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No Changes to the NISOA Fitness Test in 2016

The Executive Board is still studying modifications to the NISOA Fitness Test so there will not be any changes to the test for 2016. NISOA chapters should administer the existing NISOA Physical Performance Test for the 2016 season, effective immediately. Previous policies indicating the acceptable minimum average score for the fitness tests apply until further […]

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January 2016 Newsletter

Published on February 3, 2016 in General

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The January 2016 NISOA Newsletter is now available for download/viewing. The newsletter includes comments from George Wescott, NISOA President, articles on the recent reorganization of NISOA’s senior leadership as well as welcoming Don Wilbur back to the NISOA Executive Board as Senior Director of Evaluations. There are plenty of photos from recent tournaments and championship […]

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October 2015 NISOA Newsletter

Published on October 5, 2015 in General

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The October 2015 NISOA newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes highlights from the July 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convention expertly hosted by the South Texas ISOA chapter in San Antonio, Texas. The newsletter has articles about the most recent members of the NISOA Hall of Fame, Ken Mather […]

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Registration Fees

Published on July 26, 2015 in Executive Board

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It has been a busy off-season administratively within NISOA and the organizations who are our key partners and customers.  There have been numerous communications from the NCAA, NAIA and ArbiterSports regarding changes in procedures with regard to registration and post season assignments.  NISOA entered into a long term agreement with Arbiter a number of years […]

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The deadline to take the 2015 NISOA National Referee certification exam on the NISOA Central Hub has been extended to midnight (eastern daylight time), August 16, 2015. A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with a 90% score.  You will be given 2 attempts.  Only this exam – the National […]

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NISOA members may have received notice from the NCAA through ArbiterSports that the NCAA is imposing a registration fee on soccer officials for the 2015 season. Officials who elect to register with the NCAA and pay the registration fee will have access to the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. They will also be eligible for NCAA […]

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Frank Jewell

Published on May 28, 2015 in General

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We are deeply saddened to report that Frank Jewell passed away on Tuesday, May 26, at the age of 81.  Frank was a life member of NISOA, Hall of Fame, Honor Award, Robert Sumpter Excellence in Teaching recipient, and Distinguished Service Award winner.  Frank was a true NISOA member working diligently for the organization in numerous […]

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2015 NISOA Referee Training Camp

Published on May 13, 2015 in Instruction

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NISOA Referee Training Camp

The daily schedule for the 2015 NISOA Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is now available for download.

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Registration for the 2015 National Referee Academies is now open on the Arbiter NISOA Central Hub for all returning National Referees, National Assessors and National Referee Applicants. Please register early for the academy you wish to attend so we know approximate numbers for the local coordinators to prepare for at their site.

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President George Wescott is pleased to announce the appointment of Manny Ortiz, Jr, Garland, TX., as NISOA Interim Executive Director. This appointment was approved by a special vote of the Executive Board. Manny has a long history with NISOA in many capacities. He joined in 1980 and was an active official and National Referee for […]

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