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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From the President; First 100 Days

Published on March 29, 2017 in Executive Board

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA President I am not quite 100 days into my term as NISOA President but I thought it would be a good time to report on what our Senior Leadership has done and what we are working on for our members. Our annual plan and priorities for 2017 focused on financial management, value […]

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Time to Register for 2017 NISOA Convention

Published on March 23, 2017 in General

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The 2017 NISOA Convention is just around the corner.  Time to register for an amazing time in Nashville, TN. Check out this video to see the amazing things this city has to offer attendees.  In addition, outstanding education, speakers and camaraderie are in store for attendees. So bring your boots, your jeans, and your smile! (more…)

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NISOA Assessment Form

Published on March 22, 2017 in Assessment

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The NISOA Referee Assessment form has been modified effective immediately. Instead of having multiple forms for National Referee and Referee assessments, all assessments and observations will be documented using a single form. The new form will be used for observing and assessing referees, assistant referees and alternate officials of all levels. The form will also […]

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2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

Published on March 18, 2017 in General

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction The NCAA announced a series of Rules changes for 2017 to align the collegiate game with the Laws of the Game used for international play. The NCAA operates on a 2-year rules cycle, however, is permitted to make mid-cycle changes in order to align with the governing […]

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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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