Local College Soccer Coaches and Referees Are Honored

The New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) is made up of nearly 100 college soccer referees in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. Every November, its annual Awards Dinner at The Sterling in Bethpage, Long Island honors those individuals who have particularly distinguished themselves during the college soccer season. The awards are based on voting by NYMISOA’s members. Read the rest of this article »

Taking Care of Details

For most officials, the intercollegiate soccer season is just about over. However, for clinicians and assessors, continuing education is a year round requirement. Our web site collects quite a bit of information from news sources, message board and blogs. One recent entry from a personal favorite included a link to an article by Canadian and World Cup veteran assistant referee Hector Vergara. The article included personal observations as well as refereeing tips and techniques taught at the 2010 World Cup that merit further discussion.  Read the rest of this article »