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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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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New NISOA Physical Performance Test

Published on January 31, 2017 in

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test

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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NISOA September 2016 Newsletter

Published on September 20, 2016 in

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The NISOA September 2016 Newsletter is now available for viewing/download. This edition of the newsletter includes photos from the 2016 NISOA Awards Dinner, a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, a brief biography of new NISOA Executive Director Julie Fabsik – Swarts, results of the 2016 General Elections, as well as photos from the NISOA […]

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2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner

Published on September 8, 2016 in

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The 2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 23, 2016. The highlight of the evening was Terry Vaughn becoming the latest member of the NISOA Hall of Fame in his home state of Iowa. Thanks to Doug Ferguson (NISOA National Referee from Indiana), the awards dinner was streamed live and […]

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2016 - 2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Summary

The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel have approved several rules changes for the upcoming NCAA soccer season. Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor published a summary of the approved rules changes in advance of the rules book publication. New soccer rules include provisions for video review, player equipment, duration of the […]

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May 2016 NISOA Newsletter

Published on May 1, 2016 in

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The May 2016 NISOA Intercollegiate newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, announcements of two new regional representatives, a summary of the upcoming NCAA Soccer Rules changes, the 2016 National Referee Academy schedule and more.

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Robert (Bob) Evans 1939-2016

Published on March 30, 2016 in

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With great sadness, we learned of the passing of Robert (Bob) Evans in Lagrange, Georgia on March 29, 2016. Bob was a NISOA Clinician and a giant in the United States soccer community both on the field as a referee and off the field as a clinician, assessor, mentor and author. He was a true […]

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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

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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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