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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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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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By Julie Swarts – Fabsik, NISOA Executive Director Hello NISOA community.  It has been a busy several months since my last communication.  We have made progress in several significant areas. Convention Convention-we are putting the final touches on the convention this year. Nashville is a beautiful city and our hotel will be a great fit. […]

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NISOA Assessment Procedures

Published on May 8, 2017 in Assessment

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By Rodney Kenney, Director of Assessment Based on initial feedback and further refinement, we have prepared a revised assessment form (for members and National Referees) with instructions that is available for download here or at the Forms directory. The link below will download a zip archive package with a fill-in PDF assessment form, a companion PDF with […]

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NISOA Chapter Support Request Program

The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce a new program to improve chapter support for 2017. Chapters are encouraged to use this online form to request services and/or financial support for chapter initiatives. A link to the online form is on the Forms page of our website as well. Since this is a new program, grant […]

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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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2017 NISOA Physical Performance Test Expectations

Over the past several weeks, the NISOA Executive Board contacted the chapters about the administration of the new NISOA fitness test for the 2017. We received a wide variety of responses including “why bother having a fitness test.” There were also quite a few responses that warned of a significant drop in membership if the fitness test was strictly enforced. […]

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Misconduct During Substitutions

Published on April 3, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I received a question about how to deal with misconduct during substitutions as a result of the recent note about substitutions and reporting into the game. In the case where the game was stopped at a legal substitution opportunity and the referee beckoned the substitute A12 onto […]

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New Senior Leadership Appointments

Published on April 1, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President We  are very pleased to announce the following new members of the NISOA Senior Leadership team in the Evaluations program group.  Gary Huber, now NISOA Vice President, is transitioning out of his role as Director of Assessment to work on major strategic initiatives for NISOA. George Noujaim as Senior Director, Evaluations George […]

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