Registration for the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri is now open on the NISOA ArbiterSports Central Hub website. The NISOA Referee Summit is a new soccer referee development opportunity for our members to network and improve their abilities through classroom and on-field practical experience. The Summit features a group of topflight NISOA clinicians including the keynote speaker, Kermit Quisenberry.

A complete agenda of events is available now. Download/printable copy of the event details is available by clicking here. The event is filling up quickly so do not put off registering for this unique experience.

Details for the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm CST. There will be a social event at 7:00 pm Friday evening for attendees arriving early.

Where: Lou Fusz Athletic Training Center @ Rams Park, 1 Rams Way Earth City, MO 63045.

Cost: $25 refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Go to the NISOA Central Hub on ArbiterSports to register. The deposit will be returned after successfully attending the entire event.

Limitations: Space is limited to 140 currently registered NISOA members.

Dress and Equipment:

Morning (classroom) Dress: Golf shirt and warmups.

Afternoon (on-field sessions) Dress: Training shirt (provided by NISOA) and shorts (provided by attendee). Flags, cards and a whistle are also needed for the afternoon so please bring them with you.

On Site Information: NISOA negotiated a reduced rate for Friday night (February 22) & Saturday night (February 23) at the Residence Inn located across the street from the facility. You must contact the Residence Inn directly by January 31, 2019 and mention NISOA to obtain the discount rate.

Residence Inn – St. Louis Airport/Earth City
3290 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO 63045

*Studio Suite @ $104 per night (plus tax)
*Complimentary Hot Breakfast & Airport Shuttle included.


Kermit Quisenberry Former FIFA assistant referee & Current PRO Assistant Referee Performance Coach

Chris Penso Current MLS Referee & Former FIFA Referee, 2015 & 2018 NCAA Men’s College Cup Final Referee

Tori Penso Current USSF National Referee. 2015 & 2018 NCAA Women’s College Cup Referee

Corey Rockwell Current FIFA World Cup & Club World Cup assistant referee. 2016-2017 NCAA Women’s College Cup Final Referee.

Ben Trevino Current USSF National Referee Coach. 2018 NAIA Women’s National Championship Final Referee.

Lance VanHaitsma Current FIFA Futsal World Cup & Olympic Referee. 2015 & 2018 NCAA Women’s College Cup Final Referee

Link to Event Registration

4 Responses to “Registration is Open for the 2019 NISOA Referee Summit”

  1. I am not a member and want to become a member of NISOA.

    I have several years of experience officiating USSF.

    Would this Summit allow me to become a member?


    • Hi Joseph

      There are requirements to becoming a college ref. Please see our website at NISOA.com. You need to already be a referee on another level then pass written and physical fitness exams. There is a local chapter than can assist you. Where are you located?

      I hope to connect you with the local folks to help you rise to collegiate soccer!

      Many thanks.

      Julie Swarts
      Executive Director

    • The national referee clinic series will be out shortly. The 2019 Summit is this weekend in St. Louis.