Please check this newsletter and calendar for updates on a
STATUS: Please check your name on the roster. PLEASE be sure
to make Bill Carey aware of any changes in your address or phone
number when they occur. In addition,please let us know if you have any objection
to your email address,home address or home phone number being listed.
Please, unless you are in a witness protection program, advise your
email address if it is not currently listed on the roster.If a problem
arises, we can notify you, otherwise you may be wondering why you are
not getting assignments, unnecessarily.
We have taken those items which are ongoing, and relate to the requirements
necessary to insure 'GOOD STANDING', and moved them to a new 'POLICY' Link.
We strongly suggest that you consult that link on a regular basis to insure that
you satisfy NEISOA requirements. This will allow us to use the 'NEWSLETTER' Link
for more current postings.
This Issue July 2018
1., New Uniform
4. NCAA Registration
5. NATIONAL REFEREE CANDIDATES
6. OSI COUPONS ***************
7. NEISOA CODE OF ETHICS
8. NISOA NEW FITNESS TEST
9. CORRECT ADDRESS MAINTENANCE
GO TO THE CALENDAR LINK FOR INFO ON MEETING/PT!!
NISOA Dress and Apparel
NISOA DRESS AND APPAREL
By: John Van de Vaarst
In May 2010, there was an article published in this section about wearing the proper uniform. NISOA
Policy Code 900.24 describes the uniform for all NISOA officials. The opening paragraph of the policy
“the following referee uniform dress code shall be mandatory for all NISOA officials when officiating an
intercollegiate soccer game. Any deviation from this standard code shall be considered a violation of the
NISOA Standard Code of Ethics.”
ALL OFFICIALS MUST DRESS ALIKE and the uniform will consist of shirts and shorts with the
NISOA/OSI logo. Shirts may be long or short sleeve and be the black, blue, gold, orange, or green
Shorts are to be black. Stockings are to be black with three white stripes or the black stocking with three
colored stripes to match the predominant jersey color. Note: solid black socks are not permitted. There
are two styles of warm-up uniforms that are permitted, either the back with white stripes or the all blue.
All officials must wear the same style warm-up.
The NISOA referee patch, National referee patch, or National referee emeritus patch must be worn.
The patch may be substituted with the NCAA or NAIA patch during post season playoffs.
All officials should arrive at games looking professional. If the officials are changing at the site they should
arrive in a NSIOA golf shirt with gray or tan pants or a shirt and NISOA tie with blazer. If the officials are
dressing at another location they should arrive in warm-ups or their shorts with stockings pulled up, black
tee shirt or uniform shirt. First impressions are lasting.
Chapters and individual members do not have the authority to alter the uniform policy or permit their
members to deviate from it. As previously stated, individuals who do not wear the proper uniform are in
violation of the Code of Ethics and the chapter should deal with the matter as soon as it comes to their
New NISOA Uniform Design
The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce three new uniform
shirts and a new sock design for 2018.
Thanks to our official sponsor and partner, OSI, the uniform shirts are available
to currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price
for a limited time only. If you buy a complete set of all three colors
in both sleeve lengths, you can save more than the cost of your 2018
NISOA national dues.
These are NOT mandatory for 2018. Your existing uniforms are still appropriate as long as all
members of the crew are dressed with the same uniform and it is a NISOA approved shirt.
The ELITE Cliniic is NOT an acceptable alternative for satisfying
Mandatory Meeting obligation in 2018
This is a restatement of a policy that has been on this website for 10 years
Reminders: NISOA officials cannot accept an assignment to officiate
a collegiate game with a non-NISOA official. Article 7,Section 2
covers this situation.Check your assignments to be sure that your partners
are NEISOA members in good standing.If you are working for an unapproved
assignor, be sure that they are aware of your exposure. The burden
is upon you to check the NEISOA Roster and make sure that your
partner(s) are members of NEISOA.
Please go to the forms link and open the form on NCAA Registration.
It describes a new NCAA Registration process which will be used to determine
who is eligible to officiate Post-Season NCAA Tournament games, Basically,
you will be asked to pay for that privilege
Any member who feels qualified to meet the requirements of
the National Referee Applicant is encouraged to complete the application,
which may be found on the NISOA site, and submit it to your Chapter Contact
so that it may be forwarded on. These applications must be submitted to
the Regional area Coordinator before March 31
The Executive Board has voted to no longer accept excuses for missing the
mandatory meeting. Anyone who cannot attend the mandatory meeting will
be subject to a penalty of $ 150.00. The penalty must be paid prior to Sept 1 or the
member will be suspended for the current season.Appeals must be in writing to
Bill Carey before October 1. If the appeal is accepted, your penalty will be returned.
If it is denied, you may appeal in person at the December 10 Executive Board Meeting
A Reminder. If you expect to receive an NCAA Rule Book or any other
Correspondence from NISOA, it will only happen if they have your
correct current address. If you have had a change of address in the
recent past, please be sure to notify us so that we can get that
information to the right person at NISOA.
NATIONAL REFEREE PROGRAM
We have a number of our officials who are current members of the
National Referee Program. We take pride in their accomplishments
and wish to acknowledge their achievement. On our roster, the
National Referees have the designation (N) alongside their name.
The Executive Board has purchased a quantity of the new NISOA badges
for resale to our membership. They are available from Bill Carey
for our cost of $5.00/each. Contact Bill if you need