NISOA/ECSR Partnership FAQ

Published on March 6, 2019 in General

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The new NISOA/ECSR partnership is an exciting new opportunity for all NISOA members. We will update this page frequently as new initiatives are developed. Q: If I am a NISOA member, does this mean I have to be an ECSR member as well? A: We recommend you become an ECSR member so you can be […]

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Mark Herrington Appointed as Regional Area Coordinator for the NISOA National Referee Program in the Mid South Region

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Herrington (Memphis, Tennessee) as the Regional Area Coordinator for Region V, replacing NISOA Hall of Fame member Robert Fischer. The Regional Area Coordinator works with all the NISOA National Referees and potential National Referee candidates to coordinate all administration aspects of the National Referee Program […]

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Khalaf Al-Latayfeh (IL)

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Khalaf Al-Latayfeh (Tinley Park, Illinois) as the Region VIII Regional Representative. Regional Representatives as as the liaison between the local chapter leadership and the NISOA executive board on all matters of policy and procedures for their local geographical area. Region VIII includes NISOA chapters in the […]

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NISOA Partners with ECSR

Published on February 23, 2019 in General

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The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) and the Elite College Soccer Referees (ECSR) are pleased to announce a partnership designed to enhance the education and training for intercollegiate soccer officials. ECSR and NISOA have agreed to conduct joint referee instructional clinics at various locations to provide officials access to the most advanced educational material […]

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Registration for the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri is now open on the NISOA ArbiterSports Central Hub website. The NISOA Referee Summit is a new soccer referee development opportunity for our members to network and improve their abilities through classroom and on-field practical experience. The Summit features […]

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2019 NISOA Referee Training Camp Status

Published on December 29, 2018 in General

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As part of NISOA’s strategic planning process, the Board has developed a set of imperatives and areas of focus for the organization moving forward. Please see the December newsletter for more details on this effort. As part of the planning exercise, a key 2018 / 2019 priority […]

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NISOA Uniform Options

Published on December 1, 2018 in General

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Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback and national adoption of the new NISOA uniform shirts and socks, the NISOA Executive Board has decided to retire the old “grid” style shirt in all colors and three stripe socks effective August 1, 2020. Based on our historical recruiting and attrition rates, almost one-third of our membership will have […]

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2018 National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules Test Review

After reviewing and analyzing the results of the 2018 NISOA National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules test (posted on ArbiterSports), the document linked below shows the 10 most frequently missed questions on the test.  Please use this document as part of your college soccer preparations.

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2018 NISOA Referee of the Week; Week 10

Published on November 10, 2018 in General

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Jaime Willis, Florida West Coast ISOA

We are pleased to recognize Jamie Willis from the Florida West Coast ISOA Chapter as the NISOA Referee of the Week. Jamie was nominated by NISOA Hall of Famer, Manuel Ortiz, Jr. for her recent work in the Sunshine State Conference, Conference USA and Big 12 conference championship playoffs. Jamie’s career includes appointments to the […]

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By: Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As the post season approaches I thought it would be good to pull together a short refresher on substitutions and dealing with players who have been attended to on the field of play.  The relevant rules are found in Rules 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well […]

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