In Memoriam; Mike Balson

Published on June 8, 2019 in General

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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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Roger Morton receives the NISOA Hall of Fame award from Tom Richardson and Gary Huber

By: Carmen Serbio III, NISOA Director of Financial Management The extended weekend of May 31st – June 1st, 2019 was an exciting milestone for NISOA! On Friday, May 31st, 2019, the Executive Board of Directors met in Greensboro, NC to prepare for the evenings Annual General Membership Meeting, held at the Greensboro Marriott Airport. First […]

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The Original NISOA Roster

Published on June 4, 2019 in General

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA Past President One of the many pleasures of my affiliation with NISOA is meeting great people from all over the country and from all walks of life. After coming home from a very successful NISOA Annual General Meeting and first ever Joint NISOA/ECSR Clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina this past weekend, […]

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In Memoriam; Jeff James

Published on June 3, 2019 in General

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It is with the deepest sadness that we must announce that former NISOA National Referee, Jeff “Jeep” James passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 13, 2019 at his residence in the town of Parishville, New York with friends and family by his side. Jeff was 56 years old. The funeral took […]

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It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. George Kirchner, D.D.S. A long time member of the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) ISOA chapter, Dr. Kirchner passed on April 20, 2019 (online obituary). George served the Lehigh Valley, PA, NISOA chapter for many years, as both an active member and a chapter officer, […]

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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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Official Sports (OSI) and NISOA have extended their contract through 2024 as NISOA’s “Exclusive Uniform Supplier.” The agreement extension ensures OSI will continue providing NISOA members with quality uniforms and performance enhancement equipment. OSI has also agreed to become the title sponsor of the Terry Vaughn NISOA Referee of the Week Award. Gary Huber, NISOA […]

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On Sunday March 31st, 2019, NISOA Referees, Conference Assignors, Local Chapter Leadership, and National Clinicians descended onto the campus of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida for the first ever NISOA Referee Development & Identification Event. For the teams in attendance, this was the culmination of their spring season, with the winner of the […]

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NISOA is excited to announce the partnership with TorrX as the “Official Smart Ball Pump of NISOA.” TorrX is at the forefront of innovative technology in the smart ball pump industry. Their product is currently utilized by numerous domestic travel clubs, universities, and professional and international teams throughout the world. TorrX was designed so referees, coaches, players can determine […]

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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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