Dr. Don Wilbur Named First NCAA National Soccer Assignor

From the NCAA:

Longtime soccer referee and coach Donald Wilbur will serve as the NCAA’s first national assignor of soccer officials in all divisions. Wilbur will be charged with evaluating officials throughout the season and coordinating their assignment to men’s and women’s soccer championship games. In the past, individual sport committees handled the selection of officials.

NCAA Press Release.

New Assessment Forms for 2010

NISOA has provided new assessment forms for 2010. Old versions are obsolete. You can download the new forms from our web site.

Change to the NISOA Fitness Test

Starting in 2010, NISOA has made a change to the third event of the NISOA fitness test. The revised event is now called the “AR 50 Meter” test. The revised event includes several changes in direction whereas the old “Brazilian AR 50 Meter” test did not include any changes in direction. The new event and the revised scoring criteria are available in our web site’s library section.

National Soccer Hall of Fame to Close in Oneonta, NY

From the National Soccer Hall of Fame Web Site:

ONEONTA, N.Y. (February 10, 2010) – The National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum announced its plan to change its current operating model to address its financial challenges while enhancing its ability to promote the history of soccer to the growing community of fans across the nation.
As part of the operating change, the Hall of Fame will close its Oneonta, N.Y., facility and relocate the collections and archives. Preliminary plans include distributing permanent displays for exhibition in several locations nationwide, while elements of the Hall’s archives not on display will be preserved in storage facilities provided by one of the Hall’s longtime corporate sponsors, Eurosport, located in Hillsborough, N.C.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is unique among other similar institutions in that it hosted a section dedicated exclusively to referees, specifically NISOA intercollegiate soccer referees.