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By Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I am please to announce the appointment of Mark Cahen as NISOA’s Director of Video Instruction, reporting to me.  The NISOA Director of Video Instruction is responsible to obtain video source material from college soccer games and prepare instructional material for publication on nisoa.com. The responsibilities include: […]

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In Memoriam; Walter ‘Doc’ Ersing

Published on February 16, 2018 in General

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Walter "Doc" Ersing (OH)

Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)

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2018 National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 2, 2018 in Instruction

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2018 National Referee Academy Schedule

The following tentative dates for the 2018 NISOA National Referee Academies are provided for planning use. Please be aware these dates and locations are tentative based on securing local hosting facilities. Please check this page or our Twitter timeline as details are finalized. Academy registration (National Referees only) is done through the NISOA Central Hub […]

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Each year, NISOA recognizes interscholastic and collegiate coaches for outstanding merit and sportsmanship. Awards were presented by NISOA Executive Director, Julie Fabsik-Swarts and NISOA Vice President, Gary Huber at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2018. (more…)

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In Memoriam; Jack Breetveld

Published on January 19, 2018 in General

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Jack Breedveld (RI)

Long time NEISOA and NISOA referee, National Assessor and chapter administrator, Jack Breetveld passed away at the age of 80 on January 18, 2018. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, and most importantly a mentor to young and developing referees. A memorial […]

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Lance Van Haitsma
Director of Operations

The NISOA Executive Board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Lance VanHaitsma (Florida) to the position of Director of Operations. Lance was selected by the committee lead by NISOA Executive Director Julie Swarts and Dan Lukash after a nationwide search. The Director of Operations is an Executive Board position, responsible for organization operational […]

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Local Chapter Training Material Development

Published on December 13, 2017 in Instruction

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Over the past four years, a group of NISOA National Clinicians has prepared a focused, annual instructional program based on the NCAA’s points of emphasis and the specific aspects of intercollegiate soccer for each NISOA chapter’s use. The materials were distributed to the chapter contacts on an individual USB drive.  Those USB drives are then […]

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In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017 in General

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William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction Here are the top 10 questions answered incorrectly on the 2017 NISOA NCAA Soccer Rules Test: (more…)

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General elections for the elected NISOA Executive Board and senior leadership positions are scheduled to occur in April 2018 for the 2019-2020 term. The NISOA By Laws allow each chapter to forward a name for each elected office position and the regional representative for the chapter’s geographical region. Position descriptions are available for download here. […]

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