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Cliff McCrath

Ladies and Gentlemen of NISOA: This weekend marks one of the more somber and, yet, special times in American history. The college season is well underway and I wish you all the greatest success in managing and officiating games – be they the Game-of-the-Week or “Triple ZZZ” Institute in Backcountry U.S.A. But sometime in the […]

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NISOA National Referee Application Period Now Open as of September 1, 2011. The new application form for the 2012 National Referee camps is now available for your use. Please read the document closely and follow the steps to ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner and you can avoid any late fees. […]

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NISOA Partners With Columbia Southern University and Waldorf College

Waldorf College (Forest City, Iowa) is offering discounted online degree tuition for NISOA members as well as a one time scholarship (NISOA members as well as their spouse and children) towards first year tuition for their residential program. Columbia Southern University, one of the nation’s top online universities is also offering discounted tuition and an application […]

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Summary of 2011 NISOA National Convention and Annual General Meeting

The following items were announced or approved at the 2011 NISOA National Convention and Annual General Meeting in Frisco, Texas on July 16, 2011: Manuel Ortiz Jr. was appointed Director of Assigning. Starting this year, the Annual Rules Refresher test will be administered online by the NCAA at ArbiterSports.com. The entry exam for candidates will […]

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The NISOA Auxiliary has announced the following events during the 2011 NISOA National Convention in Frisco, Texas. Friday, July 15, 2011 Auxiliary picture taken in the hotel lobby at 9:30 AM. Excursion to the Frisco Heritage Museum with shopping and lunch to follow. Leave the hotel at 10:00 AM. Evening Event: Boat Ride hosted by […]

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Metric Conversion

Published on March 22, 2011 in General

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Metric Conversion

Individuals have asked for a conversion chart from metric to feet and yards to prepare for the physical fitness testing. 10 meters = 32.8 feet = 10.9 yards 15 meters = 49.2 feet = 16.4 yards 30 meters = 98.4 feet = 32.8 yards 40 meters = 131.2 feet = 43.7 yards 50 meters = […]

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2011 Comparative Rules Guide

Published on February 17, 2011 in General

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The 2011 edition of the Comparative Rules Guide is now on the forms page. This document compares the NCAA Rules, NFHS Rules and the FIFA Laws of the Game. It is a great tool to use on a regular basis to ensure proper application of rules/laws of the game. Printed versions will be available to […]

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2011 NISOA Assignors’ Workshop

Published on December 7, 2010 in General

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The 2011 Assignors Workshop is scheduled for March 25-27, 2011 in Frisco, TX, a suburb of Dallas.  The host hotel is the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco, Convention Center and Spa where a block of rooms have been reserved for NISOA participants.  This is a critical meeting with several key components on the agenda including relationships with […]

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November 2010 NISOA Newsletter

Published on November 12, 2010 in General

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November 2010 NISOA Newsletter

The electronic version of the November 2010 NISOA newsletter is now available. This version includes articles describing the benefits of attending the NISOA Referee Training Camp as well as recapping the highlights and awards presented at 2010 NISOA National Convention.

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Online Training Program Launched

Published on October 18, 2010 in General

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Online Training Program Launched

NISOA has signed contracts with the NCAA and Arbitersports for the development and launching of a new training website. As part of the annual dues, each NISOA member has access to the site and can take quizzes, review video, read instructional articles and more. Nonmembers will have to pay $100.00 for the service. Since the […]

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