S R S O A
Association Meetings & Continuing Training
Association meetings will restart in March. Dates will be established in conjunction with BYSL schedules to assure that all referees who are also players and coaches can participate.
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.
USSF 2018 Re-certification
Better late than never, but we finally have re-certification clinics scheduled for Idaho Falls. If you havenít done so already, you also need to pay your fees and take an on-line examination. You may want to wait on the exams until after attending a clinic. The instructions for re-certification are found at the Idaho Soccer Referee Committee website (www.idahosoccerrefs.org). It will direct you to access Arbiter and log in to the ISRC - Idaho Central Hub group to process your fee payments and take the examination.
The re-certification clinics will cover rules changes, a couple of which are significant and a little complicated, and provide some video challenges regarding foul and misconduct recognition. Two re-certification clinics will be held in Idaho Falls. Attend one of them. Please preregister through Arbiter.
27th or February 24
Contact Rick Spielman for information: email@example.com or 208-569-6107
Spring Youth Soccer
Junior and Senior High soccer has come to a close. We have a few months to rest, but not stay idle. During the off-season, stay in shape; keep an eye out for training opportunities (some really good prospects are in development; and watch professional matches on TV to see how the pros call a game. The bottom line is, spend some of your time getting ready for next spring; it will be here before you know it. And try to recruit some friends to be a referee. Several rules clinics are scheduled in the area with more to come.
SRSOA officers are:
President: Rick Spielman
Treasurer: Dan Kotansky
USSF Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Clinics
One clinic is scheduled in the Idaho Falls area at this time.
Contact: Rick Spielman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First, Grade 08 is an entry level referee. You do not need to be in the 8th grade to attend. There has been confusion about this in the past. There are six steps that must be completed to become a US Soccer Federation Referee in Idaho.
Steps 1-4 will be completed by going to the following link: http://idahosoccerrefs.arbitersports.com/front/105684/Registration. Once there select "New Referee 2018 from the menu; Read first Page entitled "Entry Clinic Welcome", then select Next; Complete the remaining steps including "Personal Information", "Background Check", "Additional Information", and "Payment". If not automatically directed to do so, go to the "Eligibility" tab. There, under "Open", you will now see "1 of 2 Requirements Completed" for "New Referee 2018". When selecting that option, you will then see a link for "Register for In-Person Event". Select that and register for the date which you intend to attend.
5 is to be completed at the following link: http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center/Online-Training/Grade-8-Referee-Course.aspx.
There are 18 modules that must be completed. There is a quiz
associated with each module, you need to take and pass all the
quizzes and provide some way to prove / show me you have
passed them. You can print the certificates out or show me on
your smart phone, tablet, etc. Each one of the modules will
want a Clinic Number. Enter the clinic number listed above. If
it asks for a USSF ID number, just leave it blank.
USSF Referee Assessor Clinic
Are you an experienced referee (Grade 7 and above) and are interested in helping other referees improve and advance? If so, you can develop the skills and methods to evaluate and assess your fellow referees by attending a USSF Referee Assessor Clinic. It will be held on Friday evening, February 2 and most of the day Saturday February 3 in Pocatello. The classroom portion will be held at Century High School. Peter Stilling will is your contact and one of the instructors.
USSF Intermediate Referee Clinic
A tremendous opportunity will be available to all referees who want to elevate their "game" to the next level. An intermediate clinic with USSF National Referee Brad Jensen and National Referee Emeritus Peter Stilling will be held in Pocatello at Century High School on March 3 from 8 - Noon. More details to follow.
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 email@example.com. Alternatively, you may call him in the evenings or text his cell at 208-569-6107.