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General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2016 for the 2017-2018 term. The NISOA By Laws allow each chapter to forward a name for each elected office position and the regional representative for the chapter’s geographical region. (more…)

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Note to the NISOA Membership

Published on December 16, 2015 in Executive Board

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Past President and Senior Director of Instruction There have been a number of questions about the relationship with Arbiter this season and its implications as to the value of a NISOA membership.  Let me provide some facts / history to put things in perspective. When we started with Arbiter in 2011 […]

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From: Manny Ortiz, Jr., NISOA Executive Director The NAIA Council of Presidents and the Conference Commissioners passed an initiative to work with Arbiter Sports to register and communicate with officials. This was for all sports with soccer officials registration effective for the 2015-16 school year. The intent is for the NAIA to communicate with officials across the conferences […]

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Registration Fees

Published on July 26, 2015 in Executive Board

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It has been a busy off-season administratively within NISOA and the organizations who are our key partners and customers.  There have been numerous communications from the NCAA, NAIA and ArbiterSports regarding changes in procedures with regard to registration and post season assignments.  NISOA entered into a long term agreement with Arbiter a number of years […]

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As most of you are aware, the NAIA is advising that each soccer official who works NIAIA games should register with the NAIA through ArbiterSports. The fee is $50.00. The purpose of this memorandum is provide some additional background and let you know what NISOA is doing to try and work with NAIA. First, this […]

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President George Wescott is pleased to announce the appointment of Manny Ortiz, Jr, Garland, TX., as NISOA Interim Executive Director. This appointment was approved by a special vote of the Executive Board. Manny has a long history with NISOA in many capacities. He joined in 1980 and was an active official and National Referee for […]

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A Message from the Past President

Published on January 12, 2015 in Executive Board

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From: Todd Abraham, NISOA Past President As I transition NISOA’s presidency to George Wescott, I am very pleased by the progress we have made over the past two years both on and off the field. We have accomplished a lot and I believe NISOA is in a better place due to the tireless efforts of […]

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From the Executive Director

Published on December 6, 2014 in Executive Board

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By: C. Cliff McCrath Reference is made to the following message to the NISOA “family”. After periodic conversations with Todd Abraham and Ken Andres, I have decided that it is in the best interests of our organization to conclude my tenure as Executive Director. (more…)

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Tom Richardson, our very dedicated Associate Executive Director – and Director of Memberships and Awards – is facing some very difficult family challenges. (more…)

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The 2015-2016 general election results were announced at the Annual General Membership Meeting in Buffalo, NY.  The following are the officers and regional representatives that will serve beginning January 1, 2015: Elected Officers President, George Wescott (Mantua, NJ). Vice President, John Puglisi (New Rochelle, NY). Secretary, Gary Huber (Weldon Spring, MO). Regional Representatives Region I – […]

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