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2019 TVRA


Support the Academy by attending the Academy!


The annual Terry Vaughn Referee Academy will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Des Moines Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266. Register today! You must register if you want to attend so that we can accurately plan for lunch at NO CO$T to you.

Order your 2019 TVRA T-Shirt today
IMPORTANT: The T-Shirt order will be placed with Official Sports International (OSI) on Friday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m.

This year's Academy T-Shirt is the Official Sports Royal Blue Heathered Training T-Shirt, item number 2000CL in the OSI Catalog – a popular item at the Development Academy in 2018. The T-Shirt is screened with "2019 Terry Vaughn Referee Academy" and the Iowa Referee Committee's logo decal on the front as pictured. "Team Vaughn" is silk-screened across the back. Cost is $20. Sizes available range from Small through 5XL.

You can order and pay for your T-Shirt at the same time you register.

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Keynote Speakers identified
The Iowa Referee Committee is excited to announce that this year's keynote speakers are Mark Geiger and Corey Rockwell who were appointed to work the 2018 FIFA World Cup this past Summer in Russia!

If you happened to tune in to FS1 to watch the Group F match played June 27 in Kazan Arena where South Korea upset Germany 2 – nil, you may have noticed that Mark Geiger and Corey Rockwell were assigned to the match. A great clip of them working together to get an Offside call correct during stoppage time near the end of the match can be seen on YouTube at South Korea vs. Germany.

Additional guest speakers will be announced here soon! This TVRA promises to be big – VERY BIG!

The Sanneh Foundation

As was done last year, Lee Tesdell will be at the Academy collecting previous style referee uniforms for donation to the Tony Sanneh Foundation headquartered in St. Paul, MN. Drop off your former jerseys, shorts, and socks during check-in. You can read about the foundation's mission and its programs by clicking on their logo below.


refs-OSI-Logo Manny Ortiz from Official Sports International (OSI), exclusive referee uniform supplier to US Soccer, will be on-site with merchandise selling on-field and off-field referee apparel and accessories. OSI will offer free embroidery and free shipping for all purchases made at the Academy.



The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), publishers of Referee Magazine, will be on-hand. NASO will offer $20 off a NASO membership ($96 vs. $116) which includes a 1-year monthly subscription to Referee and access to the Referee Digital Edition. NASO member benefits and services include Liability Insurance that covers you at any level you work, discounts on hotels, training materials, rental cars, and more.
refs-AdvoCare Sherry Smiley from AdvoCare, a sponsor of Major League Soccer, will be there offering a free Rehydrate gel pouch with any purchase and a free box of Spark or Rehydrate with a $100 online order. AdvoCare will also have product giveaways throughout the day.
refs-IA-Games Iowa Games representative Megan Dewhurst will be available to share information and answer questions regarding the 2019 Summer Iowa Games. You can also register to win a $100 Scheel’s Gift Card at her table during check-in. The winner will be announced at the end of the day.

Plan to arrive early to get checked-in

A map of the West Des Moines Valley High School Campus is shown below. Enter the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Auditorium at the white arrow. Parking will be in the lot nearest to the PAC. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Plan to arrive early to check-in, meet friends, visit the sponsors' areas and shop. Driving directions to WDM Valley High School can be obtained by clicking on the map.

(Click on the map for directions.)
NOTE: Dress is casual. Bring your checkbook or a credit card so you can take advantage of the sponsors' offers. And, be sure to bring paper and pen/pencil to take notes.
refs-Pointing-Finger Check back here often for updates on our speakers, their topics, sponsors' promotions, the schedule for the day, ...

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