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We are pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Educational Series. This year is unusual in that due to various COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations in place throughout the country, NISOA has reverted to a web-based educational program. The Summer Educational Series will focus on the NCAA rule changes for the upcoming season. This cycle of […]

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Amanda Ross - NISOA Director of Assessment

The NISOA Executive Board and the NISOA Senior Director of Evaluations, Dr. George Noujaim are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Amanda Ross (AL) as Director of Assessment. Amanda joined NISOA in 2012 and has officiated countless college games, including the 2013, 2014, and 2016 Women’s College Cup Finals. She became a NISOA National […]

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NISOA Summer Physical Training Initiative

Published on June 1, 2020 in General

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With many areas of the country restricted due to COVID-19, NISOA is proud to provide fitness workouts for its membership. This 10-week program is designed specifically for the physical demands of refereeing, while following the social distancing recommendations. The goal of this program is to provide membership the support needed to ensure fitness levels are […]

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Gary Huber (MO) - NISOA President

Hello, I am Gary Huber President of NISOA. I wanted to reach out to all of our NISOA family. With the COVID-19 Pandemic still an active threat to our health and economy, the entire NISOA Board of Directors hopes you and your family are in a good place. Since March, the NISOA Board of Directors […]

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NISOA presents a unique panel discussion opportunity to interact with distinguished college soccer coaches on Thursday April 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. The discussion will be based around the referee/coach relationship and last no longer than 90 minutes. The panel will be moderated by NISOA Hall of Fame member, Dr. Joe Machnik […]

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In Memoriam; Charles Vela Sr.

Published on April 26, 2020 in General

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Charles “Chuck” Vela, Sr. passed away on April 12, 2020 in Riverside, California. While Chuck was originally from California, he became a fixture in Washington college soccer as both a NISOA National Assessor, NISOA National Clinician and a NISOA member for thirty six years. A professional firefighter by trade, Chuck was an important part of […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules Changes for 2020-2021

Published on April 21, 2020 in General

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The NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel have approved several rules changes for the 2020 and 2021 NCAA college soccer season. Several rules have been modified to align with the IFAB Laws of the Game as well and modifying existing rules. Major changes include: Video Review modifications, Clarifying […]

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The NISOA Executive Board confirmed the results of the online voting for officers and regional representatives for the 2021 – 2022 term. The following candidates will begin their terms on January 1, 2021: Officers President – Marc Lawrence (Michigan)Vice President – Ben Trevino (Indiana)Secretary – Eric Proctor (Florida) Regional Representatives Kara Honthumb, MA for Region […]

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Thanks to the support of the NISOA Foundation Fund, NISOA is pleased to announce this new educational stimulus initiative. This initiative will provide a small stimulus opportunity for membership affected economically by the COVID-19 pandemic and provide continuing education during a time where our members are at home looking for activities to keep themselves busy. […]

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Due to the latest developments and rapidly changing information regarding the COVID-19, NISOA and ECSR have agreed to cancel the Joint Clinic scheduled for May 16, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri.   We will continue to monitor the situation in real time and will provide a further updates in the near future. In the meantime, […]

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