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Management Styles

By: John Van de Vaarst, NISOA National Clinician, New Jersey What is a manager? An individual who plans, directs/makes decisions, organizes and controls a group of individuals to a particular outcome.  In effect, a Referee is a manager responsible for the control of the game and to ensure it is played within the established set […]

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Personal Fitness, Position, and Game Control

By: Gary Huber, NISOA Director of Assessment, Missouri One of the more frequent observations by Assessors is that not only our fitness levels need improvement, but that in some instances the ability to take effective positions during a game needs to be given some attention. It would do us all good to spend a couple […]

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NISOA Intercollegiate Uniform Dress Code

(The following NISOA Policy reminds NISOA members of the importance of dress in meeting professional behavior, performance, and appearance expectations in our assigned games.) NISOA believes that appropriate attire worn by members of an NISOA Referee Team at all intercollegiate game assignments, whether regular season, post-season, or other intercollegiate tournament game assignments, promotes the image […]

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You Make the Call – Pulled Back

Published on April 22, 2010 in General, Video Training

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You Make the Call - Pulled Back

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2010 NISOA National Convention Agenda

Published on April 20, 2010 in General

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2010 NISOA National Convention Agenda

The 2010 NISOA National Convention will be held from July 15, 2010 through July 18, 2010 at the Comfort Suites in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The convention is a highlight of the annual NISOA calendar and includes social, instructional and organizational events. Registration forms are available on the home page of our web site.The agenda for the […]

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Mario J. Donnangelo, 1938-2010

Published on April 14, 2010 in General

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Mario Donnangelo

At the early age of 71, Mario Donnangelo passed away in his sleep on Monday morning, April 12, 2010. Mario was an icon of NISOA.  In addition to being a long time referee for NISOA, including a national championship game, Mario worked diligently for the organization in many capacities.  Since 1991, Mario served as Associate […]

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You Make The Call - Tactical Foul

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Referee Nuts and Bolts - April 2010

By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida 1. Is Offside That Difficult? The answers are: “yes”, “no.”, and “it doesn’t have to be.” From the time you start refereeing you are going to draw periodic criticism for your enforcement of the “Offside” rule.  All of the criticism won’t necessarily be because your judgment and enforcement is faulty.  […]

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NISOA Preferred Interscholastic Uniform Dress Code

By: Mario Donnangelo, Associate Director, NISOA, Pennsylvania NISOA believes that appropriate attire worn by members of a NISOA Referee Team at high school game assignments promotes the image of professionalism. It’s a usually-accepted precept among Referees that you must not only act but also appear professional in performing all your refereeing duties and responsibilities. This […]

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Three Concerns about Game Control

By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, (April 2010) Many discussions among fellow referees often center around the same group of concerns that we have identified throughout the games we officiate. We see the game from the viewpoint of the referee who is most concerned with whether or not the rules are not being infringed, and that […]

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