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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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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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Lance Van Haitsma
Director of Operations

The NISOA Executive Board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Lance VanHaitsma (Florida) to the position of Director of Operations. Lance was selected by the committee lead by NISOA Executive Director Julie Swarts and Dan Lukash after a nationwide search. The Director of Operations is an Executive Board position, responsible for organization operational […]

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General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2018 for the 2019-2020 term. The NISOA By Laws allow each chapter to forward a name for each elected office position and the regional representative for the chapter’s geographical region. Position descriptions are available for download here. […]

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From the President; Crunch Time

Published on October 17, 2017 in Executive Board

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By John Puglisi, NISOA President As the calendar turns to October, we are closer to the end of the college soccer season than the beginning. While every match is important, the matches in mid and late October seem to include the added pressure of conference and NCAA post season eligibility. Our challenge as officials is […]

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From the President; A New Season

Published on August 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President A new college soccer season is upon us. Time to take all the rules study, physical and mental preparation and put it to use for the student-athletes we serve. We owe it to the student-athletes to perform at the highest level for each minute of every match we have the […]

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The 2017 NISOA National Convention concluded successfully on July 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s Convention hosted education for officials, discussion and guidance for administrators and chapters, and a National Referee Academy. The Saturday session opened with Keynote Speaker Mark Dreibelbeis, Associate Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. As the Supervisor […]

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By Julie Swarts – Fabsik, NISOA Executive Director Hello NISOA community.  It has been a busy several months since my last communication.  We have made progress in several significant areas. Convention Convention-we are putting the final touches on the convention this year. Nashville is a beautiful city and our hotel will be a great fit. […]

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NISOA Chapter Support Request Program

The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce a new program to improve chapter support for 2017. Chapters are encouraged to use this online form to request services and/or financial support for chapter initiatives. A link to the online form is on the Forms page of our website as well. Since this is a new program, grant […]

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2017 NISOA Physical Performance Test Expectations

Over the past several weeks, the NISOA Executive Board contacted the chapters about the administration of the new NISOA fitness test for the 2017. We received a wide variety of responses including “why bother having a fitness test.” There were also quite a few responses that warned of a significant drop in membership if the fitness test was strictly enforced. […]

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