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2018 NISOA National Referee Certification Test

The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2018 is now available on the NISOA Central Hub at ArbiterSports.com.  Please note that this exam also may be used for local chapter requirements and is the same exam used for NCAA post season eligibility.  A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with a […]

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Based on feedback and the 2017 data collected from the chapters, the NISOA Executive Board will continue to collect data with the same expectations from last season. In summary, NISOA expects: Chapters shall administer the new fitness test as prescribed. Members who may be excused from taking the test because they have passed an equivalent or […]

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New NISOA Uniform Options for 2018

Published on May 10, 2018 in General

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The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce three new uniform shirts and a new sock design for 2018. Thanks to our official sponsor and partner, Officials Sports International (OSI), the uniform shirts are available to currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price for a limited time for only. If you buy a […]

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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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April 2018 NISOA Newsletter

Published on April 12, 2018 in General

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The April 2018 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting, pictures from last season’s championship matches, an interview with NCAA College Cup referee Chico Grajeda and more.

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2018 NISOA Annual General Meeting

Published on March 30, 2018 in Executive Board

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The 2018 NISOA Annual General Meeting will be held on April 14, 2018 at 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time in Indianapolis, Indiana at the JW Marriott Hotel at 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting is open to all members. We are pleased to announce the meeting will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and […]

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By Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I am please to announce the appointment of Mark Cahen as NISOA’s Director of Video Instruction, reporting to me.  The NISOA Director of Video Instruction is responsible to obtain video source material from college soccer games and prepare instructional material for publication on nisoa.com. The responsibilities include: […]

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In Memoriam; Walter ‘Doc’ Ersing

Published on February 16, 2018 in General

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Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)

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2018 National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 2, 2018 in Instruction

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The following tentative dates for the 2018 NISOA National Referee Academies are provided for planning use. Please be aware these dates and locations are tentative based on securing local hosting facilities. Please check this page or our Twitter timeline as details are finalized. Academy registration (National Referees only) is done through the NISOA Central Hub […]

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