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.
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 […]
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…)
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 […]
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 […]
General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2018 for the 2019-2020 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. Position descriptions are available for download here. […]
Several members of the Georgia ISOA chose to honor the late Pierce Richardson by wearing a black band on their NISOA badge for the game between Auburn University and High Point University on September 8, 2017. Thanks to Lance VanHaitsma (South Florida ISOA), Manuel Ortiz, Jr. and the Georgia ISOA for sharing the photo.
From Griff Sims, President, Georgia ISOA: We lost a treasured friend and member of our GISOA family last week. Most of today’s GISOA referees know Pierce as our assignor, but that role the past 27 years was just his 2nd half. He was a GISOA official for 32 years before continuing his work administratively. He helped […]
NISOA Hall of Fame member, Pierce Richardson passed away on August 31, 2017. Pierce was one of the original NISOA Assignors as well as a National Referee, and Region IV Representative. Pierce’s many accomplishments are documented on his Hall of Fame page. A memorial service is being planned with details to follow.
NISOA Hall of Fame member, Julio Salas passed away on August 16, 2017 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Julio was inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame in 2012. His achievements on the soccer field were numerous and summarized on his Hall of Fame page. He will be remembered on August 23, 2017 at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 […]