The NISOA preseason guide is a joint effort of NISOA and Referee. The instructional articles and the points of emphasis discussed in the guide should be helpful to every NISOA member during the season.
Waldorf College (Forest City, Iowa) is offering discounted online degree tuition for NISOA members as well as a one time scholarship (NISOA members as well as their spouse and children) towards first year tuition for their residential program. Columbia Southern University, one of the nation’s top online universities is also offering discounted tuition and an application […]
The following items were announced or approved at the 2011 NISOA National Convention and Annual General Meeting in Frisco, Texas on July 16, 2011: Manuel Ortiz Jr. was appointed Director of Assigning. Starting this year, the Annual Rules Refresher test will be administered online by the NCAA at ArbiterSports.com. The entry exam for candidates will […]
The NISOA Auxiliary has announced the following events during the 2011 NISOA National Convention in Frisco, Texas. Friday, July 15, 2011 Auxiliary picture taken in the hotel lobby at 9:30 AM. Excursion to the Frisco Heritage Museum with shopping and lunch to follow. Leave the hotel at 10:00 AM. Evening Event: Boat Ride hosted by […]
Once again, NISOA and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are pleased to announce that attendees who successfully complete the 2011 NISOA Referee Training Camp may apply for graduate or undergraduate credit. The NISOA Referee Training Camp is eligible for 3 credits. Detailed information regarding registration procedures and fees is available at a special web […]
The 2011 NISOA referee training camp schedule has been published. This schedule is subject to change. The camp starts on July 10, 2011 and runs through July 14, 2011. There are a few slots still available for this year’s camp so apply soon if you are interested in attending this unique experience.
NISOA is now accepting online applications for the 2011 Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania from July 10, 2011 through July 14, 2011. 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 […]
The electronic version of the November 2010 NISOA newsletter is now available. This version includes articles describing the benefits of attending the NISOA Referee Training Camp as well as recapping the highlights and awards presented at 2010 NISOA National Convention.
The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist. Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and […]
An athletic conference recently asked the NCAA about possibly suspending play to allow players to hydrate during soccer matches played in unusually hot conditions. The response from Cliff McCrath, Executive Director of NISOA and Secretary-Rules Editor of the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee follows: It is permissible ~ and within the jurisdiction of the referee ~ […]