Apollo 11 and NISOA

Published on July 31, 2019 in General

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As the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, we also celebrate the efforts of one of our senior leaders, Joe Rivetti, for his role in supporting Apollo 11 and subsequent missions. Most of us know Joe Rivetti as the regional representative for Region X, coordinating all the […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

NISOA Hall of Fame member, Dr. Joseph Manjone has been selected as one of twelve to be enshrined in the inaugural class of the Alabama Sports Officials Hall of Fame in August 2019. Joe has officiated a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, wrestling, cross country, track and his specialty, soccer. He […]

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In Memoriam; Mike Balson

Published on June 8, 2019 in General

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Corey Rockwell and Mike Balson

By: Corey Rockwell, NISOA Member and FIFA International Panel Mike Balson passed away recently after battling 10 years with Dementia. I refereed 60 or 70 games with him.. maybe even more. We worked a ton of ACC and college games together when I was in my 20’s. But I don’t consider him one of my […]

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While 2019 is not a biennial rules change season for NCAA Soccer, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) has approved a new rule allowing for hydration breaks for matches played in high humidity conditions.  The PROP has also modified the rules regarding penalties enforced against a team who allows an ejected or suspended player […]

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Summary of the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit

Published on April 12, 2019 in Instruction

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NISOA hosted its 1st Annual Referee Summit on February 23, 2019 at the Lou Fusz Athletic Facility, located within Rams Park in St Louis, MO. A total of 139 attendees including 2 vendors, OSI and Relation Insurance, and 2 American Sign Language Interpreters were present to provide an inclusive educational experience for all in attendance. The […]

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NCAA Soccer Playing Rules; Frequently Asked Questions on Uniforms and Contest Delays

The NCAA has published a memorandum regarding the application of NCAA playing rules related to disruptions and/or actions of the participants that might occur prior to or during athletics contests. Please review the memorandum and the soccer specific playing rules frequently asked questions. Thanks to Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor for this information.

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Based on feedback and the 2017 data collected from the chapters, the NISOA Executive Board will continue to collect data with the same expectations from last season. In summary, NISOA expects: Chapters shall administer the new fitness test as prescribed. Members who may be excused from taking the test because they have passed an equivalent or […]

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In Memoriam; Walter ‘Doc’ Ersing

Published on February 16, 2018 in General

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Walter "Doc" Ersing (OH)

Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)

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In Memoriam; Jack Breetveld

Published on January 19, 2018 in General

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Jack Breedveld (RI)

Long time NEISOA and NISOA referee, National Assessor and chapter administrator, Jack Breetveld passed away at the age of 80 on January 18, 2018. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, and most importantly a mentor to young and developing referees. A memorial […]

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In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017 in General

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Bill Maxwell

William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]

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