Association Meetings & Continuing Training
Association meetings will restart in August.  Dates will be established in conjunction with BYSL and high school 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.


The instructions for your re-certification process are found at the Idaho Soccer Referee Committee website (  It will direct you to access Arbiter and log in to the ISRC - Idaho Central Hub group to process your fee payments.  

Spring Youth Soccer

Can it be that the spring youth season is essentially over?  Director's Cup and State Cup officially closed the Idaho youth season and BYSL league play ended as well.  A few summer opportunities remain with Yellowstone Cup (June 7-9) and the Dean Cook Memorial Shootout (June 21-23). 

You also have the opportunity to participate in the US Club Northwest Regional Youth Championships in Boise June 29 - July 2.  If you can participate in this high level tournament, I encourage you to do so.  It can be a richly rewarding experience for newer as well as experienced referees.  You must register for this tournament by June 8.  Use this link US Club Northwest Regional



SRSOA officers are: 

President: Rick Spielman

Treasurer: Dan Kotansky 

USSF Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Clinics

New referee clinics will be scheduled soon.  Expect to see two or three opportunities beginning in mid-July.  Keep an eye on this website or check in with Idaho Soccer Referee Committee for clinic information. 

High School Soccer

I know, school is just ending for this year.  However, the time is now to put some dates on your calendar.  High school soccer is not that far off; the first games are scheduled to kick off on August 17.  With one more high school (welcome Thunder Ridge) adding two more varsity and JV teams for the 2018 season.  With 276 matches currently scheduled, the need for referees has never been greater. 

Registration for high school referees will begin July 10.  Follow the instructions below.  If you haven't refereed high school before or know of someone who is interested, please contact Rick Spielman (D6 Rules Interpreter) or Bobbi Tracy (D6 Commissioner) for information.

High school soccer referee registration may be accomplished by going to the Idaho High School Activities Association web site and following the instructions there.   Note that high school referee registration will NOT work with Internet Explorer.  Please use Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.

Registration Dates: July 10 Aug 13, 2018
Fees: $40
Late Fee: An additional fee of $25 will be assessed for registrations occurring after midnight Aug 13, 2018
Out-of-State Officials: If you are also registered in one of the reciprocity states (Montana, Wyoming, Utah) and want to also work games in Idaho, you only need to pay a $10 fee.  Non-reciprocity states (Oregon, Washington) MUST pay the full registration fee.

Please contact Brynn Knudson at with any questions regarding becoming a certified official.

Also, put August 9 on your calendar as we will hold the District 6 Soccer Rules Clinic at 8 PM in the Media Room at Idaho Falls High School.  

New ISRC District 2 Referee Administator

The Idaho State Referee Committee named Rick Spielman as the new District 2 Referee Administrator (DRA).  In this role, Rick will assist the ISRC in meeting the needs of the District 2 referees.  There are four districts in Idaho with district 2 covering all of eastern Idaho.  The four DRAs are ex officio (non-voting) members of the ISRC.  Rick is looking forward to working with all the referees in east Idaho to advance the game of soccer and, specifically, improving and expanding the ranks of soccer officials in the area. 

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  Alternatively, you may call him in the evenings or text his cell at 208-569-6107.