Based on feedback and the 2017 data collected from the chapters, the NISOA Executive Board will continue to collect data with the same expectations from last season.

In summary, NISOA expects:

  • Chapters shall administer the new fitness test as prescribed.
  • Members who may be excused from taking the test because they have passed an equivalent or more demanding test administered by their US Soccer Federation State Association or the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) will assist in administering the fitness test.
  • Chapters will report the fitness test result data to NISOA for use in evaluating requirement criteria.
  • Chapters will share fitness test data with assignors to assist in the area of classifying and de-classifying individual NISOA officials for the purpose of game assignments.

NISOA National Referees are required to meet the minimum standards.

Chapters may, at their discretion, impose more advanced standards including requiring a field assessment or other sanctions for members who do not achieve the minimum standard.

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