Georgia ISOA Tribute to Pierce Richardson

Published on September 13, 2017 in General

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Several members of the Georgia ISOA chose to honor the late Pierce Richardson by wearing a black band on their NISOA badge for the game between Auburn University and High Point University on September 8, 2017. Thanks to Lance VanHaitsma (South Florida ISOA), Manuel Ortiz, Jr. and the Georgia ISOA for sharing the photo.

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Pierce Richardson Memorial

Published on September 9, 2017 in General

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From Griff Sims, President, Georgia ISOA: We lost a treasured friend and member of our GISOA family last week. Most of today’s GISOA referees know Pierce as our assignor, but that role the past 27 years was just his 2nd half. He was a GISOA official for 32 years before continuing his work administratively. He helped […]

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In Memoriam; Pierce Richardson

Published on September 2, 2017 in General

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NISOA Hall of Fame member, Pierce Richardson passed away on August 31, 2017. Pierce was one of the original NISOA Assignors as well as a National Referee, and Region IV Representative. Pierce’s many accomplishments are documented on his Hall of Fame page. A memorial service is being planned with details to follow.

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In Memoriam; Julio Salas

Published on August 18, 2017 in General

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NISOA Hall of Fame member, Julio Salas passed away on August 16, 2017 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Julio was inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame in 2012. His achievements on the soccer field were numerous and summarized on his Hall of Fame page. He will be remembered on August 23, 2017 at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 […]

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In Memoriam; William Tkach

Published on May 31, 2017 in General

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NISOA Hall of Fame member, William “Bill” Tkach (Pennsylvania) passed away on May 3, 2017 at 90 years of age. Bill resided in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania. Beloved husband of Dorthy (Degrosky) Tkach. loving father of Patricia (Kenny) Deep, the late Maryanne Fedor  (late Ronald) and the late infant boy Willian Tkach, Grandfather of C.J. Fedor, Bridgette […]

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NISOA Chapter Support Request Program

The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce a new program to improve chapter support for 2017. Chapters are encouraged to use this online form to request services and/or financial support for chapter initiatives. A link to the online form is on the Forms page of our website as well. Since this is a new program, grant […]

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NASO Officiating Survey

Published on May 3, 2017 in General

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Our long time partner, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), is currently conducting a survey of sports officials regarding their experiences on and off the field. Margaret Domka, a NISOA member and former FIFA International Panel referee is managing this effort. We highly encourage all NISOA members to take the survey at this link. […]

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2017 NISOA Physical Performance Test Expectations

Over the past several weeks, the NISOA Executive Board contacted the chapters about the administration of the new NISOA fitness test for the 2017. We received a wide variety of responses including “why bother having a fitness test.” There were also quite a few responses that warned of a significant drop in membership if the fitness test was strictly enforced. […]

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Physical Performance Test Modified for NISOA National Referees

The physical performance test for NISOA National Referees which was announced in January 2017 has been modified. NISOA National Referees will take the same physical performance test as new and renewing NISOA members in 2017. NISOA National Referees will be required to meet the current minimum standards for the 40 meter sprint and 150 meter/50 […]

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Summary of January 2017 Executive Board Meeting

The NISOA Executive Board met in Los Angeles, California from January 12, 2017 through January 14, 2017 to take on several challenges facing the organization. The following members of the NISOA Executive Board attended: John Puglisi, President Julie Swarts, Executive Director Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction Don Wilbur, Sr. Director of Evaluation Dan Lukash, […]

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