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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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2017 NISOA National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 10, 2017 in General

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2017 NISOA National Referee Academy Schedule

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 – Fact Sheet June 3, 2017 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro – Fact Sheet […]

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Summary of January 2017 Executive Board Meeting

The NISOA Executive Board met in Los Angeles, California from January 12, 2017 through January 14, 2017 to take on several challenges facing the organization. The following members of the NISOA Executive Board attended: John Puglisi, President Julie Swarts, Executive Director Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction Don Wilbur, Sr. Director of Evaluation Dan Lukash, […]

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test

Published on January 31, 2017 in General

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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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John Van de Vaarst

Published on January 11, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President It is with mixed emotions that I announce that John Van de Vaarst informed me of his resignation from his position as NISOA Director of Operations to spend more time with his family. As one of NISOA’s core values is “family first”, I am pleased for John and his family, however, his […]

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From: John Puglisi, NISOA President Each January brings resolutions and the promise of a new year. We look ahead to the challenges and excitement of another year while looking back on the accomplishments and events of the past year. As I begin my two year term as NISOA president, I want to express my appreciation […]

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2016 NISOA - NCAA Soccer Rules Test Missed Questions

The top ten missed questions from this season’s NISOA – NCAA Soccer Rules test are available for review with the correct answers and rules citations. Several of the most missed questions were about the NCAA Tiebreaker procedure. Please review the tiebreaking procedure prior to any post season assignment and as part of the pre-game discussion among the […]

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NCAA Soccer Rule 14 – Penalty Kick

Published on October 27, 2016 in Instruction

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA National Clinician Recently, the IFAB revised Law 14, The Penalty Kick. Several sanctions for infringements were changed. These changes occurred after the 2016 -2017 NCAA Soccer rules were finalized. While many of the procedural aspects of the penalty kick are the same under the 2016 – 2017 NCAA Soccer rules and […]

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