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The following National Referee Academy sites have been approved: May 5, 2012 – Southern California (Citrus College, Glendora, CA) June 2, 2012 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area (Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ) June 9, 2012 – Dallas, Texas (Richland College, Dallas, TX) **Note revised site** June 9, 2012 – Cincinnati, Ohio (Thomas More College, Crestview, KY) June […]

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Dave Steiner (PA)

By: Manny Ortiz, Jr., NISOA President. With the passing of Nick Cinquanto, as president, I have appointed Mr. David Steiner, Lehigh Valley Chapter, to fill the unexpired term of Region III Representative.  Dave has been a member of NISOA for over 21 years.  In addition he has been a chapter officer for 20 years and […]

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2012 NISOA National Convention

Published on January 30, 2012 in General

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The 2012 NISOA Convention and Annual General Meeting will be held in Rosemont, Illinois at the Embassy Suites Hotel from July 19, 2012 through July 22, 2012. In addition to clinics on Saturday and the Larry Starner Memorial Golf Tournament (download the registration form here) on Friday, some of the issues to be discussed is a complete […]

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New National Referee Academy Program

Published on January 27, 2012 in Instruction

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Moving forward with our mission and vision to serve the collegiate game, the NISOA National Referee Academy certification, and recertification has taken a monumental step forward to serve our customers.  We are looking at multiple sites in the country to minimize travel, and expenses to participating referees, and instructors. The program will consist of a […]

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Nick Cinquanto

Published on January 23, 2012 in Executive Board

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It is with a very heavy heart that Manny Ortiz, Jr. President of NISOA, must  inform you that Nick Cinquanto, Regional Representative Region III, NCAA Post Season assignor, and major conference assignor has passed away.  Nick was a great supporter of NISOA and an individual who worked diligently with all officials to help them reach […]

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2011 NISOA NRP Assessment Study Report

Published on January 10, 2012 in Assessment

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by: John Hagenstein (MN), NISOA Assessment Study Chair As part of the NISOA National Referee Program (NRP), all National Referees and National Referee Candidates are required to be assessed each year in order to maintain or receive their National Referee badges. Also, as part of the NISOA Assessment Program, all Regional and National Assessors who […]

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NISOA Referee Training Camp

NISOA is now accepting online applications for the 2012 Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania from July 8, 2012 through July 12, 2012. Various scholarships and grants are available for applicants as indicated on the application form. The NISOA Referee Training Camp is a unique, four day residential training program that focuses on improving soccer […]

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From Official Sports International President, Marilou Tobin: I am writing to update everyone on the recent security breach experienced by OSI. On September 6th, our web host notified us that unauthorized access to a database containing the personal information of some of our web site customers had occurred. The sophistication of the breach has made it […]

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NISOA National Referee Application Period Now Open as of September 1, 2011. The new application form for the 2012 National Referee camps is now available for your use. Please read the document closely and follow the steps to ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner and you can avoid any late fees. […]

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New Rules Question Page

Published on September 1, 2011 in Instruction

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We receive a lot of comments and emails regarding the NCAA Soccer Rules and interpretations. In response, we created a new page just for rules questions and interpretations. NISOA Executive Director and long time NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, C. Cliff McCrath and newly appointed NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, Ken Andres will be answering questions about […]

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