- For the Good of the Game

2015 Re-Certification and New Referee Clinics

All re-certification and new referee clinics for 2015 are found on the "Clinic Dates and Locations" page of the "Upcoming Referee Clinics" section in the left-hand column of this page.  

Or, just click <HERE> and you will be sent directly to the 2015 clinic page.

Information for Parents of New Referees

Click on the following image for a video from US Soccer:

US Soccer video: Advice to Parents

Youth Referees of the Year

Sara Knobe (Sioux Falls) and Colton Gehman (Hot Springs) are the 2014 South Dakota Youth Referees of the Year. 

Youth Referees of the Year are selected based on their commitment to the game, dependability, professionalism, and dedication to improvement.

Congratulation to Sara and Colton!

Adult Referees!
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. 


  • Go to the SDASA site, http://www.sdadultsoccer.com/
  • In the left hand column select "2014-15 REFEREE Yearly Membership Registration"
  • In the center column, click "REGISTER HERE FOR 2014-15 REFEREE MEMBERSHIP"
  • Follow the instructions. This will require payment of the $5 fee electronically by credit card. If you are unable to pay by credit card you need to make arrangements to come to the Sioux Falls Coed Leagues Office to complete this before you may referee adult league games this season.
Remember, this is NOT optional if you wish to referee adult games. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Use the Categories on the Left to best navigate this page.
Should you think something needs added/changed contact our State Youth Referee Administrator, Chad Landis at  rapidcitysoccerrefs@gmail.com





SD State Referee Committee Upcoming Events

Iowa Referee Academy - 2015

The 14th Annual Iowa Referee Academy is set for Saturday February 28, 2015.  This year's guest speakers are Sandra Serafini (USSF, NIOSA, FIFA), Rick Eddy (US Soccer Dir. of Referee Development) and Todd Abraham (NISOA National Referee Emeritus and past-President of NISOA. 

The Academy will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium, 3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. You can register now by following the instructions at Academy Registration. You have to register for the Academy if you want to attend the Academy. Attendance is limited.

Those interested in attending can email Kevin Mesman for additional information and travel coordination. 

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.

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:
 SYRA Chad Landis - rapidcitysoccerrefs@gmail.com
High School Matches -  send reports to:
 SYRA Chad Landis rapidcitysoccerrefs@gmail.com and
 SAC Tom Hilsendeger hlsndgr@nrctv.com  
Adult Amateur Matches -  send reports to: 
SRA Guy McNeely, gmcneely@q.com 

Please fill out the Referee and Supplemental forms and send
to the State Referee Committee contacts as noted.  The forms are found by clicking HERE.

Brad Peschong,
Jun 30, 2014, 6:08 AM
Brad Peschong,
Jul 3, 2014, 10:15 AM
Brad Peschong,
Jul 3, 2014, 10:11 AM
Brad Peschong,
Oct 13, 2013, 4:36 PM