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George Noujaim

The NAIA has awarded the 2010 Larry Lady Officiating Award to George Noujaim, Director National Referee Program. The award is presented for his highly regarded soccer officiating accomplishments. George currently serves as the NISOA liaison with the NAIA for the Women’s National Championships. He also officiated at six NAIA National Championship Tournaments for men and […]

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November 2010 NISOA Newsletter

Published on November 12, 2010 in General

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November 2010 NISOA Newsletter

The electronic version of the November 2010 NISOA newsletter is now available. This version includes articles describing the benefits of attending the NISOA Referee Training Camp as well as recapping the highlights and awards presented at 2010 NISOA National Convention.

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Online Training Program Launched

Published on October 18, 2010 in General

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Online Training Program Launched

NISOA has signed contracts with the NCAA and Arbitersports for the development and launching of a new training website. As part of the annual dues, each NISOA member has access to the site and can take quizzes, review video, read instructional articles and more. Nonmembers will have to pay $100.00 for the service. Since the […]

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Coaching During Injury

Published on October 8, 2010 in Instruction

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Coaching During Injury

Situation: A player is injured on the field and the referee calls the coach on the field. The coach begins coaching the other players while dealing with the injury. This is a violation of rule 12.14.1. “Athletic trainers and coaches may enter the field only if instructed to do so by the referee; however, it […]

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October 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on October 4, 2010 in Instruction

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October 2010 Instructional Articles

The October 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee and the interscholastic referee. Intercollegiate Referees This seventeenth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques […]

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Collegiate Soccer – The Birth of a Rule

Published on September 30, 2010 in General

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C. Cliff McCrath, Executive Director, NISOA Secretary-Rules Editor, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee There are myths about where babies come from and stories about Loch Ness Monsters and rumors of UFOs and aliens everywhere. So why not a little trip down Perry Mason Avenue to help the vast listening audience understand how the […]

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NISOA Policy Formation

Published on September 13, 2010 in General

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NISOA Policy Formation

Many individuals have asked how are NISOA policies formulated and/or amended.    Any chapter or individual who wants to initiate a policy or revise a current policy submits the suggestion in writing to the Director of Operations.  The item is included as an action at the January Executive Council meeting.  The Council is responsible for reviewing […]

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Isolating a Player to Handle Misconduct

Published on September 11, 2010 in Instruction

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Isolating a Player to Handle Misconduct

An article was included in the September 2010 instructional articles on the NISOA Web Site about suggested ways to isolate a player when handling misconduct, or potential misconduct. Based on some comments received, there may be additional successful suggestions for isolating a player by the Referee. If you have a suggested mechanic that has worked […]

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2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide

Published on September 10, 2010 in Instruction

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The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and directly concern the referee but rather the match administrators and have therefore been omitted from this study.[...]

The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and […]

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

Published on September 9, 2010 in Executive Board

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2011-2012 NISOA General Election Results

The 2011-2012 election results were announced at the Annual General Membership Meeting in Bethlehem, PA.  The following are the officers and regional representatives that will serve beginning January 1, 2011: Executive Board President, Manuel Ortiz, Jr. (Garland, TX). Vice President, Todd Abraham (Glencoe, IL). Secretary, George Wescott (Mantua, NJ). Past President, Joseph Miller (Meriden, CT). […]

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