2011 Comparative Rules Guide

Published on February 17, 2011 in General

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The 2011 edition of the Comparative Rules Guide is now on the forms page. This document compares the NCAA Rules, NFHS Rules and the FIFA Laws of the Game. It is a great tool to use on a regular basis to ensure proper application of rules/laws of the game. Printed versions will be available to […]

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Manny Ortiz, Jr.

During the January 2011 Executive Council meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, President Manuel Ortiz, Jr. made two appointments for regional representative. Nick Cinquanto, Philadelphia, PA was appointed as Region III Representative to replace George Wescott who began his term as secretary. Region III encompasses NJ, DE and Eastern PA. Diana Esquivel, San Antonio, TX was appointed as […]

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2011 NISOA Assignors’ Workshop

Published on December 7, 2010 in General

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The 2011 Assignors Workshop is scheduled for March 25-27, 2011 in Frisco, TX, a suburb of Dallas.  The host hotel is the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco, Convention Center and Spa where a block of rooms have been reserved for NISOA participants.  This is a critical meeting with several key components on the agenda including relationships with […]

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George Noujaim

The NAIA has awarded the 2010 Larry Lady Officiating Award to George Noujaim, Director National Referee Program. The award is presented for his highly regarded soccer officiating accomplishments. George currently serves as the NISOA liaison with the NAIA for the Women’s National Championships. He also officiated at six NAIA National Championship Tournaments for men and […]

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Online Training Program Launched

Published on October 18, 2010 in General

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Online Training Program Launched

NISOA has signed contracts with the NCAA and Arbitersports for the development and launching of a new training website. As part of the annual dues, each NISOA member has access to the site and can take quizzes, review video, read instructional articles and more. Nonmembers will have to pay $100.00 for the service. Since the […]

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Coaching During Injury

Published on October 8, 2010 in Instruction

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Coaching During Injury

Situation: A player is injured on the field and the referee calls the coach on the field. The coach begins coaching the other players while dealing with the injury. This is a violation of rule 12.14.1. “Athletic trainers and coaches may enter the field only if instructed to do so by the referee; however, it […]

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NISOA Policy Formation

Published on September 13, 2010 in General

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NISOA Policy Formation

Many individuals have asked how are NISOA policies formulated and/or amended.    Any chapter or individual who wants to initiate a policy or revise a current policy submits the suggestion in writing to the Director of Operations.  The item is included as an action at the January Executive Council meeting.  The Council is responsible for reviewing […]

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

Published on September 9, 2010 in Executive Board

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

The 2011-2012 election results were announced at the Annual General Membership Meeting in Bethlehem, PA.  The following are the officers and regional representatives that will serve beginning January 1, 2011: Executive Board President, Manuel Ortiz, Jr. (Garland, TX). Vice President, Todd Abraham (Glencoe, IL). Secretary, George Wescott (Mantua, NJ). Past President, Joseph Miller (Meriden, CT). […]

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Tom Richardson (NC)

Tom Richardson, (North Carolina) has accepted the position of Associate Director with primary responsibilities for membership.  Tom has had a long career with the Triangle Chapter of NISOA and has also served as Area Coordinator.  Tom accepted the duties of membership chairperson and will take care of all new member, renewals, assessors, interscholastic, and assignor […]

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George Faragallah

Published on May 17, 2010 in General

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George Faragallah

NISOA lost yet another one of its giants with the passing of George Faragallah, CA on May 13, 2010.  George held many positions within NISOA including serving as Director of Assessment, Area Coordinator for Region X, National Clinician and National Referee.  George also served as an assessor at the NAIA Championships and the World International […]

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