S R S O A
By the time you read this, spring soccer may be in full swing. Youth games begin April 4 and adult leagues soon thereafter. after a very disappointing turnout for the March meeting, we have decided to add a May meeting to give our less experienced referees another opportunity to improve their knowledge and application of the laws before the state tournaments begin. .
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 14; 8:00 PM
Where: IF Parks & Rec Activity Center (1575 N. Skyline, west side of Skyline just before you get to the airport)
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
As mentioned at the beginning of this page, BYSL spring youth soccer begins April 4. Referee availability forms may be downloaded using this link. Otherwise, contact Shel Williams in order to referee the spring youth soccer leagues.
Spring and Summer Adult Leagues
A big change occurred for the way the adult leagues will be administered this year. The Idaho Falls Adult Soccer Association (IFASA) will continue to run the Women's and the Co-Ed leagues. However, the men's teams opted to be part of the recently created soccer league run by the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.
What does this mean for referees? Nothing changes for the IFASA-sponsored games. As always, contact Chuck Raines to referee the adult women's and coed leagues this spring and summer.
The city sponsored league is another matter. The city (as is the case with the YMCA indoor leagues) is not affiliated with US Soccer or the Idaho State Soccer Association. Therefor, to referee these games, you will become a temporary, part-time employee of the city, just like all the softball and basketball referees do for their other leagues. These are not USSF-sanctioned matches and you will not be eligible for any health or liability insurance coverage that your membership in USSF provides should you choose to referee these matches. Mike Wedman (612-8580) is the point of contact for the city soccer league and can provide more details if you are interested in doing these matches.
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.
SRSOA officers are:
President: Rick Spielman
Vice-President: Chuck Raines
Secretary: Robert Cox
Treasurer: Dan Kotansky
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
If you have questions, please contact Robbie Burnett at email@example.com. Thanks and we'll be seeing you soon
No referee clinics are scheduled currently in eastern Idaho.
Tournament season is fast approaching. These tournaments offer the referee a great opportunity to meet other referees from around the state, gain a lot of experience in a short period of time, see teams from all over the region, make a little money, and have a really good time supporting the sport of soccer and our youth. Below is a listing and links for the sanctioned Idaho youth soccer tournaments for the season.
PVSC Spring Classic; April 17-19; Pocatello
Canyon Rim Classic; May 2-3; Twin Falls
Performance Cup; May 2-3; Boise
Bill Eisenwinter's Hotshot; May 8-10; Coeur d'Alene
IYSA Director's Cup; May 16-17; Boise
Referee Sign-up: http://swisra.org/
IYSA State Cup; May 15-17 (U18); May 22-25 (U12-U17, U19); Boise
Referee Sign-up: http://swisra.org/
Yellowstone Cup; June 11-13; Rexburg
Dean Cook Memorial Shootout; June 18-20; Idaho Falls
Additionally, Idaho has been selected to host the US Youth Region IV Far West Regional Championships for 2015 and 2016. The 2015 tournament will be held June 22-28 in Boise. This tournament will feature the top teams from throughout our 14 state region. Keep watch for information on how to be selected to referee at Far West Regionals.