Fireside Chats with Chris Penso

Published on September 29, 2020 in General

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An all-new Fall Series coming to a fireplace near you! It’s late September and Autumn is officially upon us. Trees are changing colors. Leaves are beginning to fall. There is no season like college soccer season, and for those missing those gloriously colorful moments of the beautiful game, we invite you to grab a hot […]

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Congrats, John! NISOA Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Published on September 18, 2020 in General

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  Join us in congratulating John Puglisi of New York Metro as he joins our esteemed NISOA Hall of Fame as an Administrator for 2020.He has played significant roles for the organization including NISOA President, Vice President, Secretary, National Clinician, and much more! John advanced through the ranks of refereeing youth games at Long Island […]

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Congrats, Alex! NISOA Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Published on September 18, 2020 in General, News

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Congratulations to our good friend Alex Prus, who was inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame Class of 2020 as a Referee. Since 1964, we have been inducting two superlative individuals each year for their commitment and success both on and off the pitch into the NISOA Hall of Fame. This year we have recognized […]

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In Memoriam; Ab Leonard

Published on July 5, 2020 in General

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We are truly sorry to announce the passing of Abbey Leonard on June 17, 2020. Abbey was a long time member of NISOA serving as a National Referee and Instructor. Abbey was elected to the NISOA Hall of Fame in 1996 and served the NISOA family as President in 1995-96. Abbey leaves behind some great […]

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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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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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NISOA Update March 20, 2020 – COVID-19

Published on March 20, 2020 in General

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NISOA Family, I know we are all deeply concerned about the current public health situation and the continued spread of COVID-19. We want to reiterate that your health and well-being is our number one priority and we hope you and your families are all safe and healthy. This is a very difficult time for many […]

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COVID-19

NISOA Executive Board is continuing to monitor the situation with the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout our nation and around the world.  While this is an evolving situation, we want you to know that we take the current situation seriously and are following developments very closely. Due to recent developments with the outbreak of the […]

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