Dr. Todd K. Abraham of the Greater Chicago Chapter has been appointed as the Director of Instruction for the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA). Todd will be responsible to develop and coordinate all aspects of referee education for the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to intercollegiate soccer officiating. NISOA is an […]
The January 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee, the interscholastic referee and in Nuts and Bolts articles that address those basic techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are often forgotten or overlooked while going through the experiences of soccer refereeing. […]
NISOA announces that 10 full scholarships are available for underprivileged individuals to attend this year’s NISOA referee training camp at Elizabethtown College. The money for these scholarships were made available from a grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation. These scholarships are in addition to the 20 that are available for minorities and females that are […]
The 2009 NISOA Preseason Guide (pdf) and USSF/NISOA/NFHS Rules Comparative Study (pdf) are available for download.
The deadline for the 2010 NATIONAL REFEREE PROGRAM certification/re-certification for applicants, candidates and national referees is April 2, 2010. Effective in 2010, all applicants must meet the requirements established for certification or recertification for the NISOA National Referee Program in each of the following criteria: The NISOA Physical Fitness Test, with an overall grade of […]
NISOA has received a grant from the NCAA to support full scholarships for minorities and females to the 2010 NISOA Referee Training Camp. This four day residential program offers classroom instruction, field demonstrations, field demonstrations, physical fitness and on field experiences with immediate evaluations. Anyone interested in attending should complete the application form and return […]
From Cliff McCrath: Not sure how ‘inconsistency’ slipped into the situation. Rule 3.6.2. is explicit: If the LEADING team makes a substitution the clock stops. No debate. It doesn’t matter whether the losing team initiates substitutions or is substituting on its own or chooses to substitute at the same time…the minute a substitute from the […]
George Noujaim, NISOA’s National Referee Program Director has announced the dates and sites for the 2010 National Referee Program clinics. June 4-6, 2010, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. June 11-13, 2010, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. June 18-20, 2010, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. July 9-11, 2010, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Raymond Bernabei, born November 26, 1925 in Indianola, Pa was called home on September 5, 2008 to join his wife Rosella who passed away in December, 2005. Prior to his death, he resided in Longwood, FL. A long time soccer advocate, Dr. Bernabei was recently recognized by the National Association of Sports Officials as […]
Gary W. Huber of the Midwest Missouri ISOA Chapter has been appointed as the Director of Assessment, succeeding C.Frank Jewell who served with distinction for many years. NISOA is a an organization of more than 5,000 soccer officials which trains, certifies and provides qualified soccer referees for the college soccer community throughout the country. Gary […]