the accomplishments and events of the past year. As I begin my two year term as NISOA president, I want to express my appreciation […]

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