2013 National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on March 11, 2013 in Instruction

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2013 National Referee Academy Schedule

The 2013 NISOA National Referee Academy schedule is now available. Academy sites are selected by the National Referee Program based on the local chapter’s proposal, population density of assessors, national referees, and airport accessibility. More site specific details will be posted on the web site once they are finalized. Invitations will be sent and registration will […]

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March 2013 NISOA Newsletter

Published on March 1, 2013 in General

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March 2013 NISOA Newsletter

The March 2013 edition of the NISOA newsletter is now available. This newsletter features articles from new NISOA President, Todd Abraham, information about the NISOA Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado which celebrates NISOA’s 50th anniversary, recent NISOA awards recipients and plenty of pictures.

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2013 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide Revised To Address New High School Soccer Rules

The NFHS recently approved soccer rules changes for 2013-2014. Consequently, Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician, has revised the 2013 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide to include these High School soccer rules changes. Over the years, this document has been an invaluable reference for soccer officials who routinely officiate soccer under the FIFA Laws of the Game, […]

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The partnership between NISOA and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) dates back to NISOA’s foundation. Each year, NISOA recognizes outstanding achievement and sportsmanship by interscholastic and intercollegiate soccer coaches at the NSCAA’s national convention award banquet. In addition to presenting the Ray Bernabei Honor Award to Manuel Ortiz, Jr. this year, NISOA […]

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2012 National Referee Program Assessment Study

Each year, NISOA National Referees are required to be assessed to retain their National Referee status. The field assessment reports are sent to the National Referee Program’s Study Chair, John Hagenstein from Minnesota to analyze. The intent of this analysis is to review and improve the effectiveness of the National Referee Program’s instruction program as […]

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To the NISOA Family: It is with great sadness that I inform you that George Noujaim’s mother passed away yesterday. Details are not available at this writing but prayers are ascending in behalf of George and his family. Please add your prayers that George and the family will find strength and comfort in this time […]

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Manuel Ortiz, Jr. received the NISOA Ray Bernabei Honor Award at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 18, 2013. Tom Richardson, NISOA Associate Director for Membership, made the presentation at the NSCAA Awards Dinner. Manny was the president of NISOA from 2011 through 2012. He is a former […]

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NISOA Referee Training Camp

NISOA is now accepting online applications for the 2013 Referee Training Camp in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania from July 7, 2013 through July 11, 2013. Various scholarships and grants are available for applicants as indicated on the application form. The NISOA Referee Training Camp is a unique, four day residential training program that focuses on improving soccer […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

NISOA is pleased to announce that Dr. Joe Manjone, the NISOA Director of the Interscholastic Division, was selected as the NFHS Officials Association National Distinguished Contributor for 2012. This award is given to one individual who is not an active official, but who has made significant contributions to high school sports officiating throughout a long and distinguished career. Recipient […]

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From Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor: I am pleased to announce that Todd Abraham has been accepted by the NCAA to serve as the Active Referee Liaison to the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee. This is a newly established position by the rules committee and allows a NISOA member an active part in […]

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