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Registration for the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri is now open on the NISOA ArbiterSports Central Hub website. The NISOA Referee Summit is a new soccer referee development opportunity for our members to network and improve their abilities through classroom and on-field practical experience. The Summit features […]

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2019 NISOA Referee Training Camp Status

Published on December 29, 2018 in General

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As part of NISOA’s strategic planning process, the Board has developed a set of imperatives and areas of focus for the organization moving forward. Please see the December newsletter for more details on this effort. As part of the planning exercise, a key 2018 / 2019 priority […]

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NISOA Uniform Options

Published on December 1, 2018 in General

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Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback and national adoption of the new NISOA uniform shirts and socks, the NISOA Executive Board has decided to retire the old “grid” style shirt in all colors and three stripe socks effective August 1, 2020. Based on our historical recruiting and attrition rates, almost one-third of our membership will have […]

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2018 National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules Test Review

After reviewing and analyzing the results of the 2018 NISOA National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules test (posted on ArbiterSports), the document linked below shows the 10 most frequently missed questions on the test.  Please use this document as part of your college soccer preparations.

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2018 NISOA Referee of the Week; Week 10

Published on November 10, 2018 in General

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Jaime Willis, Florida West Coast ISOA

We are pleased to recognize Jamie Willis from the Florida West Coast ISOA Chapter as the NISOA Referee of the Week. Jamie was nominated by NISOA Hall of Famer, Manuel Ortiz, Jr. for her recent work in the Sunshine State Conference, Conference USA and Big 12 conference championship playoffs. Jamie’s career includes appointments to the […]

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By: Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As the post season approaches I thought it would be good to pull together a short refresher on substitutions and dealing with players who have been attended to on the field of play.  The relevant rules are found in Rules 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well […]

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2018 NISOA Referee of the Week; Week 9

Published on October 30, 2018 in General

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Magda Zwierzchowski - ISOA NJ

On behalf of the selection committee, we are pleased to announce Magda Zwierzchowski from IOSA New Jersey as the week 9 winner of the 2018 NISOA Collegiate Referee of the week. Magda resides in Moorestown, New Jersey and was nominated by Conference Assignor and NISOA Hall of Famer Paul Tamberino for her performances in the […]

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Postseason Tournament Tiebreaker Procedure Information

The conference and postseason tournaments are approaching quickly. All match officials must be aware of the tiebreaker procedure in NCAA Soccer Rule 7.1.1. Instructional materials are available at: The NCAA Soccer Central Hub with an article from Ryan Cigich, NCAA National Coordinator for Soccer Officiating on the tiebreaker procedure. Guides to the tiebreaker procedure by […]

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2018 NISOA Referee of the Week; Week 8

Published on October 23, 2018 in General

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Danny Marques, Greater New Haven (CT) ISOA

We are pleased to announce Danny Marques from Greater New Haven (Connecticut) ISOA as the week 8 winner of the 2018 NISOA Collegiate Referee of the week. Danny resides in North Haven, Connecticut and was nominated by Conference Assignor and NISOA Hall of Famer, Dr. Joseph Machnik for his performances in the Northeast Conference.  Recently, Danny […]

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2018 NISOA Referee of the Week; Week 7

Published on October 16, 2018 in General

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Adam Zarrin - Colorado ISOA

On behalf of the selection committee, we are pleased to announce Adam Zarrin from Colorado ISOA as the week 7 winner of the 2018 NISOA Collegiate Referee of the week.  Adam resides in Denver, Colorado and was nominated by Conference Assignor and NISOA Hall of Famer, Paul Scott for his performances in the Western Athletic Conference.  Recently, Adam took charge of Utah Valley State vs. UMKC.  In addition to […]

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