Are you an experienced official looking to give back to the referee community? Are you a current assessor wanting to ensure you are current with the latest assessor approach and information? We are hosting a Grade 7 New Assessor Course & Assessor In-Service on February 16-17, 2018. This course is designed for all new and current assessors.

This clinic will be unique in the fact that it will be a clinic for new assessors but will also double as an In-Service Clinic for current Assessors.

To RSVP for this course please complete the survey here ( by February 9, 2018. Space is limited so RSVP soon.

There will be a $25 fee for any official not registering in Idaho. Payment information will be provided once you have registered. Approval from your State Director of Assessment or State Referee Administrator will need to be submitted prior to attendance.

Please contact Matt Huston ( with any questions.

The successful participant will be able to develop the following skills: participation in small group and large group settings, understanding the goal of the assessment program, note taking, building relationships with active listening, how to use video clips during the debriefing process, and evaluating the official’s suitability for upgrade to potentially work higher level matches.

Requirements for new Assessors:

  • Must have achieved Grade 7 referee at some point
  • Must attend all sessions of the assessor course
    • February 16, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • February 17, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Must pass the Grade 7 Assessor Test at the end of the course

2018 ODP Championships – Referees Needed

Application to Referee ODP Championships

  • 10 referees needed
  • Expenses paid (plus stipend)
  • Top referees selected to ODP Nationals
  • Apply by November 15

January 4th – 8th represents the first opportunity for referees to represent Idaho at a regional event in 2018.

The Region IV ODP Championships return to Phoenix, Arizona for 2018. Idaho is looking for 10 referees to represent the Idaho referee community. [click to continue…]

GoalKeeper Safety

Periodically we all need a reminder about the importance of GoalKeeper safety. Peter Stilling, Idaho’s State Director of Instruction, has penned an excellent article on this subject. You can download the article from .

Questions on this topic can be directed to Peter at .

State Cup Technical Area

Please download the PowerPoint presentation on the State Cup Technical Area.


When you see Pete, congratulate him in being receiving the R4 Referee Lifetime Achievement Award. Kourtney Flaherty of Southern Idaho Soccer League explains:

This last weekend, SISL and ISSA board members headed to San Diego for the annual Region IV meetings. While there, Boise-based Pete Valle, received the Referee Life Time Achievement Award for Region IV for 2013.This honor was given after great consideration from a pool of several excellent candidates who were also nominated.

Pete has served as a Referee, Assessor and as an Idaho State Referee Assignor. He has shown a true commitment, dedication, and service to the game that we all love so much.

Congratulations Pete from the SISL League, you are a most deserving recipient of this award.

Referee Game Reports

As a referee, your job doesn’t end when you blow the final whistle. Leagues require you to fill out a game report within 48 hours of the match (ask your assignor if you don’t know how to do this). If you have any misconduct and show any yellow or red cards- then you must also fill out a USSF match report.

If you only showed yellow cards, you have to fill out the Game Report. If you had a send off, then you must fill out the Game Report and the Supplemental Report. Showing a red card also means you only have 24 hours to get your reports in so the disciplinary committees can do their job in a timely manner.  You can find these reports on the Forms page.

Failure to get your reports done on time will probably result in you not getting paid for the match. Your Assistant Referees will still get their money, but you will be left out- because you didn’t finish your job.

When you fill out any report, you should consult the Cautionable_and_Sending_Off_Offenses document. Make sure your reason is listed. There are only 7 reasons you can show a caution and 7 reasons you can send some one off. Make sure you get it right.


The Idaho Soccer Referee Committee would like to welcome you to our website. Please take some time to click around the site. Your committee members will be posting information, updates, news items in this space so its important to check back often.

We are excited to improve our levels of communication and ask you to do the same. If you have any concerns about your soccer referee program, do not hesitate to contact any of us. If you have a non-specific comment, send it to the State Referee Administrator- Robbie Burnett.

You are an important part of our program. Please remember that we are here to serve you as you serve the Beautiful Game.