USSF State Instructor Course
USSF is sponsoring two upcoming State Instructor courses, available to existing, registered, USSF Instructors. The SD SRC is looking to sponsor several of our Instructors to attend. There are courses in Orlando, FL (August) and Phoenix, AZ (November). If you are an existing instructor and wish to attend either of these course offerings, contact Guy McNeely (email@example.com) for additional information.
Upcoming Re-certification Clinics
For a listing of upcoming re-certification and new referee classes - click here
Youth and Adult Referees of the Month
The SD SRC has a monthly recognition program for youth & adult referees. Recognition is based upon but not limited to prompt acceptance & completion of referee assignments, excellence & due diligence in performance of duties, and willingness to accept suggestions for improvement from peers & Assessors.
The June 2014 Recognition Recipients are:
Owen Witte (Wessington Springs)
Courtney True (Yankton)
Sean Mallett (Brookings)
Congratulations to our monthly recognition award winners!
Those recognized by the SD SRC will have a free draw for a single item from the SD SRC grab bag of goodies, including flipping coins, whistles, SD HS patches, Velcro patch attachments, socks, etc.
Which SD SRC member, Assessor, Instructor or Assignor will be watching your game next month?
SRC Referee Development and High-Potential Programs
The SD SRC has developed several programs to identify and assist referees to improve and advance. SRC assistance includes advanced training, mentors, assessments, and reimbursement of travel/training expenses to approved events.
Officials who feel they wish to utilize these resources, or who wish to be considered for inclusion in advanced programs, are encouraged to contact any of the SRC administrative members.
If you are 18 years old or older you need to complete this form every year prior to officiating.
You CANNOT referee matches until this is completed!!
After completion - print out the verification form and bring to your referee certification class. Thanks!!
SD Adult League Referee Insurance Requirement (Link is Now ACTIVE)
If you are a SD Referee who referees adult soccer games, you must register each year through USASA before you can referee games. Your 2013-2014 registration expired April 1, 2014 and you MUST re-register if you wish to officiate any adult games in 2014.
This registration (and $5 fee) covers your annual membership, and most importantly, insurance coverage for you while refereeing adult games. This is not optional.
Remember, this is NOT optional if you wish to referee adult games. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Consider this: A typical SD summer tournament. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Eleven games. A SD State Referee covered 38 miles during this summer weekend tournament. Yes, 38 miles. All on an approximate 110 yard by 70 yard field - running, sprinting, sidestepping, backpedaling, walking - refereeing all the way.
When you accept assignments, do you consider if you are physically and mentally capable of fulfilling your assigned responsibilities?
When you assign a tournament, are you aware of what you are asking of a referee?
In the interest of The Game, know your limits and do the right thing for the players. There is no dishonor in letting an assignor know if your assignments are too much. Everyone, including the tournament, benefits if we stay healthy, consistent and focused throughout our assignments. And yet sometimes we still wonder why our legs ache...
SD Referees Shine at 2014 Youth RegionalsSouth Dakota referees had a great performance at the US Youth Regionals in Beavercreek OH in June. Jeremy Kieso (Sioux Falls) centered a U16G final; Owen Witte (Wessington Springs) had a U13B final AR; and Megan Glenn (Sioux Falls) had a U19G final 4th Official.
Jeremy Kieso has also been invited to the US Youth Soccer National Tournament in July. This is the second year in a row in which a SD Referee has been invited to the National Tournament. Lauren Parliament represented SD in 2013.
Send Off (Red Card) Required Notification
In the event of a SEND OFF (Red Card) in your match, the following notifications are REQUIRED within 24 hours of the incident.
Youth Matches - send reports to:
High School Matches - send reports to:
Adult Amateur Matches - send reports to: