In Memoriam; Ab Leonard

Published on July 5, 2020 in General

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Ab Leonard (NY)

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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Chuck Vela, Sr.

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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Tori Penso Appointed as NISOA Managing Director

Published on January 29, 2020 in General

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Tori Penso, NISOA Managing Director

By: Gary W. Huber, NISOA President It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tori Penso has joined the NISOA Staff as Managing Director, effective immediately. As Managing Director Tori will serve as overall manager of NISOA, provide strategic leadership to NISOA, serve as the Liaison between our Sr. Directors and Sr. Operations Director and […]

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In Memoriam; Bob Mykulak

Published on January 8, 2020 in General

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We received this email from Mike McBride (ISOA New Jersey) I write this email with a heavy heart to inform you of the passing of our GREAT referee, assignor, and friend Bob Mykulak. Bob passed away yesterday morning peacefully in his sleep. Bob has been a long time member, serving the board in multiple capacities, […]

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2019 Postseason Assignments

Published on December 17, 2019 in General

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There have been many inquiries regarding the NCAA postseason assignment process and how it relates to NISOA membership. Postseason appointments made by the NCAA, NAIA, NIRSA, and NJCAA are done so at the sole discretion of the assignment coordinator for that specific governing body. NISOA does provide its members with important opportunities to increase visibility, […]

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