Misconduct During Substitutions

Published on April 3, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I received a question about how to deal with misconduct during substitutions as a result of the recent note about substitutions and reporting into the game. In the case where the game was stopped at a legal substitution opportunity and the referee beckoned the substitute A12 onto […]

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New Senior Leadership Appointments

Published on April 1, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President We  are very pleased to announce the following new members of the NISOA Senior Leadership team in the Evaluations program group.  Gary Huber, now NISOA Vice President, is transitioning out of his role as Director of Assessment to work on major strategic initiatives for NISOA. George Noujaim as Senior Director, Evaluations George […]

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From the President; First 100 Days

Published on March 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President I am not quite 100 days into my term as NISOA President but I thought it would be a good time to report on what our Senior Leadership has done and what we are working on for our members. Our annual plan and priorities for 2017 focused on financial management, value […]

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Time to Register for 2017 NISOA Convention

Published on March 23, 2017 in General

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The 2017 NISOA Convention is just around the corner.  Time to register for an amazing time in Nashville, TN. Check out this video to see the amazing things this city has to offer attendees.  In addition, outstanding education, speakers and camaraderie are in store for attendees. So bring your boots, your jeans, and your smile! (more…)

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NISOA Assessment Form

Published on March 22, 2017 in Assessment

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The NISOA Referee Assessment form has been modified effective immediately. Instead of having multiple forms for National Referee and Referee assessments, all assessments and observations will be documented using a single form. The new form will be used for observing and assessing referees, assistant referees and alternate officials of all levels. The form will also […]

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2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

Published on March 18, 2017 in General

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction The NCAA announced a series of Rules changes for 2017 to align the collegiate game with the Laws of the Game used for international play. The NCAA operates on a 2-year rules cycle, however, is permitted to make mid-cycle changes in order to align with the governing […]

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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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Mark your calendar for July 22-23 in Nashville, TN! Check out the exciting new NISOA Convention Registration and information website.   Included in this year’s convention will be an education track for referees, one for national referees and one for experienced chapter leadership.  Exciting keynote speakers are soon to be announced. A Saturday night BBQ […]

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Insurance Information for the NISOA Member

Published on February 16, 2017 in General

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Insurance Information for the NISOA Member

A major benefit of membership in NISOA is that each registered, dues paying member is provided a personal general liability insurance coverage.   If any official, assessor, assignor or instructor is an LLC, this policy will not respond to protect the business.   This is strictly a personal liability policy that protects the official, assessor, assignor or […]

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2017 NISOA National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 10, 2017 in General

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2017 NISOA National Referee Academy Schedule

Sites and dates for the 2017 NISOA National Referee Academy clinics are now available. This list is provided for planning purposes. Fact sheets will be posted here as they become available. Sites and dates may be subject to change. May 20, 2017 Southern California – Citrus College June 3, 2017 Greensboro, NC – UNC Greensboro June 10, 2017 […]

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