- For the Good of the Game

Referees wanting to do PDL Games: the PDL Fitness test will be held April 13th in Sioux Falls! Location and Time TBD! 


--> Saturday- March 23rd- WATERTOWN- New Referee Clinic 9am-5pm
    Location: Watertown Field house

--> Saturday- March 23rd- RAPID CITY- New Referee Clinic- 9am-5pm
    Location: West River Electric Building 

--> Sunday- March 31st- SPEARFISH- New Referee Clinic 12pm- 6pm
    Location: Spearfish Rec and Aquatic Center 

--> Saturday April 13th- ABERDEEN- New Referee Clinic 9am-5pm 
    Location: National Guard Armory 
                    115 S Roosevelt St
                    Aberdeen, SD 57401

We utilize online registration.
New officials (recommended minimum age of 12), would need to complete the online learning modules (including open book/internet test) prior to attending the class, attend one day of classroom training and participate in field training(TBD). Previously registered Officials will need to use their current Game Officials identity. Officials should create a NEW IDENTITY ONLY if they do not already have a Game Officials IDENTITY.

Here is a link with instructions on setting up a New account and Registering for a course;
The link for online registrations is at the SD Soccer Refs Game Officials Registration, Learning and Course Management website (https://sdakrefs.gameofficials.net/public/default.cfm ).

Make sure you take note of the username and password you created in GameOfficials. It is imperative that you memorize this information as this will follow the referee through the Game Officials Assigning System. The reverse is also true - those officials already in the Game Officials Assigning System need to use their current user name and password to register for recertification courses or it creates HOURS of work for administration.

Officials may pre-pay for courses with credit card, or pay by check or cash at the referee clinic. Once registered for a course the official will need to utilize basic computer skills, “load session tracker” to work through the modules prior to attending the class.
Annual Registration Fee for New officials is $55
Any Questions, please contact Chad Landis at rapidcitysoccerrefs@gmail.com or Joe Masek atjoe_masek@hotmail.com

South Dakota's Young Female Referee of the Year for 2018 - Marguerite Reeve from Sturgis. 
Pictured along side Mike Watson (SYRA)

South Dakota's Young Male Referee of the Year for 2018- Ethan Schulz of Rapid City, SD. 
Pictured along Mike Watson (SYRA)

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