GEORGIA INTERCOLLEGIATE SOCCER OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
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On July 30, at the 2022 GISOA Clinic, Wes Williams was announced as the new GISOA President. He will be serving in this leadership capacity for the next two years. Wes, the former GISOA Vice-President, has been a member of GISOA for the past 26 years.
8/24/2022 UPDATE from Corey
July 30, 2022
NISOA Senior Director of Education, 2018 World Cup FIFA AR and GISOA alumnus, Corey Rockwell returned to present at the 2022 Clinic. Corey just finished his 330th MLS match (at or approaching record) and is in his 16th consecutive year on the FIFA panel – simply remarkable.
As usual, Corey's presentation was energetic, enthusiastic, enlightening and humbling. His candor and succinct delivery of game critical decisions was an important reminder of the need to "stay focused at all times." Was the ball properly positioned for a re-start or corner kick? Was the wind a factor? Was the ball completely over the touchline?
Appropriate and timely communication, using silent signals (flag) and/or verbal incite via coms, between the referee team was strongly emphasized. Corey's use of detailed video clips enabled the audience to visualize game situations from multiple viewing angles and to hear revealing communication between the Ref/AR's/VAR's. His candid demeanor and desire to help all referees/assistant referees to become better officials was extremely clear and greatly appreciated. Corey possesses a unique ability to share his personal game decisions, both negative and positive, which provides a humbling and comfortable learning environment.
Corey also discussed 2022 NCAA Rule Changes and the potential impact of the recently released (July 27, 2022) Law 11 - Offside: ‘deliberate play’ guidelines clarification. Law 11 - Offside: ‘deliberate play’ guidelines clarified | IFAB (theifab.com)
The GISOA chapter and attendees (including fellow GISOA alum and MLS referee Guido Gonzales, Jr.) were extremely blessed to have a FIFA/MLS veteran return home to share his knowledge and expertise. Thanks Corey, you are fantastic friend to endless GISOA members!
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The leadership and mentoring of the GISOA Presidents will never be forgotten! Thanks Wes, Griff, Joe and Terry for your combined decades of service!!
On May 24, 2022: Griff Sims announced he will be concluding his 11-year post as the GISOA Chapter President. Sims will continue refereeing and serving on the GISOA Board as the Past-President. Griff has been a GISOA member for the past 37 years.
We are proud to welcome our new members for 2022.
We are proud to welcome our new members for 2021.
GISOA was proud to host Ms. Rachel Woo - SEC, Sunbelt, Patriot League, & NE-10 Coordinator of Officials, as the Guest Speaker for the Annual Clinic held on July 31st in Atlanta.
Ms. Woo is a former FIFA and NISOA National Referee. She has worked 18 NCAA Final Fours and the 2003 FIFA World Cup.
She also serves as an NCAA Soccer Regional Rep with responsibilities assigning NCAA championship matches and the management of officials at NCAA events including Final Fours & Regional Clinics. She has been involved in the development of technical materials for training of NCAA soccer officials.
Ms. Woo also currently serves US Soccer as a New England National Assignor, National Referee Coach and as a member of the National Referee Committee.
Ms. Woo's mentally stimulating presentation, which focused on PROFESSIONALISM, both on and off the field, created a lively and extremely valuable discussion. Based upon her wealth of international and national experiences, she emphasized the importance of being reliable, honest, fit, punctual and accountable. Ms. Woo detailed the value of knowing the rules, communicating appropriately and in a timely manner. She also stressed that professionals maintain high ethical standards, demonstrate integrity, show a willingness to learn, maintain a positive appearance, are approachable and not biased. She encouraged everyone to be their best at all times, to evaluate prior performances and to continually strive for improvement. Those attending the GISOA Clinic were blessed and fortunate to learn many valuable lessons from Ms. Rachel Woo. She is truly a PROFESSIONAL!
Contact GISOA President Wes Williams email@example.com
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The Georgia Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association provides annual training for its members and oversees the yearly certification process. The members provide referee services for collegiate games throughout the United States. Coverage includes contests for Women's and Men's teams in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, the NAIA, NJCAA I, II
The Georgia Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association provides annual training for its members and oversees the yearly certification process. The members provide referee services for collegiate games throughout the United States. Coverage includes contests for Women's and Men's teams in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, the NAIA, NJCAA I, II, and the NCCAA. The members also provide services for post-season conference tournaments and National Championship competitions.
The GISOA membership is a diverse and international group of women and men, both young and older, with a passion for the beautiful game! Several current and former GISOA members have advanced to the FIFA and professional ranks. The association prides itself on developing the next generation of highly skilled Referees and Assistant Referee
The GISOA membership is a diverse and international group of women and men, both young and older, with a passion for the beautiful game! Several current and former GISOA members have advanced to the FIFA and professional ranks. The association prides itself on developing the next generation of highly skilled Referees and Assistant Referees.
For GISOA membership consideration, candidates must have a minimum of 2 recommendations from current or past GISOA members.
Contact: President Wes Williams for membership information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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