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Chapter Fitness Test Administration

The following is an excerpt from several emails sent to the chapter membership regarding chapter fitness tests: Read the rest of this entry »

2016 NISOA Fitness Test

July 6, 2016
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 9, 2016
9:00 amto11:00 am

The chapter will administer the NISOA physical fitness test at Michael J. Tully Park at 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 . Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria. Please review our chapter policy for fitness test administration, specifically the requirement to provide medical documentation.

Members may receive their test results directly via email. After the test results are recorded, members may go to our web site to request their results and score. Fitness test scores are not shared with assignors nor made publicly available.

2015 NISOA Fitness Test

June 3, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 11, 2015
9:00 amto11:00 am

The chapter will administer the NISOA physical fitness test at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY on President’s Stadium soccer field (FieldTurf). Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria.

Members may receive their test results directly via email. After the test results are recorded, members may go to our web site to request their results and score. Fitness test scores are not shared with assignors nor made publicly available.

Proposed NISOA Fitness Test Changes for 2015

NISOA’s Director of Physical Fitness, Dr. Ken Kaylor is recommending modifications to the NISOA Physical Fitness Test. Key highlights of the modifications include:

  • Eliminating the point system. Officials must pass each event.
  • Eliminating the Pro 40 Box event and reduces the number of events to three.
  • Replacing the 30M shuttle (7 x 30 meters) with a 6 x 40 meter sprint repeat test similar to the one used by US Soccer.

The significant issues driving the proposed modifications are:

  • Safety. There are too many reports of officials falling during the Pro 40 box event.
  • Better alignment with US Soccer while still not burdening chapter administrators.
  • Simplify the test to pass/fail.
  • Use gender-based scoring.

The proposed fitness test is available for review/download and is on the agenda for action at the upcoming NISOA Convention/Annual General Meeting in Buffalo, New York on July 18, 2014. We are looking for feedback and comments from members to help shape our direction on this initiative. Please comment here.


Updated August 9, 2014 – Some significant changes to the proposed test were approved by the NISOA Membership at the Annual General Meeting in July 2014. Details are available on the NISOA web site.

2014 NISOA Fitness Test

June 4, 2014
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 12, 2014
9:00 amto11:00 am

The chapter will administer the NISOA physical fitness test at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY on President’s Stadium soccer field (FieldTurf). Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria.

Members may receive their test results directly via email. After the test results are recorded, members may go to our web site to request their results and score. Fitness test scores are not shared with assignors nor made publicly available.

2013 NISOA Fitness Test

June 5, 2013
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 13, 2013
9:00 amto11:00 am

The chapter will administer the NISOA physical fitness test at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY on President’s Stadium soccer field (FieldTurf). Get the test events (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and scoring criteria.

Members may receive their test results directly via email. After the test results are recorded, members may go to our web site to request their results and score. Fitness test scores are not shared with assignors nor made publicly available.

Revised Chapter Fitness Testing Policy

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.