How To Guide NISL Officials


The NISL requires that each referee inspect ALL League Credentials prior to each game - this includes both player & coach passes, and game referee report from each team.

If the team(s) is missing ANY of the credentials listed, referees are instructed to obtain any missing information (i.e. Name, DOB, Club) and forward the information to the NISL office. The game will continue and be played under protest.

Any team found to have used an illegal player or coach, or forged any credentials, the game will automatically be declared a forfeit.

Assignor Game Schedules

Important NISL / GameOfficials Info:

• NISL owns the information related to Northern Illinois Soccer League [Group 1444] inGameOfficials. NISL manages the access and permissions for its users.

• NISL oversees which clubs participate with game assignments in GameOfficials. NISL also manages which assignors are responsible for each club. Please contact NISL if you have any questions on clubs their assignors.

• This “GameOfficials How-To Guide for NISL Assignors” is geared towards brand new users of the GameOfficials software. Current users familiar with GameOfficials can also benefit in reviewing this guide for info on where to find key information related to NISL’s setup in GameOfficials.

• For NISL-related inquires, and GameOfficials setup, access, etc., please contact Philip Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• For GameOfficials software information and technical support, please contact Marissa White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Referee Education


Football is a global sport and its rules must be interpreted and applied with absolute consistency wherever the game is played. FIFA therefore has a policy of ongoing training for its referees to ensure that refereeing standards continue to improve and the Laws of the Game are applied the same way everywhere.

Yellow and Red Cards

US Soccer Assistant Referee Signals

Referee Signals

FIFA Rules



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