S R S O A
SRSOA meets six times a year.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 11;
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 cover topics relating to getting off on the right foot for the 2014 season.
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.
Season is Near!
We are only one month away from the start of a very busy spring youth and adult soccer season. Are you ready? The time is now to get your body into referee shape. Remember, we get in shape to referee, we don't referee to get in shape. You must be ready from day one to stay with play no matter the level of play.
SRSOA officers are:
President: Rick Spielman
Vice-President: Chuck Raines
Secretary: Robert Cox
Treasurer: Dan Kotansky
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 email@example.com. Alternatively, you may call him at 528-6052.
| Grade 8 Referee Clinics
The process for certifying as a Grade 8 referee has changed. The course requires an 8-hour on-line portion followed by an 8-hour classroom session with additional time set aside for testing, grading, and review of the exam. Three clinics are currently scheduled. Cost is $65. You must pre-register with the instructor who will provide you with the necessary information to complete the on-line portion.
Peter Stilling will hold a USSF Grade 8 Entry Level Referee class in March. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 19th, 6-10 pm
Thursday, March 20th,
The course will be held at the BYU-Idaho Campus, Rexburg, Idaho in the Smith Building, Room 323. Contact Peter Stilling at StillingP@byui.edu for information or to reserve your place.
Recertification 2014 is now open! To simplify the recertification process, all recertification steps will be completed using Arbitersports.com. For many of you already using Arbitersports to receive assignments, this means you already know how to sign on to the registration site. For others who haven't used Arbitersports before, don't worry- you can start the registration process yourself and sign up with Arbitersports.
You must know your current referee grade. You probably already know this, but if you don't you can look it up at www.idahosoccerrefs.org/grades. You can also find it on the card USSF sent you in the mail this past year. Once you know your grade (12, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16) you can move on to Step 2. If you upgraded in 2013, your posted grade will be inaccurate. If you upgraded, you know what your grade is so you can move on to Step 2 with confidence.
If you are already a referee in Arbitersports.com, just log on like you normally would. When you sign in, select Group ID 105684 ISRC - Idaho Central Hub. It is important that you select the Central Hub otherwise you won't find registration.
If you don't see "Central Hub" when signing on, or if you don't know what Arbitersports.com is, click here to register for the group. This will take you to the same page as everyone else, but won't have any of your information pre-filled in, which is okay.
Once at the Central Hub, select the Registration Process that matches your grade. Most of you will select the Grade 7, 8, 9, 12 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. You will 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. Please click here to go to the testing site. Again, select what test you must take based on your grade. You can take the test three times. Please take your time and read the questions carefully. Once you pass with enough right, you will print a certificate with your name and score on it. Bring this certificate with you when you pick up your badge and Law book. If you don't print it right away, you will get an email with the certificate as well.
Bring your test certificate to your local badge and Law book pick up. These are being scheduled now and we will get the schedule to you in the next monthly update. The dates will be late January and into February.
That's it. One website, one certificate, and one badge pick up.
If you have questions, please contact me, Robbie Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org