Video Instruction – Hydration Breaks

Published on August 28, 2019 in Instruction

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Video Instruction - Hydration Breaks

The NCAA has recently provided an update for Men’s and Women’s Soccer Official Rules Interpretations, Clarifications and Situations for hydration breaks under Rule 5.6.1. NISOA will continually update the home page with the most recent version of the document as revisions are made by the NCAA. The most recent update states that if a WBGT […]

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On Saturday, August 3, 2019, a Who’s Who of the soccer referee community in the United States gathered in Yonkers, New York to recognize the legendary Gino D’Ippolito as he became a member of the NISOA Hall of Fame. As Gino’s career included ten years on the FIFA International Panel, over 1,500 Major Indoor Soccer […]

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Apollo 11 and NISOA

Published on July 31, 2019 in General

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As the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, we also celebrate the efforts of one of our senior leaders, Joe Rivetti, for his role in supporting Apollo 11 and subsequent missions. Most of us know Joe Rivetti as the regional representative for Region X, coordinating all the […]

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The first ever NISOA Practical Field Training Clinic hosted by the East Coast Conference at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY took place on July 17, 2019. Rockland Westchester ISOA provided logistical and promotional support for the event. 86 NISOA members ranging from new members to National Assessors, attended on a weeknight starting at 5:30pm […]

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2019 NISOA National Referee Rules Certification Test

The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2019 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 […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

NISOA Hall of Fame member, Dr. Joseph Manjone has been selected as one of twelve to be enshrined in the inaugural class of the Alabama Sports Officials Hall of Fame in August 2019. Joe has officiated a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, wrestling, cross country, track and his specialty, soccer. He […]

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In Memoriam; Mike Balson

Published on June 8, 2019 in General

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By: Corey Rockwell, NISOA Member and FIFA International Panel Mike Balson passed away recently after battling 10 years with Dementia. I refereed 60 or 70 games with him.. maybe even more. We worked a ton of ACC and college games together when I was in my 20’s. But I don’t consider him one of my […]

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Roger Morton receives the NISOA Hall of Fame award from Tom Richardson and Gary Huber

By: Carmen Serbio III, NISOA Director of Financial Management The extended weekend of May 31st – June 1st, 2019 was an exciting milestone for NISOA! On Friday, May 31st, 2019, the Executive Board of Directors met in Greensboro, NC to prepare for the evenings Annual General Membership Meeting, held at the Greensboro Marriott Airport. First […]

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The Original NISOA Roster

Published on June 4, 2019 in General

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By: John Puglisi, NISOA Past President One of the many pleasures of my affiliation with NISOA is meeting great people from all over the country and from all walks of life. After coming home from a very successful NISOA Annual General Meeting and first ever Joint NISOA/ECSR Clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina this past weekend, […]

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In Memoriam; Jeff James

Published on June 3, 2019 in General

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It is with the deepest sadness that we must announce that former NISOA National Referee, Jeff “Jeep” James passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 13, 2019 at his residence in the town of Parishville, New York with friends and family by his side. Jeff was 56 years old. The funeral took […]

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