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.


Junior High Soccer

Junior high soccer is underway.  Shel Williams is the assignor.  She will be using Arbiter, so be sure you open an ArbiterSports account. If you are a USSF certified referee, you are eligible to work these matches.



SRSOA officers are: 

President: Rick Spielman

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 

High School 

High school season is underway.  New registration is closed for the season.  Special cases for registration need to go through Bobbi Tracy .the new District VI Commissioner.  Feel free to contact her or Rick Spielman (Rules Interpreter) with questions.  


Peter Stilling will conduct an entry level (grade 8) USSF rules clinic in Rexburg on Saturday, September 17.  Details below. 

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: http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center/Online-Training/Grade-8-Referee-Course.aspx 

There are 19 modules that must be completed.  The first module that is called Introduction does not have a quiz associated with it and therefore it does not have a certificate of completion associated with it.  For the remaining 18 modules you must complete the module, pass the quiz, and keep a copy of the completion certificate to show me 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.  For this clinic use REX.09.17.2016 for the clinic number.  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 me 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.

In addition to registering to become a USSF referee, you may also register to be a High School referee if you are 16 years of age or older.  This process is in addition to the above process.

To certify as a NFHS/IHSAA (High School) Referee please go to the following sites:




Mr. Rick Spielman, IHSAA District 6 Rules Interpreter will be coming to the clinic to officially certify you as IHSAA referees and answer any questions you may have about High School rules, assigning, match fees, etc.

Check the Idaho State Referee web site for clinic information.  

Interesting Link
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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.