Departing Members

Several members have decided to hang up their boots, whistles and flags in 2008. Two notable members who are ending their college soccer officiating career are Mike Dieguez and Arnold Klein.

Mike Dieguez has been a chapter member for almost 25 years. A sports memorabilia collector, Mike was born and raised in Astoria, NY. He attended LIU on a baseball scholarship and was most recently the athletic director for the Oceanside school district.

Arnold Klein was the 2007 NISOA Region 2 Referee of the Year. You can read a more detailed biography of Arnold here.

We wish Mike and Arnold all the best in their future endeavours.

2007 Ethics Cases

The following ethics cases were presented to the Executive Board for consideration in 2007. The results of the cases are summarized below:

  • Five members did not attend the requisite number of business meetings. Members were fined $50. Appeals were denied.
  • Two members did not attend the requisite number of business meetings. Appeals were partially upheld. Members were fined $25.
  • Twelve members did not attend any business meetings. Members were fined $50. Nine members placed on one year of probation based on the information provided in their appeal.
  • One member did not attend the requisite number of business meetings. Appeal was approved. No fine imposed.

NISOA requires members to attend two business meetings in addition to our chapter annual rules interpretation meeting (where we conduct a business meeting). Our ethics committee used the following guidelines (considering mitigating circumstances provided by the member) for these cases:

  • Attended only one business meeting during the season. Fine imposed.
  • Did not attend a business meeting during the season. Fine plus probationary status imposed.

Ethics cases are reported and processed in accordance with our policies and our chapter constitution.

2008 New York State ISOA Clinic

April 27, 2008
9:00 amto3:00 pm

The New York State ISOA is presenting their spring soccer officiating clinic at Cortland State University on April 27, 2008. Starting time and duration of the clinic is yet to be determined. The clinic will consist of classroom work as well as field work (with assessors available) at the scrimmages scheduled for that day. This clinic is open to new and veteran NISOA members.

If you are a New York Metro ISOA member interested in attending, contact the NY Metro ISOA Executive Board so we can coordinate with NY State ISOA. Other interested individuals should contact their local NISOA chapter contact for information. This clinic costs $30 per person which includes lunch and a shirt.

This clinic is not an acceptable substitute for the NY Metro ISOA annual mandatory rules interpretation meeting for NY Metro ISOA members.