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Alphabet Soup: Acronyms Defined

Acronym city, baby! 

There are a LOT of letter combinations that can make your head spin just trying to comprehend a sentence.  We're here to help!

  • FIFA - Federation Internationale de Football Association
  • USSF - U.S. Soccer
  • USYS - U.S. Youth Soccer
  • USASA - U.S. Adult Soccer
  • MLS - Major League Soccer
  • ISA - Iowa Soccer Association
  • ISL - Iowa Soccer League
  • IRC - Iowa Referee Committee
  • IRC ARP - Iowa Referee Committee Advanced Referee Program
  • TVRA - Terry Vaughn Referee Academy
  • PRO - Professional Referee Organization
  • NISOA - National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association
  • NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • NFHS - National Federation of High Schools
  • IHSAA - Iowa High School Athletic Association
  • IGHSAU - Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
  • MASL - Major Arena Soccer League