Snake River Soccer Officials Association






Association Meetings

SRSOA meets six times a year.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 8; 8:00 PM


Where: IF Parks & Rec Activity Center  (1575 N. Skyline, west side of Skyline just before you get to the airport)


Topic: The March meeting will allow the new and seasoned referee to ask the tough questions about refereeing.


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.


Spring Season is Here!


BYSL and IFASA is underway and referees are needed for both.  Shel Williams is the assignor for the youth matches and Chuck Raines has the honor for the adult league.  You must be in Arbiter and have marked your self as ready for assignment to get the adult league matches.  .




SRSOA officers are: 

President: Rick Spielman

Vice-President: Chuck Raines

Secretary: Robert Cox

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 

Interesting Link


Might want to check out the latest Week in Review from the referee page at US Soccer.  This is a site we should all access weekly to see how the Laws of the Game are properly and, sometimes, improperly applied.  




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 crpielman@gmail.com.  Alternatively, you may call him at 528-6052.


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 Grade 8 Referee Clinics

There are no clinics for Grade 8 referees planned in Idaho Falls/Rexburg area at this time.  Peter Stilling is planning to offer a Grade 7 clinic for those who wish to upgrade.  Please contact him for more information using the hyper link attached to his name.

USSF Recertification

If you haven't recertified, time is running out.  Go to the Idaho
referee web site at www.idahosoccerrefs.org/grades for more information.    


It's tournament time again.  Check the Documents tab above to access referee availability forms for PVSC Spring Classic, Canyon Rim Classic, IF Shootout and other tournaments.    

In Memorium

The greater Idaho Falls area and, indeed, the state of  Idaho youth soccer community lost one of pioneers of the "beautiful game" on March 31.  Dean Cook died at the age of 62.  He was a major presence and promoter of the game in eastern Idaho for the past 25 years.  He spent thousands of hours on the sidelines as coach, parent, administrator, and advocate for youth soccer.  His legacy will not soon be forgotten.  Every time you drive past the soccer complex or notice soccer matches being played under the lights, think of Dean and what his passion meant for thousands of kids in eastern Idaho.  Farewell my friend!