NISOA President Progress Report; June 2017

Published on June 25, 2017 in General

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President The first half of the first year of my term as president of our great organization has been busy. I am very pleased to report the successful implementation of several important initiatives. First, our Dues Structure Review Committee reviewed NISOA’s financial performance in 2016. The committee recommended returning $10 per […]

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2017 NISOA National Referee Certification Test

The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2017 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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National Referee Academy, Nashville, Tennessee

National Referees and National/Regional Assessors attending the NISOA National Referee Academy on July 22, 2017 must register for the Academy on the NISOA Central Hub at ArbiterSports.com even if they are registered for the NISOA Annual Convention. Academy attendees who are not registered for the Convention,  are invited to the Saturday night BBQ dinner at […]

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In Memoriam; William Tkach

Published on May 31, 2017 in General

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Bill Tkach (PA)

NISOA Hall of Fame member, William “Bill” Tkach (Pennsylvania) passed away on May 3, 2017 at 90 years of age. Bill resided in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania. Beloved husband of Dorthy (Degrosky) Tkach. loving father of Patricia (Kenny) Deep, the late Maryanne Fedor  (late Ronald) and the late infant boy Willian Tkach, Grandfather of C.J. Fedor, Bridgette […]

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NASO Officiating Survey

Published on May 3, 2017 in General

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Our long time partner, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), is currently conducting a survey of sports officials regarding their experiences on and off the field. Margaret Domka, a NISOA member and former FIFA International Panel referee is managing this effort. We highly encourage all NISOA members to take the survey at this link. […]

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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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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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