In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017 in General

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William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]

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General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2018 for the 2019-2020 term. The NISOA By Laws allow each chapter to forward a name for each elected office position and the regional representative for the chapter’s geographical region. Position descriptions are available for download here. […]

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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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Julio Salas

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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Bill Tkach (PA)

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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