Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can find the paper version of the membership form here. Please keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks to process your membership if you use the paper application. If you need your membership sooner, you should use our online application instead.  
Team memberships (up to 4 people) can not be processed on-line any more. To submit a team membership, print out up to 4 copies of the paper membership application and fill out one for each coach you are registering. Mail all applications with the check ($150 plus any books or magazines you ordered) to the address on the membership application form. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your membership to be processed. 

We are no longer sending out membership cards. The e-mail that came from PayPal when you renewed your membership includes your membership number. You can also look up your membership number by clicking on this link: http://niscaonline.org/Membership/LookupNumber.aspx.

If you need a copy of your membership card for your All America application, you can get a PDF copy that you can print by clicking here: http://niscaonline.org/Membership/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fMembership%2fMembers%2fMembershipCard.aspx

If you have used the on-line registration system you were asked to change your password the first time you logged into niscaonline.org. That is now your password for the website and for renewing your membership.

If you have forgotten your password, you can have it e-mailed to you by clicking on the FORGOT PASSWORD link on any of the login screens. If your e-mail address listed in the system is not correct you may not receive the e-mail. In that case you will need to contact webmaster(at)niscaonline.org to have your password reset. Please provide your NISCA number, last name and school to make finding your record easier.

Our membership year is August 1st to July 31st of the current school year. On July 31st all NISCA memberships expire and must be renewed regardless of when the membership was purchased. If you purchase your membership on June 1, you will pay for a full year of membership but only get 2 months of benefit. It is to your advantage to purchase your membership early.

Any memberships purchased after June 16th are automatically set for the next school year membership, so by purchasing in the summer you actually get about 1.5 months of extra benefit.

You can look up your membership number by clicking on this link: http://niscaonline.org/Membership/LookupNumber.aspx.You will need to provide your e-mail address that is listed on your NISCA membership information. If that e-mail address is no longer valid, you can display your NISCA number by filling in the e-mail address, your last name and your zip code as they appear in the membership information. If you still can not get your membership number, e-mail membership(at)niscaonline.org to request it. Providing the e-mail address that is associated with your membership and the school that you coach at makes it easier for us to find your number.

The short answer is YES, PayPal is secure. There have been many false rumors about PayPal security, these rumors are based on incidents with people who have been victims of Phishing scams. This happens with all major online companies who take money over the internet (Google, Ebay, etc.). Criminals setup fake websites that look just like PayPal and others, then send out emails that ask you to go to a link in the email and update your personal information. If you you follow that link and enter your user name and password you go to an official looking website and they ask for your personal information like credit card numbers, etc. Legitimate companies never ask you to do this! There are two things you can do to avoid this.

1) Make sure the lock symbol is showing on your browser which means you have a secure connection. If the address bar is not green and there is not a lock symbol next to the address, you are not on a secure site.

2) If you are not sure whether the e-mail you received is legitimate, provide a bogus user name and password when asked. If it is accepted then they don't really know who you are and it is a Phishing scam.

If you have to pay by school or third party check then you will have to register by mail. If you wish to register by mail, print the paper membership form.

   
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