2015 NISOA Auxiliary Convention Plans

Published on April 1, 2015 in General

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Plans for the 2015 auxiliary events at the convention are near completion. Visiting San Antonio should be a great experience for all. The NISOA Auxiliary plans the following for the event: Friday, July 17, 2015 – Breakfast and then visit the Alamo which is only a few blocks from the hotel. Lunch on your own […]

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test Deferred

Published on March 23, 2015 in General

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test Deferred

A new NISOA Physical Performance (fitness) test was approved by the Executive Board and the General Membership in July 2014. However, due to some difficulties developing and implementing a scoring system similar to the existing NISOA Physical Performance Test, the Executive Board has approved deferring the new Physical Performance Test until the 2016 season. NISOA […]

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March 2015 NISOA Newsletter

Published on March 9, 2015 in General

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March 2015 NISOA Newsletter

The March 2015 NISOA Intercollegiate newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, crew photographs from post season tournaments, and the 2014 NISOA National Referee Assessment survey report. Information and registration forms for the 2015 NISOA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas are also […]

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Offside Interpretation

Published on March 6, 2015 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Director of Instruction There has been significant discussion in the global soccer community about the interpretation and application of the Offside rule. FIFA has changed how to interpret “deliberate play” and has been refining the interpretation and situation assessment. US Soccer and the professional leagues have been modifying instructional material to […]

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2015 National Referee Academy Site List

Published on February 24, 2015 in Instruction

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2015 National Referee Academy Site List

Sites and dates for the 2015 NISOA National Referee Academy clinics are now available. This list is provided for planning purposes. Click a site for the fact sheet. May 16, 2015 – Ontario, California June 6, 2015 – Greensboro, North Carolina June 13, 2015 – Orlando, Florida June 13, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois June 20, 2015 – […]

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NISOA and ECSR Partnership

Published on February 2, 2015 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Director of Instruction The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) and the Elite College Soccer Referees (ECSR) share a common objective to develop collegiate referees through training and instruction so as better serve the collegiate referee community and the intercollegiate game.  The two organizations have agreed that a collaboration which leverages both […]

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A Message from the Past President

Published on January 12, 2015 in Executive Board

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From: Todd Abraham, NISOA Past President As I transition NISOA’s presidency to George Wescott, I am very pleased by the progress we have made over the past two years both on and off the field. We have accomplished a lot and I believe NISOA is in a better place due to the tireless efforts of […]

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From the Executive Director

Published on December 6, 2014 in Executive Board

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By: C. Cliff McCrath Reference is made to the following message to the NISOA “family”. After periodic conversations with Todd Abraham and Ken Andres, I have decided that it is in the best interests of our organization to conclude my tenure as Executive Director. (more…)

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From Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor and the NCAA Soccer Central Hub: Players, coaches and referees are not permitted to use cameras or other recording devices worn on the head or uniform during NCAA soccer games. The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee will consider whether or not to permit the use of such devices at […]

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2014 NFHS Soccer Rules Questionnaire

Published on November 10, 2014 in General

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NISOA members have been invited to take part in the NFHS rules-writing process by taking the annual soccer rules questionnaire. This questionnaire is provided so the opinions of a national sampling of coaches and registered officials will be considered by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 5, 2014. To participate in the questionnaire […]

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