- For the Good of the Game

Information for Parents of New Referees

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

US Soccer video: Advice to Parents

Jeremy Kieso Accepted into National Candidate Pool

Jeremy Kieso (Sioux Falls) has been accepted into the US Soccer National Candidate Pool for 2015.  Acceptance into the program is the first step in becoming a National Referee.  

 Congratulations on this huge accomplishment, and good luck Jeremy!

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!!

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 (gmcneely@q.com) for additional information.

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. 

  1. Go to the SDASA site, http://www.sdadultsoccer.com/
  2. In the left hand column select "2014-15 REFEREE Yearly Membership Registration"
  3. In the center column, click  "REGISTER HERE FOR 2014-15 REFEREE MEMBERSHIP"
  4. 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.

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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

2015 AGM  Referee Recertification

The SRC has announced the recertification training schedule for this weekend (October 31 to Nov 2).   Training location is the Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls in association with the 2014 SDSSA Annual Meeting.

Registration for this weekend can be made through the following link:  RECERT REGISTRATION

Friday Oct 31 – 
350P Assessor Training
Augustana vs University of Sioux Falls – Women
Augustana Field - 2001 S. Summit, SF, SD
Watch the game with fellow assessors and be part of a post-game debrief.

Saturday Nov 1 – 9am to 5pm.  Advanced Referee Training 
8:30A Introduction/Instructor Guidelines-Nancy Saunders
9A Game Management-Kevin Mesman
9:45A Managing Technical Area/4th Official-Lance Mesman
10:40A Mentoring/Self Evaluation-Shane Smith
11:25A Game Officials Learning Center-G McNeely, C Landis
12N Lunch on your own
1P Sports Nutrition-Scott Staiger
1:40P Offside-Jeremy Kieso
2:20P Simulation-Lance Mesman
3:10P 100% Misconduct-Nancy Saunders
3:50P Tactical Awareness-Kevin Mesman
4:25P Positioning/Advantage-Lauren Parliament
5P SDSOA Meeting

Sunday Nov 2 
8:30A SD SRC Meeting
9:30A Assessor Training (Open to All) - Shane Smith
1:00P- Assess/Debrief USF women's game, 
USF Field-Shane Smith
USF Field - 6801 Charger Circle, SF, SD
Watch the game with fellow assessors and be part of a post-game debrief.

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