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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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New NISOA Physical Performance Test

Published on January 31, 2017 in General

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The NISOA Executive Board approved new Physical Performance Tests for NISOA National Referees and new/renewing members effective immediately. The existing 4 event test (12 minute run, Pro-40 Box, AR-50 M and 30 M shuttle) has been replaced with a more modern testing protocol. There are separate tests for NISOA National Referees and Renewing/New NISOA members. In July […]

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2016 NISOA - NCAA Soccer Rules Test Missed Questions

The top ten missed questions from this season’s NISOA – NCAA Soccer Rules test are available for review with the correct answers and rules citations. Several of the most missed questions were about the NCAA Tiebreaker procedure. Please review the tiebreaking procedure prior to any post season assignment and as part of the pre-game discussion among the […]

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NISOA September 2016 Newsletter

Published on September 20, 2016 in General

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The NISOA September 2016 Newsletter is now available for viewing/download. This edition of the newsletter includes photos from the 2016 NISOA Awards Dinner, a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, a brief biography of new NISOA Executive Director Julie Fabsik – Swarts, results of the 2016 General Elections, as well as photos from the NISOA […]

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2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner

Published on September 8, 2016 in General

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The 2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 23, 2016. The highlight of the evening was Terry Vaughn becoming the latest member of the NISOA Hall of Fame in his home state of Iowa. Thanks to Doug Ferguson (NISOA National Referee from Indiana), the awards dinner was streamed live and […]

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Julie Fabsik - Swarts
NISOA Executive Director

After a nationwide search, NISOA President, George Wescott has appointed Ms. Julie Fabsik – Swarts as NISOA Executive Director. Regarding the appointment, George said, “Please join me in welcoming Julie Fabsik – Swarts as NISOA’s new Executive Director. Julie brings with her many years of increasingly responsible experience in working with non-profit organizations. We are looking […]

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2016 - 2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Summary

The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel have approved several rules changes for the upcoming NCAA soccer season. Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor published a summary of the approved rules changes in advance of the rules book publication. New soccer rules include provisions for video review, player equipment, duration of the […]

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May 2016 NISOA Newsletter

Published on May 1, 2016 in General

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The May 2016 NISOA Intercollegiate newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, announcements of two new regional representatives, a summary of the upcoming NCAA Soccer Rules changes, the 2016 National Referee Academy schedule and more.

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Robert (Bob) Evans 1939-2016

Published on March 30, 2016 in General

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With great sadness, we learned of the passing of Robert (Bob) Evans in Lagrange, Georgia on March 29, 2016. Bob was a NISOA Clinician and a giant in the United States soccer community both on the field as a referee and off the field as a clinician, assessor, mentor and author. He was a true […]

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