Once again, the NISOA Refresher Test will be administered on the Testing Tab at the NCAA Soccer Hub on ArbiterSports.com. The 50 question test is now available and must be taken online. The NCAA requires officials who wish to be considered for all post-season assignments to take the test and correctly answer 90 percent of the questions. NCAA allows the test to be taken twice before the imposed August 19, 2013 deadline.
NY Metro ISOA members (including new members) must complete the refresher test (no pass/fail) as a condition of maintaining their "member in good standing" status. All active and probationary members must submit proof of completing the test by August 25, 2013 by forwarding the email confirmation you receive from ArbiterSports.com after 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.
iIf you are having problems accessing the test after June 1, 2013, please make sure to fill out your annual registration form on the Registration tab of the NCAA Soccer Hub. You must register every year with ArbiterSports. The registration cost ($100 for non-NISOA members) is paid by NISOA as part of your NISOA dues. If you are having trouble accessing your ArbiterSports account, please contact Arbiter Sports Technical Support.
NCAA Soccer Support Contact Information
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Mountain TimeFriday — 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Time
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Note: Please be aware that for 2013, there is not a separate test for NISOA National Referees, National Assessors and National Referee Applicants.
Each year the New York State ISOA sponsors a spring clinic for new intercollegiate officials who are already NISOA members. This year the clinic will be held at Utica College on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 9am - 4pm. Ed Kobos is the primary clinician for this event. The clinic cost is $40. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kevin Waters.
The 2013 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 »
Kevin Waters and the Mohawk Valley ISOA is sponsoring a NISOA Local Assessor course in Utica, New York on April 20, 2013. Gary Huber, NISOA Director of Assessment and National Clinician will be presenting the one day course for NISOA members who wish to become an assessor. Please contact Kevin Waters directly for additional information.
Todd Abraham, NISOA President, has appointed Jim Miller as the NISOA Region II Representative (New York State) effective immediately. Jim is the President of the Triple Cities ISOA as well as a NISOA National Referee Emeritus. The Region Representative's responsibilities include:
- Expediting and rendering decisions on local grievances.
- Acts as the intermediary agent between the NISOA National Office and local chapters.
- Coordinates the development of new chapters within the region.
- Makes recommendations for NISOA awards
- Promotes and assists with NISOA Regional clinics.
I am very pleased with Jim's appointment and am totally confident he will do a great job representing our region. I would also like to thank all the chapters in Region II for their support during my two year term as Regional Representative.
The start of a new college soccer season is an exciting time. NISOA officials prepare physically, attend rules clinics, and take NCAA Soccer rules tests so they can be at their best throughout the season. However, when December comes around and the soccer season has ended, it can be a melancholy time. However, we have a unique opportunity to reflect on the past season and even start preparing for next autumn. The time is perfect for each NISOA member to do a personal self-assessment. Read more about your own self-assessment.
In response to recent issues regarding the administration of the NISOA Chapter Fitness Test, the chapter executive board approved the following revisions to the chapter fitness policy:
NY Metro ISOA administers two NISOA fitness tests annually. The initial fitness test is usually administered in early June and the final fitness test is administered in July. NY Metro ISOA members in an active status are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the scheduled chapter fitness tests. New candidates and probationary members are required to participate in a scheduled NY Metro ISOA fitness test.
Within one week after the final NY Metro ISOA fitness test and in no case later than July 20, the NY Metro ISOA Executive Board will notify area assignors with a list of chapter members who have not taken a scheduled NY Metro ISOA fitness test or who have failed to achieve the minimum standard for the fitness test.
National Referees and National Referee Applicants must have their fitness test data certified as required by the NISOA National Referee Program Administrators.
Members who cannot attend a scheduled NY Metro ISOA fitness test must notify the NY Metro ISOA Executive Board, in writing, before the final NY Metro ISOA fitness test in July using this online form. All notifications must include information detailing when and where (identify the NISOA chapter administering the test) the member intends to take the NISOA fitness test. NY Metro ISOA members who take the NISOA fitness test with another chapter are responsible to obtain their test results from that chapter. A NISOA clinician, NISOA assessor or the chapter president, must certify all test results from other chapters.
Members who fail to achieve the minimum standard at a scheduled NY Metro ISOA fitness test may not retake the test with another NISOA chapter within six months. The NY Metro ISOA Executive Board will not accept fitness test data from other NISOA chapters for NY Metro ISOA members who failed to achieve the minimum standard at a scheduled NY Metro ISOA fitness test.
The full chapter fitness policy, as well as all other chapter policies, is published on the chapter's policies and procedures web page.