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By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida 1. Is Offside That Difficult? The answers are: “yes”, “no.”, and “it doesn’t have to be.” From the time you start refereeing you are going to draw periodic criticism for your enforcement of the “Offside” rule. All of the criticism won’t necessarily be because your judgment and enforcement is faulty. […]
By: Mario Donnangelo, Associate Director, NISOA, Pennsylvania NISOA believes that appropriate attire worn by members of a NISOA Referee Team at high school game assignments promotes the image of professionalism. It’s a usually-accepted precept among Referees that you must not only act but also appear professional in performing all your refereeing duties and responsibilities. This […]
By: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, (April 2010) Many discussions among fellow referees often center around the same group of concerns that we have identified throughout the games we officiate. We see the game from the viewpoint of the referee who is most concerned with whether or not the rules are not being infringed, and that […]
By: Bill Wagner, NISOA National Clinician and Assessor, Florida All of us who have refereed for any length of time have probably heard of tactical fouls committed by the players. We spend time in clinics learning how to recognize and deal with these actions. How many of us have ever considered Tactical Thinking for Referees? […]
By: Greg Dugas, NISOA National Instructor and Assessor, Maine Think of a time at the beginning of last season when you were involved in a match where the players’ fitness level outmatched your own. Were you somewhat disappointed? Did you feel a little inadequate? Sure you did! I’d like to share two ways to avoid […]
The NISOA Auxiliary has announced the following events during the NISOA National Convention in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from July 15 through July 18, 2010: Friday, July 16, 2010 Auxiliary Picture taken at 9:30 AM in the hotel lobby. Shopping at Peddler’s Village. Leave hotel at 10 AM. Saturday July 17, 2010 Visit and tour the Burnside […]