- For the Good of the Game

REMINDER: Recertification for Futsal and Outdoor must be done online through gameofficials.net in the learning center and must be completed by 12/31/2018 in order to avoid a registration fee increase.  


Final Crews for Adult Spring Fling Tournament

Mike Waston and his wife, Becky, with Gopal Gureung from Timijung, Nepal. He coordinates sports games for the youth in Nepal. Mike preseneted Gopal with a green soccer referee jersey with a South Dakota patch, a SD flipping coin, whistle, and laws of the game book. 

Thank you, Art Bagguns, for all the hard work you have done over the years refereeing. Art enters the South Dakota Referee Hall of Fame at the DASC tournament! Congratulations!!

Congratulations to 2017 Referee Hall of Fame Inductee Zeri Afa, Rapid City

Kieso Achieves Grade 4 National Assistant Referee Certification

Jeremy Kieso (Harrisburg) has been selected to the US Soccer National Assistant Referee pool.  This achievement is based on qualitative and quantitative criteria, and only the most qualified of referees are selected to this finite pool.  Congratulations to Jeremy on this tremendous achievement!

Important GameOfficials Websites

If you have trouble remembering the different GameOfficials websites and why you need each one, we hear you.  The following is a listing and an explanation of each:

This is your first and most common place to be, set your availability, accept games, download your schedule.

This is where you find and sign up for referee courses in your area.  Online portions of each course are also found here.

Assessments filed with USSF are found here.  You will (should) also receive a separate copy of each assessment, but if not, all of your assessments are stored here.

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





SD State Referee Committee Upcoming Events

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  - Mike Watson
High School Matches -  send reports to:
 SYRA -  Mike Watson and
 SAC Tom Hilsendeger hlsndgr@nrctv.com  
Adult Amateur Matches -  send reports to: 
SRA Sean Mallett, seanmallett14@gmail.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.

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!!
Brad Peschong,
Jul 31, 2017, 6:11 AM
Brad Peschong,
Jun 30, 2014, 6:08 AM