2015 NISOA Referee Training Camp

Published on May 13, 2015 in Instruction

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NISOA Referee Training Camp

The daily schedule for the 2015 NISOA Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is now available for download.

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As most of you are aware, the NAIA is advising that each soccer official who works NIAIA games should register with the NAIA through ArbiterSports. The fee is $50.00. The purpose of this memorandum is provide some additional background and let you know what NISOA is doing to try and work with NAIA. First, this […]

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2015 NISOA National Referee Academy Registration Open

Registration for the 2015 National Referee Academies is now open on the Arbiter NISOA Central Hub for all returning National Referees, National Assessors and National Referee Applicants. Please register early for the academy you wish to attend so we know approximate numbers for the local coordinators to prepare for at their site.

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President George Wescott is pleased to announce the appointment of Manny Ortiz, Jr, Garland, TX., as NISOA Interim Executive Director. This appointment was approved by a special vote of the Executive Board. Manny has a long history with NISOA in many capacities. He joined in 1980 and was an active official and National Referee for […]

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2015 NISOA Auxiliary Convention Plans

Published on April 1, 2015 in General

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Plans for the 2015 auxiliary events at the convention are near completion. Visiting San Antonio should be a great experience for all. The NISOA Auxiliary plans the following for the event: Friday, July 17, 2015 – Breakfast and then visit the Alamo which is only a few blocks from the hotel. Lunch on your own […]

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test Deferred

Published on March 23, 2015 in General

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New NISOA Physical Performance Test Deferred

A new NISOA Physical Performance (fitness) test was approved by the Executive Board and the General Membership in July 2014. However, due to some difficulties developing and implementing a scoring system similar to the existing NISOA Physical Performance Test, the Executive Board has approved deferring the new Physical Performance Test until the 2016 season. NISOA […]

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March 2015 NISOA Newsletter

Published on March 9, 2015 in General

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March 2015 NISOA Newsletter

The March 2015 NISOA Intercollegiate newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, crew photographs from post season tournaments, and the 2014 NISOA National Referee Assessment survey report. Information and registration forms for the 2015 NISOA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas are also […]

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Offside Interpretation

Published on March 6, 2015 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Director of Instruction There has been significant discussion in the global soccer community about the interpretation and application of the Offside rule. FIFA has changed how to interpret “deliberate play” and has been refining the interpretation and situation assessment. US Soccer and the professional leagues have been modifying instructional material to […]

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2015 National Referee Academy Site List

Published on February 24, 2015 in Instruction

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2015 National Referee Academy Site List

Sites and dates for the 2015 NISOA National Referee Academy clinics are now available. This list is provided for planning purposes. Click a site for the fact sheet. May 16, 2015 – Ontario, California June 6, 2015 – Greensboro, North Carolina June 13, 2015 – Orlando, Florida June 13, 2015 – Chicago, Illinois June 20, 2015 – […]

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NISOA and ECSR Partnership

Published on February 2, 2015 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Director of Instruction The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) and the Elite College Soccer Referees (ECSR) share a common objective to develop collegiate referees through training and instruction so as better serve the collegiate referee community and the intercollegiate game.  The two organizations have agreed that a collaboration which leverages both […]

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