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2018 NISOA National Referee Certification Test

The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2018 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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Based on feedback and the 2017 data collected from the chapters, the NISOA Executive Board will continue to collect data with the same expectations from last season. In summary, NISOA expects: Chapters shall administer the new fitness test as prescribed. Members who may be excused from taking the test because they have passed an equivalent or […]

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New NISOA Uniform Options for 2018

Published on May 10, 2018 in General

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The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce three new uniform shirts and a new sock design for 2018. Thanks to our official sponsor and partner, Officials Sports International (OSI), the uniform shirts are available to currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price for a limited time for only. If you buy a […]

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April 2018 NISOA Newsletter

Published on April 12, 2018 in General

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The April 2018 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting, pictures from last season’s championship matches, an interview with NCAA College Cup referee Chico Grajeda and more.

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In Memoriam; Walter ‘Doc’ Ersing

Published on February 16, 2018 in General

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Walter "Doc" Ersing (OH)

Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)

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Each year, NISOA recognizes interscholastic and collegiate coaches for outstanding merit and sportsmanship. Awards were presented by NISOA Executive Director, Julie Fabsik-Swarts and NISOA Vice President, Gary Huber at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2018. (more…)

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In Memoriam; Jack Breetveld

Published on January 19, 2018 in General

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Jack Breedveld (RI)

Long time NEISOA and NISOA referee, National Assessor and chapter administrator, Jack Breetveld passed away at the age of 80 on January 18, 2018. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, and most importantly a mentor to young and developing referees. A memorial […]

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In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017 in General

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William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

By: Ross Meloan, NISOA Interscholastic Division Director On October 2, 2017, Columbia Southern University honored one of NISOA’s Hall of Fame members with the dedication of the Dr. Joseph Manjone Center for Continuing Education on the university’s campus in Orange Beach, Alabama. Dr. Manjone was recognized for his tireless and pioneering work in academe specifically […]

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Georgia ISOA Tribute to Pierce Richardson

Published on September 13, 2017 in General

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Several members of the Georgia ISOA chose to honor the late Pierce Richardson by wearing a black band on their NISOA badge for the game between Auburn University and High Point University on September 8, 2017. Thanks to Lance VanHaitsma (South Florida ISOA), Manuel Ortiz, Jr. and the Georgia ISOA for sharing the photo.

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