The South Dakota State Referee Committee wants to send "good vibes" to Phil Baker.  Phil was selected to attend US YOUTH NATIONALS PRESIDENTS CUP as an Official. He will be working matches as an Assistant Referee (AR).  This event starts July 7th and runs through July 11th in Wichita, Kansas.  

You don't need luck Phil, you've got skill!!   #bebrave #605strong

US YOUTH NCS - Regionals -    St. Louis - June 2023

South Dakota Soccer Referees were excited to send this delegation to St. Louis to support the US YOUTH NCS REGIONALS that were held June 22-28. Great showing everyone - we are proud of you!!!

Back Row (left to right): Erica Hess (Team Mom), Nathan Fick, Justin Ludwig, Chris Limmer, Phil Baker        Front Row: Chad Landis, Ethan Hess, Andrew Wubben, Adam Maska, Blake Bendt, Matt Reede, Tyler Soyer

Click on the picture (and then press play) you will be directed to video recap of the delegation in action.

US YOUTH MIDWEST -   PRESIDENTS CUP - cincinnati - june 2023

South Dakota Soccer Referees were excited to send this delegation to Cincinnati to support the US YOUTH MIDWEST PRESIDENTS CUP that were held June 16-20.  You all did a phenomenal job - keep up the great work!!

Back Row (left to right):  Matt Reede, Joe Masek, Nathan Fick, Cody Block, Justin Ludwig            Front Row: Tyler Soyer, Richard Felix, Ben Merritt, Adam Maska, Lyndey Dean, Phil Baker

New State Referee Administrator

Please welcome and congratulate Andrew Wubben on his appointment to become the SRA (State Referee Administrator) for South Dakota.  Andrew's goals are to increase the referee numbers across the State of South Dakota  and reinforce the morale of the existing referee community.

You can find the rest of the State Referee Committee listed under "About Us"

Click for full announcment.

2022 - Young male referee of the year - porter walz 

Porter has represented South Dakota at the Regional level at both Presidents Cup and Midwest Regional Championships. We are so proud to have him representing South Dakota! A huge congratulations goes to Porter! Thank You-thank you for being such a valuable member of our Community Through Soccer!

2022 - Young female referee of the year - ava steffen 

Our 2022 Young Female Referee of the Year goes to Ava Steffen! Ava is a valued referee in our Community Through Soccer and we are so thankful for her commitment to the game! Congratulations Ava, this is so well deserved! 

2022 - adult referee of the year - tyler soyer 

Tyler has represented South Dakota regionally at events as a valued mentor for referees from all over the Midwest, on top of always being ready to take the pitch himself. You can find him everywhere from local tournaments to high school games all year working to create this Community Through Soccer! Congratulations Tyler, this is incredibly well deserved! Thank you for all that you do!

Oh the fun we have.............