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 January 2018
1., Jack Breetveld
4. NCAA Registration
5. NATIONAL REFEREE CANDIDATES
6. OSI COUPONS ***************
7. NEISOA CODE OF ETHICS
8. NISOA NEW FITNESS TEST
9. CORRECT ADDRESS MAINTENANCE
We are very sad to report that Jack Breetveld, a giant of not only NEISOA
but of soccer in New England, has passed away on January 17. Our sincere
condolences go out to his family, friends and members of Ocean State and
Rhode Island. To simply say he will be missed, is an understatement.
2017 NCAA Rules Change
NCAA has brought three rules into alignment with FIFA for 2017
See the 'Noel's Place' link for details on 2017 Rule Changes.
To get the contact information of anyone in NEISOA, send an
email thru this site ( firstname.lastname@example.org)and you will receive
instruction. The Officers link has the list of Chapter Contacts,
who collect your dues and act as your local chapter liaison with
NISOA. The Executive Board members handle administrative matters
relating to your NEISOA membership as well as manage the mandatory
requirements of NISOA to insure your good standing in the NISOA
The Region 1 NISOA Referee of the Year Award for 2016
goes to Carlos Fernandes (EMA). Carlos is a great argument for
the value of having played at a high level in being able to
translate that experience to officiating skills. He won many
honors as a player both at the college level and professionally.
Watching him work, you can readily see how he relates to the players.
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