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2009 NISOA Fitness Test

June 3, 2009
5:00 pmto7:00 pm
July 11, 2009
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. Please note this is a new site for us.

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.

Makeup NISOA Fitness Test

July 24, 2007
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Due to the unusually large number of members who have not taken the NISOA fitness test at either of the chapter’s scheduled tests, we will offer a makeup NISOA Fitness Test at Murphy Field on Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Members who did not attend either of the scheduled tests will be assessed a $50 fee if they choose to take this makeup test. Optionally, you may take the NISOA Fitness test with another chapter provided they are accepting guests.

Members who wish to improve their score are invited to attend the makeup test as well.

Passing the NISOA Fitness Test

In 2003, NISOA completely revised the events in their physical performance test. The new events, 12 minute run, “The Pro-40 Test”, “Brazilian AR 50 meter test” and “The 30 meter shuffle” were developed based on the findings of leading researchers in the field of Soccer Referee Physiology. New scoring criteria were developed. In 2005, NISOA revised their policy to require renewing members to pass the fitness test with a minimum average score of 1.0 for the 4 individual events to maintain their member “in good standing” status. A full description of the policy, fitness tests and scoring criteria is available here.

The current NISOA policy as well as the current terms of our constitution allows the chapter (at its discretion) to place a renewing member who does not pass the fitness test under probation and assigned a game as an official for assessment purposes. This provision works well where there is a traditional NISOA Chapter Assignor. However, the NY Metro Chapter does not have a chapter assignor. Games are assigned exclusively by conference assignors such as ECAC, ISOAB, Atlantic 10, and Region XV. The chapter’s executive board cannot ensure members who fail the fitness test will have an opportunity to be assigned a game for assessment purposes. It’s a Catch 22. Read the rest of this entry »