2012 NISOA National Referee Program

The next NISOA National Referee Program biennial cycle will start in 2012. NISOA members who meet the National Referee Program criteria and wish to become a National Referee Applicant should schedule the required assessments for the upcoming season as soon as possible. Prospective applicants should have all the required assessments and paperwork ready for when the application cycle begins in early 2012.

The NISOA web site has all the information you need to participate in the National Referee Program. Mark Butler (Amherst, NY) is our region’s area coordinator for the National Referee Program.

New St. Joseph’s College (LI) Home Soccer Site for 2011

We received this from the athletic director at St. Joseph’s College:

All St. Joseph’s College (L.I.) soccer games (Men & Women) will be played at the Medford Athletic Complex on Horseblock Road in Coram, NY.

Don Lizak – AD

The site is just west of Route 112.

Updated September 6, 2011 – Google Map link to the site.

2011 NISOA NCAA Rules Refresher Deadline Extended

We received the following message from Dr. Don Wilbur, NCAA national coordinator of soccer officials: Read the rest of this article »

2011 NISOA Rules Refresher Test is now available at ArbiterSports.com

As previously announced, the 2011 NISOA NCAA rules refresher test has moved to ArbiterSports.com and is now available. The test must be taken online and submitted by August 19, 2011. The NCAA is requiring officials who wish to be considered for Division I post-season assignments to take the test and achieve 36 correct answers on the 40 question exam. NISOA members must complete the refresher test (no pass/fail) as a condition of maintaining their “member in good standing” status.

Until we find out whether the chapter can access the ArbiterSports.com database to verify whether chapter members have completed the refresher test, the Executive Board requires that each member shall retain the email or on-screen confirmation provided upon completion of the online test.

Update August 7, 2011 – For NY Metro ISOA Members Only!!  Please forward the email confirmation you receive from ArbiterSports.com when you submit the refresher test to [email protected] Make sure you forward the confirmation email from the email address you have on record with our chapter.