Time to Register for 2017 NISOA Convention

Published on March 23, 2017 in

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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John Van de Vaarst

Published on January 11, 2017 in

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President It is with mixed emotions that I announce that John Van de Vaarst informed me of his resignation from his position as NISOA Director of Operations to spend more time with his family. As one of NISOA’s core values is “family first”, I am pleased for John and his family, however, his […]

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