2009 Chapter Awards Dinner

November 16, 2009
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

The 2009 chapter awards dinner will be held at The Sterling, 345 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, New York.

2009 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2009 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 »

2009 NISOA Fitness Test

June 3, 2009
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 11, 2009
9:00 amto11:00 am

The chapter will administer the NISOA physical fitness test at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY on President’s Stadium soccer field (FieldTurf). Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria. Please note this is a new site for us.

Members may receive their test results directly via email. After the test results are recorded, members may go to our web site to request their results and score. Fitness test scores are not shared with assignors nor made publicly available.

2009 Mandatory Annual Rules Clinic

August 29, 2009
9:00 amto11:30 am

The meeting will start at 9:00 AM in the fieldhouse (campus map in pdf format) at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. The NISOA Fitness Test will not be held at this clinic. Please note this is a new site for us this year.

As always, we welcome guests and other NISOA members to our annual meeting. Please sign up after June 1 so we can properly plan for the event.

The chapter is grateful to Clyde M. Doughty, Jr., Athletic Director at New York Tech for making their facilities available to us and supporting our chapter.

ECAC Fees for 2009

Last month, the ECAC contacted several NISOA organizations, including our chapter, requesting endorsement of an officials’ fee freeze for 2009. Fees were scheduled to increase by $5 in 2009 according to our Memorandum of Understanding with ECAC. This initiative from ECAC was in response to requests from the conference commissioners served by ECAC based on the declining economy and budget cuts in all athletic and academic areas. The proposed fee freeze has apparently been extended to all sports assigned by ECAC.

Our Executive Board considered this request and told ECAC that it was unacceptable as presented. According to ECAC’s response to us, “your NISOA/EISOA colleagues in the other regions of our membership are enthusiastically supporting this freeze initiative. From the early feedback we have received, it appears the other officiating organizations within our ECAC officiating bureau will also endorse the fee freeze.” We have had subsequent discussions with ECAC and continue to maintain our position not to endorse the proposed fee freeze.

We expect imminent notification from ECAC to all soccer officials that fees for the 2009 season will remain at the stipulated 2008 fees. More details on this issue are available to registered members on the chapter message board.