The NISOA Referee of the Week is a recognition for our highest performing members throughout the country. Our first NISOA Referee of the Week is Mike Lavergne from the South Texas ISOA. Mike hails from San Antonio, TX and was nominated by his local chapter contact and vice president Terry (Lane) Burris Sr. Mike has […]
One of NISOA goals identified in our strategic planning process is to provide our members with meaningful visibility for their work on and off the field. As such, we will be recognizing our highest performing members throughout the country regardless of including but not limited to gender, age, ethnicity, religious views, or years of service. Here’s […]
Instructions In an effort to create more exposure for our highest performing NISOA officials, we have implemented the Terry Vaughn NISOA Soccer Referee of the Month Award Presented By OfficialSports. 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, […]
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. Frequently Asked Questions Question: Why is NISOA changing uniforms? Answer: The materials, design and cut of the uniforms are at least 20 years old. NISOA wants our officials to present a modern appearance with state of […]
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…)