For the past week, Idaho has hosted the Region IV President’s Cup Tournament. Approximately 30 referees out of our family of 750 have participated. They do not get paid for the games and I wanted to thank everyone who has participated because of this fact. While there is no pay, there has been outstanding feedback and instruction.
I’d like to give a big shout out to Region IV Youth Soccer and Will Niccolls, Washington’s SYRA, who organized the referees and Leo Umana, of Cal-South, who assigned the tournament. There is zero chance this tournament would have been such a success without these gentlemen running the show. More locally, Riley Jones has done an outstanding job organizing Idaho’s participation.
Games continue with the finals tomorrow (June 16) at the Simplot Sports Complex. Idaho has been well represented with centers, ARs, and fourths through the semi-finals.
I’d also like to congratulate the following for selection at the Region IV Regional tournament in Hawaii. Dave Palmer – Head of Delegation, Alex Jones, Riley Jones, Branden Varney, Lexi Farmer, and Kristi Mak. I know you will all make us proud.
Participation in these tournaments is something everyone can strive for. Neither of these tournaments give an actual pay check for games, but participants have a great learning experience, and could be selected for the National Youth tournament in July. If you’d like to be considered for participation in Region IV events, please contact the State Youth Referee Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.