Instructions In an effort to create more exposure for our highest performing NISOA officials, we have implemented the Terry Vaughn NISOA Collegiate Soccer Referee of the Week award. This initiative will assist in identifying and recognizing our highest performing members throughout the country regardless of including but not limited to gender, age, ethnicity, religious views, […]
The August 2018 NISOA Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes an interview with FIFA International Panel referee and NISOA member Christina Unkel, more options for your pregame warmup routine, photos and more articles of interest.
The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2018 is now available on the NISOA Central Hub at ArbiterSports.com. Please note that this exam also may be used for local chapter requirements and is the same exam used for NCAA post season eligibility. A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with a […]
Based on feedback and the 2017 data collected from the chapters, the NISOA Executive Board will continue to collect data with the same expectations from last season. In summary, NISOA expects: Chapters shall administer the new fitness test as prescribed. Members who may be excused from taking the test because they have passed an equivalent or […]
The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce three new uniform shirts and a new sock design for 2018. Thanks to our official sponsor and partner, Officials Sports International (OSI), the uniform shirts are available to currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price for a limited time for only. If you buy a […]
The April 2018 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting, pictures from last season’s championship matches, an interview with NCAA College Cup referee Chico Grajeda and more.
Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)
Each year, NISOA recognizes interscholastic and collegiate coaches for outstanding merit and sportsmanship. Awards were presented by NISOA Executive Director, Julie Fabsik-Swarts and NISOA Vice President, Gary Huber at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2018. (more…)
Long time NEISOA and NISOA referee, National Assessor and chapter administrator, Jack Breetveld passed away at the age of 80 on January 18, 2018. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, and most importantly a mentor to young and developing referees. A memorial […]
William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]