The October 2015 NISOA newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes highlights from the July 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convention expertly hosted by the South Texas ISOA chapter in San Antonio, Texas. The newsletter has articles about the most recent members of the NISOA Hall of Fame, Ken Mather […]
From: Manny Ortiz, Jr., NISOA Executive Director The NAIA Council of Presidents and the Conference Commissioners passed an initiative to work with Arbiter Sports to register and communicate with officials. This was for all sports with soccer officials registration effective for the 2015-16 school year. The intent is for the NAIA to communicate with officials across the conferences […]
It has been a busy off-season administratively within NISOA and the organizations who are our key partners and customers. There have been numerous communications from the NCAA, NAIA and ArbiterSports regarding changes in procedures with regard to registration and post season assignments. NISOA entered into a long term agreement with Arbiter a number of years […]
The deadline to take the 2015 NISOA National Referee certification exam on the NISOA Central Hub has been extended to midnight (eastern daylight time), August 16, 2015. A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with a 90% score. You will be given 2 attempts. Only this exam – the National […]
NISOA members may have received notice from the NCAA through ArbiterSports that the NCAA is imposing a registration fee on soccer officials for the 2015 season. Officials who elect to register with the NCAA and pay the registration fee will have access to the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. They will also be eligible for NCAA […]
We are deeply saddened to report that Frank Jewell passed away on Tuesday, May 26, at the age of 81. Frank was a life member of NISOA, Hall of Fame, Honor Award, Robert Sumpter Excellence in Teaching recipient, and Distinguished Service Award winner. Frank was a true NISOA member working diligently for the organization in numerous […]
The daily schedule for the 2015 NISOA Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is now available for download.
As most of you are aware, the NAIA is advising that each soccer official who works NIAIA games should register with the NAIA through ArbiterSports. The fee is $50.00. The purpose of this memorandum is provide some additional background and let you know what NISOA is doing to try and work with NAIA. First, this […]
Registration for the 2015 National Referee Academies is now open on the Arbiter NISOA Central Hub for all returning National Referees, National Assessors and National Referee Applicants. Please register early for the academy you wish to attend so we know approximate numbers for the local coordinators to prepare for at their site.
President George Wescott is pleased to announce the appointment of Manny Ortiz, Jr, Garland, TX., as NISOA Interim Executive Director. This appointment was approved by a special vote of the Executive Board. Manny has a long history with NISOA in many capacities. He joined in 1980 and was an active official and National Referee for […]