Snake River Soccer Officials Association






Association Meetings &

Continuing Training

SRSOA meetings are suspended until summer.  In their place are the state-mandated Tier 2 training sessions outlined below.  In order to provide the maximum opportunity for you, the referee to participate, these training sessions are scheduled on multiple nights at multiple times and in multiple locations.  Additionally, the SRSL offered to black out the Wednesday date so there will be no conflict for player/referees between the training sessions and either soccer practice or games.  

Idaho Falls: Wed. and Thurs, April 13 & 14  at 6, 7, and 8 PM (choose one day and  time); First Presbyterian Church , 325 Elm Street (two blocks east of the Museum of Idaho).

Rexburg: Wed. April 13 at 6, 7, and 8 PM;  BYU-I campus, Hart Building, Room 170

Tier 2 Topics:

April – 100% Misconduct
May – Free Kick and Restart Management
June – Game Disrepute and Mass Confrontation
July – Contact above the Shoulder
August – Injury Management
Sept – Managing the Technical Area

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.

Next Meeting: suspended until June  to support Tier 2 training.

Second Tuesday of every month January thru October; 8:00 PM


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


BYSL Spring Youth Leagues


Youth leagues are under way!. Shel Williams is the referee assignor so contact her if you want to referee. .   


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 soon.  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.  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.  




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  Alex Jones at sra@idahosoccerrefs.org.  Thanks and we'll be seeing you soon


Peter Stilling will conduct a Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Clinic.
Date: April 30
Place: BYU-Idaho, Hart Building, Room 170, Rexburg
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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 (Introduction) does not have a quiz  and therefore 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 that you have satisfied all 17 sections.  This means you will have 17 completion certificates, one for each section.  Each one of the modules will want a Clinic Number.  Use 04.30.2016 for the clinic number. 


The cost of the clinic is $35.  The cost for certification is $40.  Thus the total cost is $75.  Please make a single check payable to ISRC.  Cash is acceptable too.  Bring exact dollar amount, instructor does not have change.  Also, bring a notebook and black pen to take notes, but more importantly so that you can take the test at the end of the clinic.  YOU MUST RSVP VIA EMAIL to let me know you want to sign up for the class.

Check the Idaho State Referee web site for clinic information.  

Interesting Link

Use this link to see a great job by an AR under tough circumstances.  A real credit to the profession.

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



The web master (LOL) 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 in the evenings or text his cell at 208-569-6107.