S R S O A
After a winter hiatus, SRSOA is back for three meetings this spring. We will meet February 10, March 10, and April 14. We meet only six times a year.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 10;
Where: IF Parks & Rec Activity Center (1575 N. Skyline, west side of Skyline just before you get to the airport)
Topic: Preparing for Spring
It is critical that you attend as many of the SRSOA meetings as you can. Even the most experienced refs learn something from every meeting.
BYSL Spring Youth
Contacrt Shel Williams in order to referee the spring youth soccer leagues.
Spring and Summer Adult Leagues
Contact Chuck Raines to referee the adult men's, women's and coed leagues this spring and summer.
SRSOA officers are:
President: Rick Spielman
Vice-President: Chuck Raines
Secretary: Robert Cox
Treasurer: Dan Kotansky
The web master for the SRSOA site is Rick Spielman. If you have information that should be posted to this site, please send it to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may call him at 528-6052.
If you haven't already done so, it is time to re-certify for 2015. Follow the instructions below so you will be registered in plenty of time for the start of the youth and adult seasons. You can use this link for all the information you need or just read on. Idaho Soccer Referees
Recertification 2015 is now open! All referee registrations will continue through Arbitersports.com this year. One note I want to stress ** All Lawbooks and Badges will be mailed to you directly by US Soccer. Please register early to ensure you get your book and badge before games begin.**
You must know your grade. Just log in to Arbitersports.com. On the top of the page, you will find "Profile" on the far right. Click "Profile" and look to the left. Click on "Custom Fields" and scroll down until you come to a blue bar that says "ISRC - Idaho." Under that heading you will find the Grade listed for you in 2014.
If you are already a referee in Arbitersports.com, just log on like you normally would. Select Group ID 105684 ISRC - Idaho Central Hub. It is important that you select the Central Hub otherwise you won't find registration.
Once at the Central Hub, select the Registration Process that matches your grade. Most of you will select the Grade 8, 9 Registration. It is important that you pick the right registration because each of the grades have different annual fees associated with them. You don't want to pay too much to register.
Complete the registration process. Update your contact information, agree to the normal administrative things, and pay your money. When you come to the background check section, please know that Idaho Youth Soccer performs the background checks on adults only. The registration will ask you to consent to the background check OR state you are under 18 years of age. Idaho Youth Soccer will not background check anyone under the age of 18.
Time to take your test. At the Central Hub, click Testing. You should have a test available according to your grade. You can take the test three times. Please take your time and read the questions carefully. Once you pass, you can print a copy of the certificate for your records to prove you passed the test.
Wait for your Lawbook and Badge in the mail. Make sure you correctly update your address in Arbiter, as this will be the address US Soccer mails to. This year, US Soccer will mail you the normal envelope you get every year. This year, there will be a book and badge in that envelope. There will not be a badge pick up. It all happens in the mail.
It takes US Soccer time to fill these orders. The system isn't automatic either. All registrations to US Soccer are uploaded every two weeks beginning January 1, 2015. The longer you wait to register, the longer it will take to get your book and badge.
If you have questions, please contact Robbie Burnett at email@example.com. Thanks and we'll be seeing you soon