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Iowa Referee Academy #13 Concludes...
If you were able to be at the Iowa Referee Academy this year, then you know how well it went -- in spite of the weather! Those in attendance made new referee friends, referees networked with Assessors, Assignors and Instructors, and those from MN, MO, NE, SD, & WI were impressed with what IA has been able to do now for the past 13 years.
This Academy may have been the best Academy ever! If you were there, then you know. If you were not, then there is always next year -- Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Few states have such an event. When they do, they get 100 or so attendees -- IA gets 400 in bad weather. As a result, US Soccer sends us 2 National Instructors, not 1. Also, NISOA recognizes the success of our Academy and has participated the past 2 years.
You happen to referee in a state that has been recognized as producing quality referees due in no small part to programs like the Academy. Take pride in that and strive to attend next year to be a part of it.
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When requesting an assessment, be sure to allow 14 days from scheduled match. For upgrades, please note the following:
(A) Be sure to have satisfied Time in Grade and have an acceptable number of rateable matches completed at the required level.
(B) Be sure to have had at least 1 Maintenance or Developmental Assessment performed by an approved assessor during the previous 6 months.
(C) Be sure to have completed the required Written Test and Fitness Test during the approved time frame.
(D) Allow good prior notice to your Assignors so that they can assign you to an acceptable match for the grade.
State Director of Assessment (SDA)