Snake River Soccer Officials Association






Association Meetings

Outdoor soccer has come to a close for 2015.  SRSOA will not plan to meet until next year.  However, continue to check this page and our Facebook page for information about upcoming events or just to find some interesting links to videos or articles about soccer and referees. .

Next Meeting: Second Tuesday of February, March, and April; 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 Leagues


Youth leagues will likely begin the first week of April. Shel Williams is currently the referee assignor and will provide additional information in the spring.   


Spring and Summer Adult Leagues

The Idaho Falls Adult Soccer Association (IFASA) sponsors the Women's and the Co-Ed leagues.  The men's teams are part of the  soccer league run by the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.

More information will be provided next year.  Currently, Chuck Raines is the referee assignor for IFASA.  These matches use USSF certified referees and is affiliated with US Soccer.  

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


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SRSOA officers are: 

President: Rick Spielman

Vice-President: Chuck Raines

Secretary: Robert Cox

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 


Information regarding re-certification for 2016 will be coming out in the next month or so.  You can use this link for all the information you need  Idaho Soccer Referees
If you have questions, please contact  Robbie Burnett at sra@idahosoccerrefs.org.  Thanks and we'll be seeing you soon


Peter Stilling is back and will be holding an Entry Level Referee (Grade 8)
clinic for new referees.
Date:            February 20, 2016 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Location:      BYU-Idaho Hart Building Room 170
239 S 1st W
Details: This clinic is arranged in two parts. Part one MUST be completed on-line prior to attending the classroom portion. The on-line portion is found here: http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center/Online-Training/Grade-8-Referee-Course.aspx

There are 18 modules that must be completed. The first module that is called Introduction does not have a quiz associated with it and therefore it does not have a certificate of completion associated with it. For the remaining 17 modules you must complete the module, pass the quiz, and keep a copy of the completion certificate to show the instructor (Peter Stilling) that you have satisfied all 17 sections. This means you will have 17 completion certificates, one for each section. The cost of the clinic is $35. The cost for certification is $40. Thus the total cost is $75.00.  Please make a single check payable to ISRC. Cash is acceptable too.

Contact: Peter Stilling sdi@idahosoccerrefs.org

Grade 7

Those of you who are interested in moving up to Grade 7, please contact Peter Stilling ASAP.  He will conduct a Grade 7 clinic if at least 6 referees will attend.  Why Grade 7?  Because it is an administrative requirement to referee adult level matches.  Also, you stand a better chance of getting higher level assignments at area tournaments.  And you get one more chance to receive some of the best instruction you will ever have access to from Peter.  What does it take?  See below.

The course is 8 hours on-line and 8 hours in the classroom.
The course costs $35 + $45 to certify for a total of $80.00
The on-line portion of the course is located here:
The on-line portion of the course has to be completed before attending the classroom portion.
There are 12 modules on-line.  The first module is just an Introduction, the remaining 11 you will need to print your completion certificate and bring it to the classroom training for verification of completion.
The course will be held in Idaho Falls. No date is established at this time pending sufficient interest.  (Additional courses could be held in other locations based on interest.)

Interesting Link

Check out this link regarding what it takes to be a professional referee.