Snake River Soccer Officials Association

US Soccer






Association Meetings &

Continuing Training

None scheduled at the moment.

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.


Recertification in 2017 will require either an in-person clinic or completion of a set of online modules.  Check the Idaho Soccer Referee Committee website (www.idahosoccerrefs.org) for more information or contact  the State Referee Administrator (sra@idahosoccerrefs.org) or the State Director of Instruction (sdi@idahosoccerrefs.org).

Spring Youth Soccer

Spring youth leagues will begin in about 6 short weeks.  The time is now to 1) ger recertified or become certified; 2) get into game shape; and 3) contact the assignors for the leagues you want to support.

You may also want to begin planning for your support of the various tournaments which will take place this spring and early summer.  



SRSOA officers are: 

President: Rick Spielman

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 


Note the changes in two of the clinics below.  If you already scheduled yourself for one of the date which were cancelled (2/25 and 3/11), you may change your clinic to one that meets your schedule either on-line or by contacting the State Director of Instruction (sdi@idahosoccerrefs.org):

Three clinics are planned for District 2 in early 2017. 


Peter Stilling will lead two clinics as follows:

Clinic #: IF.02.25.2017

Date: Saturday, MARCH 4, 2017 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

First Presbyterian Church

325 Elm St

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Clinic #: REX.03.11.2017
Date: Saturday, MARCH 18, 2017 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
BYU-Idaho, Hart Building Room 170
239 S 1st W
Rexburg, ID 83440

Rick Spielman will lead one clinic as follows: 

Clinic # IF.03.25.2017

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

First Presbyterian Church

325 Elm St

Idaho Falls, ID 83402


This clinic is arranged in two parts.  Part one MUST be completed online prior to attending the classroom portion.  The online portion is found here: Grade 8 Online Training 

There are 18 modules that must be completed.  You must complete each module, pass the quiz, and keep a copy of the completion certificate to show the instructor that you have satisfied all 18 sections. This means you will have 18 completion certificates, one for each section.

Each one of the modules will want a Clinic Number. The clinic number is listed above for each date.  If it asks for a USSF ID number, just leave it blank.  You do not have to print all of the certificates, you are welcome to show them to me on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or other electronic device. 

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.  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 the instructor know you want to sign up for the class.

Please dress comfortably in clothes that you are willing to run around in.  However, also dress modestly.  No shorty shorts, tank tops, or other sloppy apparel.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring food and drink.  We will break for lunch somewhere around Noon to 1pm ish.

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.