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!
Nominations Open for Young Referee of Year
SDSSA and the SD Soccer Referee Committee are asking for your nominations for the 2014 Male and Female “YOUNG REFEREE OF THE YEAR”. This award is presented annually at the Annual General Meeting, this year to be held in Sioux Falls.
This individual must be 18 years of age or younger. Written nominations need to include: Who; Why, and also to include anything they do OUTSIDE the soccer community (example honors student, volunteers with 4-H, organized a food drive, etc..). This nomination can come from a parent, a coach, a Soccer board member, a fan, ANYONE!!!
Please email your nominee to Chad Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is October 1st.
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 (email@example.com) for additional information.
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Should you think something needs added/changed contact our State Youth Referee Administrator, Chad Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Training Opportunities
South Dakota Soccer Referee Committee is pleased to announce an opportunity for some Advanced Level Referee Training. Shane Smith, State Director of Assessment from Iowa and also a USSF Instructor from Iowa will be presenting material for us.
Friday Oct 31 – 4pm. Assessor Training
Saturday Nov 1 – 9am to 5pm. Advanced Referee Training
Sunday Nov 2 - 9am . Assessor Training open to ALL referees
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:
High School Matches - send reports to:
Adult Amateur Matches - send reports to:
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.