Please check this newsletter and calendar for updates on a regular basis .
STATUS: Please check your name on the roster. PLEASE be sure to make Bill Carey aware of any changes in your address or phonenumber when they occur. In addition,please let us know if you have any objectionto your email address,home address or home phone number being listed.Please, unless you are in a witness protection program, advise youremail address if it is not currently listed on the roster.If a problemarises, we can notify you, otherwise you may be wondering why you arenot getting assignments, unnecessarily.
We have taken those items which are ongoing, and relate to the requirementsnecessary 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 thatyou satisfy NEISOA requirements. This will allow us to use the 'NEWSLETTER' Linkfor more current postings.
This Issue August 2018
1., Frank Martel
3. New Unifirms
5. NATIONAL REFEREE CANDIDATES
6. OSI COUPONS ***************
7. NEISOA CODE OF ETHICS
8. NISOA NEW FITNESS TEST
9. CORRECT ADDRESS MAINTENANCE
We make an effort to acknowledge the years of service contributed by our membership. Every
so often ,however, simply stating the years does not do service to a member whose contribution goes beyond
that of officiating soccer matches. 2018 represents 40 years of service to NEISOA by Frank Martel ( VT ).
During those 40 years, Frank has not only been a role model as an official, he has managed the assigning
of officials in Vermont in such a way that reflects positively on NEISOA. Have never had a complaint, only praise
for his efforts,,,,,,,,,Thank you, Frank.
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 availableto currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price for a limited time only. If you buy a complete set of all three colorsin 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.
However, contrary to an instruction you may have received from NEAR, NISOA has a stated uniform policy that
you are expected, as a NISOA member, to wear a NISOA approved uniform at college games in order to preserve your
status as a member in Good Standing..... USSF uniforms are not approved.
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 themember 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 yourcorrect 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 theNational Referee Program. We take pride in their accomplishmentsand wish to acknowledge their achievement. On our roster, theNational 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 a badge(s).