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 soccer referees.

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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Oct. 31-Nov. 1
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2016 U15-U18 State Cup
United States Youth Soccer
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Iowa Soccer Association

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To learn more about the tools and resources used throughout these pages, you can visit the following sites:

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Additional tools used in support of the US Soccer Instruction Program in Iowa include:
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PRO Play of the Week:

by PRO Director of Training and Education 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.
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"Summary of the 2017 Season"
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Terry Vaughn Referee Academy & Advanced Clinic:

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 annual Terry Vaughn Referee Academy and Advanced Clinic will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Des Moines Valley High School. This year's event will have something for everyone: AYSO, USSF, IHSAA / IGHSAU, and NISOA. Attendance satisfies your recertification requirements with US Soccer and IHSAA / IGHSAU.  [...] Continue reading »

Register now and order an Academy T-Shirt from OSI at Academy Registration.

Late Registration for Iowa Referees for 2018 with US Soccer is still available for those who failed to register during the normal 3-month window which ran from August 1 to November 1 but with a $25 late fee. You can pay your annual fees plus late fees either by mail with a check or online via 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: Summary of the 2017 Season
Terry Vaughn Referee Academy & Advanced Clinic: Register NOW for the March 3rd event!
US Soccer Registration: Late Registration for 2018 is still OPEN
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last updated 10-Feb.-'18

There were 33 PRO Play of the Week discussions during the 2017 Soccer Season. Topics included: Advantage, Ball in-and-out of Play, Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity (DOGSO), Fair Play, Handball, new Laws Changes, Offside, Persistent Infringement (PI), Positioning, Serious Foul Play (SFP), Simulation, et al. [...Continue reading »

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

Referee.com & Referee Magazine – Your Source For EVERYTHING Officiating

Referee.com is your source for soccer referee publications, caseplays, analysis, techniques, mechanics, and more. Enjoy the selection of articles below and be sure to visit Referee.com.

Referee Magazine supports SDI-IA.com and the Iowa Referee Committee (IRC) in the development and support of soccer officials.