Purpose

The purpose of this State Director of Instruction (SDI) site, SDI-IA.com, is to provide easy access to resources and references in the form of Publications, Videos, Training, and Tests for all Iowa Referees registered with US Soccer.

The intent is for this web space to be a 'one stop shop' where information links integrated from Box, YouTube, Brainshark, and EasyTestMaker can be found quickly and downloaded easily.

Check here also for News and Announcements, Seasonal subject matter, e-Mail Archives, answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and for data collected from Surveys and Polls.

Another excellent source of information is the US Soccer Resource Center. The Resource Center is designed to support the referee community by providing access to up-to-date information (publications, forms, contacts, online courses, videos, ...) from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Referee Program.

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Date
 
August 1 to November 1
 
 
Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25 &
Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Event
 
2016 Registration
United States Soccer Federation
 
2016 U15-U18 State Cup
United States Youth Soccer
Location
 
Des Moines / Muscatine
Iowa Soccer Association

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PRO Play of the Week:

by PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer

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OSI is the exclusive referee uniform supplier to US Soccer.
New Referee? Checkout the Referee Starter Kits from OSI.
Ph.: 800-782-2614 — Fax: 574-269-7653

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"DOGSO and the Importance of Fitness"
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2017-18 IFAB Laws of the Game:

PRO is responsible for managing the referee program in professional soccer leagues in the US working with the USSF, MLS, NWSL, NASL, et. al.

The 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) took place in London, England on March 3, 2017. At that meeting, the 2017 Amendments to the Laws were approved. The 2017/18 Laws of the Game includes the philosophy and spirit of the Laws, background information for the current revision, a summary of changes, [...] Continue reading »

The IFAB again included its Practical Guidelines for Match Officials in this year's publication.

The 2018 US Soccer Registration Window is now OPEN for all Iowa Referees and will remain open until November 1. Register now to avoid late fees and to ensure that you receive your 2018 Badge before the start of the Spring season. You can pay your annual fees by mail with a check or online with a credit card [...] Continue reading »

If you need Recertification hours in order to be able to register for 2018, go to Recertification Training under Training above.

See below for News and Announcements regarding...
PRO Play of the Week: DOGSO and the Importance of Fitness
2017-18 IFAB Laws of the Game: Revisions to the IFAB LOTG for 2017
US Soccer Registration: Registration for 2018 is now OPEN
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PRO Play of the Week #28 again discusses DOGSO but this time with regard to the fitness levels needed by the Referee and Assistant Referees to be properly positioned to confirm whether or not a foul was committed. A key aspect of DOGSO is that a foul must have been committed first before the 4 DOGSO considerations are taken into account [...Continue reading »

Read all the 2017 MLS Season Play of the Week articles posted to date by PRO at Play of the Week.