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Youth and Adult Referees of the Month

The SD SRC has a monthly recognition program for youth & adult referees. Recognition is based upon but not limited to prompt acceptance & completion of referee assignments, excellence & due diligence in performance of duties, and willingness to accept suggestions for improvement from peers & Assessors.

The July 2014 Recognition Recipients are:
Austin Eller (Brookings)
McKenna Mette (Brookings) 
Megan Glenn (Sioux Falls)
Bill Gripentrog (Watertown)

Congratulations to our monthly recognition award winners!

Those recognized by the SD SRC will have a free draw for a single item from the SD SRC grab bag of goodies, including flipping coins, whistles, SD HS patches, Velcro patch attachments, socks, etc. 

Which SD SRC member, Assessor, Instructor or Assignor will be watching your game next month?

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 rapidcitysoccerrefs@gmail.com. The deadline for nominationsis October 1st.

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.

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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

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
Augustana vs University of Sioux Falls – Women’s Game at Augustana Field. Watch the game with fellow assessors and be part of a post-game debrief.

Saturday Nov 1 – 9am to 5pm.  Advanced Referee Training 
This is part of the SDSSA AGM held at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls.

Sunday Nov 2 - 9am .  Assessor Training open to ALL referees 
Training is at the Best Western Ramkota in Sioux Falls.  Following at 1pm, watch University of Sioux Falls vs Wayne State (USF Field), followed by Assessment and 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.

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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