2018 National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 2, 2018


The following tentative dates for the 2018 NISOA National Referee Academies are provided for planning use. Please be aware these dates and locations are tentative based on securing local hosting facilities. Please check this page or our Twitter timeline as details are finalized. Academy registration (National Referees only) is done through the NISOA Central Hub on ArbiterSports.com.


Date Location Information
May 5, 2018 Cal-South (CA) Fact Sheet
June 2, 2018 Greensboro NC Fact Sheet
June 9, 2018 San Antonio TX Fact Sheet
June 16, 2018 Worcester MA Fact Sheet
June 16, 2018 Orlando FL Fact Sheet
June 23, 2018 Kansas City (Olathe KS) Fact Sheet
June 30, 2018 Cal-North (CA) Fact SheetAgenda
July 7, 2018 Chicago IL Fact Sheet – Agenda
July 14, 2018 Oklahoma City OK Fact Sheet – Agenda
July 14, 2018 Philadelphia PA Fact Sheet, Agenda w/ Parking Pass
August 4, 2018 Birmingham AL Fact Sheet – Agenda
August 4, 2018 Portland OR Fact Sheet – Agenda

31 Responses to “2018 National Referee Academy Schedule”

  1. PAUL DEVERSE says:

    Tom, when can we start registering for national camps. That way we can have it penciled in on our summer schedules.

    • Tom Richardson Tom Richardson says:

      Goal is to have registration open by April 2 on NISOA Central Hub. An e-mail announcement will go out to all NR’s.

    • Lance VanHaitsma Lance VanHaitsma says:


      You should have received an email by now notifying you that registration for 2018 NISOA National Referee Academies is now open.

      Please go onto the NISOA Central Hub on Arbiter Sports for registration.

      Thank You


    when will the details for each academy be release, such as location and agenda/schedule of events

    • Lance VanHaitsma Lance VanHaitsma says:

      Fact sheets have been posted above for 8 of the 12 NRP Academy Sites. Once details are finalized for the remaining 4 sites, they will be posted accordingly

      Thank you for your patience

  3. Michael Terry says:

    For verification of the fitness test, can our USSF LAC verify that we ran the fitness test? Or does it have to be from our NISOA Chapter? Also, if we ran the FIFA Men’s AR test rather than the specific NISOA/USSF State Referee fitness test, does that still qualify?

  4. Joe Sanchez says:

    I signed to attend the Orlando meeting, but as of today I have not been any information

  5. Bill says:

    Just checking to see if there is any update on the Olathe KS clinic. Trying to make travel arrangements.

  6. Andy Ellsworth says:

    I have signed up for the Kansas City clinic. Can you give me a status update for this clinic. Has a location been set and will a fact sheet be available soon..

    • Lance VanHaitsma Lance VanHaitsma says:

      Hi Andy & Bill,

      The Olathe, KS fact sheet has been finalized and will be posted today.

      Just a heads up, the clinic is scheduled to start at 8am and finish by 5pm on Saturday 6/23/18.

      Please check back later this afternoon for the fact sheet.

      Thank you


      • Doug Helfrich says:

        Will we receive an email confirmation or just the information on the data sheet?



        • Tom Richardson Tom Richardson says:

          As long as you have completed the registration, you are on the attendee list. All information with agena should be on web-site and NISOA Central Hub.

    • Lance VanHaitsma Lance VanHaitsma says:

      MidAmerica Nazarene University
      2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062

  7. brian lynch says:

    what is the date that the fitness test must be completed by?

  8. Lucy Bell says:

    I just wanted to confirm that the National Referee PFT is now the same as the new/renewing NISOA member fitness test. My local chapter is administering the regular test next weekend and I wanted to be sure that was, in fact, the sufficient test for National as well. Please advise. Much appreciated!

  9. DAVID MACY says:

    Do we have a place to register for an academy or do we just show up ??

  10. Harold Chappel says:

    Julie, I will attend the meeting at Villanova Univ. July 14. My question is how do you obtain a parking permit. It said attached is a parking permit but I could not find it?