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No Changes to the NISOA Fitness Test in 2016

The Executive Board is still studying modifications to the NISOA Fitness Test so there will not be any changes to the test for 2016. NISOA chapters should administer the existing NISOA Physical Performance Test for the 2016 season, effective immediately. Previous policies indicating the acceptable minimum average score for the fitness tests apply until further […]

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January 2016 Newsletter

Published on February 3, 2016 in General

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The January 2016 NISOA Newsletter is now available for download/viewing. The newsletter includes comments from George Wescott, NISOA President, articles on the recent reorganization of NISOA’s senior leadership as well as welcoming Don Wilbur back to the NISOA Executive Board as Senior Director of Evaluations. There are plenty of photos from recent tournaments and championship […]

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General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2016 for the 2017-2018 term. The NISOA By Laws allow each chapter to forward a name for each elected office position and the regional representative for the chapter’s geographical region. (more…)

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Note to the NISOA Membership

Published on December 16, 2015 in Executive Board

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Past President and Senior Director of Instruction There have been a number of questions about the relationship with Arbiter this season and its implications as to the value of a NISOA membership.  Let me provide some facts / history to put things in perspective. When we started with Arbiter in 2011 […]

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October 2015 NISOA Newsletter

Published on October 5, 2015 in General

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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 […]

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NISOA Executive Director - Manuel Ortiz, Jr. (TX)

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 […]

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Registration Fees

Published on July 26, 2015 in Executive Board

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Frank Jewell

Published on May 28, 2015 in General

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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 […]

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