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Arbiter Availability and User Tips

Thanks to Marc Silverstein from the Rockland/Westchester ISOA Chapter for passing along the following tips for officials using the ArbiterSports assigning system: Read the rest of this entry »

NISOA/NCAA Registration and Rules Test News

I’ve been getting a lot of questions via email about the NCAA’s registration fee initiative and the NISOA/NCAA Soccer Rules Test.  Here are some common questions and answers:

  1. Do I have to pay $65 to take the Rules Test on the NISOA Central HubNo. The test is provided by NISOA at no cost to our members.
  2. Does the Rules Test really close on August 2, 2015? No. NISOA just approved an extension to August 16, 2015. The extension was granted to allow the National Referees (who take the test and need to correctly answer 90% of the questions) additional time and not delay the distribution of National Referee badges. I wouldn’t be surprised if the test closure is extended closer to Labor Day but please don’t bet on that occurring.
  3. If I want to register with the NCAA, do I have to take the test on the NCAA Central Hub? No. NCAA has agreed to accept the test results from the NISOA Central Hub for their post season eligibility criteria. You may take the test on either site but you will have to make your registration payment directly to NCAA on their site. This is not a NISOA requirement but an NCAA requirement.
  4. Do I have to take the Rules Test? Yes, if you are a NY Metro ISOA chapter member. The chapter is using this test as part of the good standing requirements to take an annual rules test. Chapter members have to complete the test only.
  5. I took the Rules Test on the NISOA Central Hub but didn’t get a confirmation email from ArbiterSports with my score. How will the chapter know that I took the test? Since the test is on the NISOA Central Hub, the chapter will have access from ArbiterSports to document that you completed the test.

Please post any questions you may have here and I will answer them for the benefit of all.

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