Rethinking the Chapter Awards Dinner

For those of you who regularly attend the annual Awards dinner held at the end of each collegiate season, you may have noticed over the past few years that:

  • Many of our fellow officials fail to make the dinner,
  • Officials who receive chapter recognition are not present to acknowledge the honor bestowed upon them by their peers,
  • Honored guests are conspicuously absent.

Are we at a turning point in our efforts? Should we make a big deal of awards? Read the rest of this article »

Nabil Al-Saidi Accepted As A National Referee Candidate

Congratulations to Nabil Al-Saidi for being accepted into the NISOA National Referee program as a National Referee Candidate. The NISOA National Referee certification cycle runs for two years. Over the next two years, Nabil will have to attend the National Referee camp and pass six assessments as a prerequisite for achieving National Referee status.

We are very excited that Nabil, along with our only active National Referee, Jim Memos, will represent our chapter with impeccable integrity and superior performance on and off the field.

2008 NY Metro ISOA Candidate Course

March 4, 2008
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
March 11, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
March 18, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
March 25, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The candidate course for prospective college soccer officials will be held at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in The Bronx, New York. All sessions will commence promptly at 7:30 PM 7:00 PM and should end at 9:30 PM 9:00 PM. All sessions will be held in Keating Hall, room 215.

This course is not open to the public. Candidates must have applied previously and been approved by the chapter’s Executive Board.

Candidates must attend all four sessions and pass the NISOA Qualifying Exam given at the last session. Please check this page frequently for changes and updates.

2008 Awards Dinner

November 18, 2008
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

The 2008 chapter awards dinner will be held at The Sterling, 345 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, New York.

2008 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2008 NY Metro ISOA meeting schedule is now available. Get the dates, times and locations for the NISOA fitness test, the annual mandatory rules clinic, awards dinner and business meetings. Read the rest of this article »

NISOA Fitness Test

June 4, 2008
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
July 12, 2008
8:00 amto10:00 am

The chapter will adminster the NISOA physical fitness test at C.W. Post University in Brookville, NY on the stadium football field (FieldTurf). Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria.

2008 Mandatory Annual Rules Clinic

August 23, 2008
8:30 amto12:30 pm

The meeting will start at 8:30 AM in Humanities Hall, Room 119 at C.W. Post University. The NISOA Fitness Test will not be held at this clinic.