Snake River Soccer Officials Association

US Soccer






Association Meetings &

Continuing Training


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9  at 8 PM.  We will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls (same as the Tier 2 training sessions this spring).

We will be covering another of the Tier 2 training topics: Game Disrepute and Mass Confrontation .

Upcoming Tier 2 Topics:

Free Kick and Restart Management
Contact above the Shoulder
Injury Management
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.


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.  Marlon Cruz 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

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 

High School Season is Coming

Can it be that high school soccer is just around the corner?  Well it will be here sooner than you think.  Games will start August 20th.  Now is the time to register for the season.  To do so, use this link to access the Idaho High School Activities Association web site where you can get all the information you need.  This year all official are required to take the concussion course and a course on cardiac arrest.  Bobbi Tracy is the new District VI Commissioner.  Feel free to contact her or Rick Spielman (Rules Interpreter) with questions.  

New Logo / New Uniforms Coming
If you are not already aware, US Soccer has adopted a new log and for the first time in about a decade, a new uniform.  The uniform is not yet available, but will be later this summer from Official Sports.

 US Soccer Logo


New clinics will be announced and posted here.  Don't expect to have clinics scheduled until late summer.

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.