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Mentoring & Assessment

 

Mentoring

 
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Watch this space for information to be provided on the Mentoring Program. The IRC will be focusing attention on this topic at the January 2019 Triennial Meeting. Considerations will include how to best utilize our upper level and emeritus referees, instructors / assessors, and members of the Advanced Referee Program. Contact Lou Agocs at misoa.soccer@gmail.com if you'd like to know more.

Assessment

 

You can request an Assessment by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Please read Iowa Referee Certification Requirements before requesting an Upgrade Assessment.

When requesting an assessment, be sure to allow 14 days from the scheduled match. For upgrades, please note the following:

  1. Be sure to have satisfied Time in Grade and have an acceptable number of rateable matches completed at the required level.
  2. Be sure to have had at least 1 Maintenance or Developmental Assessment performed by an approved assessor during the previous 6 months.
  3. Be sure to have completed the required Online Modules, Laws Test, and Fitness Test during the approved time frame.  
  4. Allow good prior notice to your Assignors so that they can assign you to  acceptable matches for the grade you are working towards.
 
Shane Smith
State Director of Assessment (SDA)

REMINDER: Certification Requirements for Grades 7 and 6

As announced at the March 2018 Terry Vaughn Referee Academy (TVRA), the Iowa Referee Certification Requirements for US Soccer Grade 7 and Grade 6 have changed.

Grade 7 Referee

If you are 18 years old, have been a Grade 8 Referee for 2 years, and want to upgrade to a Grade 7 Referee, you will need to complete the following steps:

(1) Complete the online Grade 7 Course at SDI-IA.com under Training,
(2) Pass (80%) the 50Q online Grade 7 test at SDI-IA.com under Tests,
(3) Pass the FIFA Fitness (Interval) Test at 45/45, and
(4) Pass 2 Assessments on 80+ minute matches — one as a Referee and one as an Assistant Referee.

In order to recertify annually as a Grade 7, you will need to pass the FIFA Fitness (Interval) Test at 45/45 and pass an Assessment on an 80+ minute match as Referee.

Grade 6 State Referee

If you have been a Grade 7 Referee for a year (minimum) and want to upgrade to a Grade 6 State Referee, you will need to do the following:

(1) Complete the online Grade 6 Course at SDI-IA.com under Training,
(2) Pass (80%) the 50Q online Grade 6 test at SDI-IA.com under Tests,
(3) Pass the FIFA Fitness (Interval) Test at 45/45, and
(4) Pass 3 Assessments as a Referee — two on Adult matches and one on a 17U match.
 

In order to recertify annually as a Grade 6, you will need to pass the FIFA Fitness (Interval) Test at 45/45 and pass 2 Assessments on 80+ minute matches as Referee — one on an Adult match and one on a 17U match.

If you have questions re: these requirements, e-Mail the State Referee Administrator (SRA), Dan Cataldi, at SRA-IA@iowareferees.org.

 

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