The Iowa Referee Academy

Location: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Ankeny Campus, FFA Center. (See North central portion of map below.)

Put the following address in your GPS:
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

This will get you right to the front door!

From Interstate 35 (I-35)
Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
Take the Oralabor Road Exit (the same Exit as the Airport) and go West.
If you are coming from the North, this is a Right turn.
If you are coming from the South, this is a Left turn.
After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
Turn left on DMACC Blvd.

From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines
Take the 2nd Avenue Exit North (Highway 415).
Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
Turn Right on Oralabor Road.
Turn Left at the first stoplight – DMACC Blvd.
At this point, you will be on Campus.

Greetings once again!

I want to invite all Iowa referees, youth, high school, adult, college and professional, to one of the greatest learning opportunities in the country. The Iowa Referee Academy is arguably the second best Academy opportunity in our nation, limited only by our seasonal weather.

Once again, we will have a strong cadre of Instructors:

Farhad Mansourian (US Soccer)
Greg Barkey (US Soccer)
Ken Andres (NISOA)

These distinguished speakers will be coming here for YOU and no one else. The only thing that will keep you from tapping into this vast storehouse of soccer refereeing knowledge is you. Take advantage of this opportunity and join us on Saturday, March 1st.

Steve Kopf

Iowa Referee Committee (IRC) Chairman

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The Iowa Referee Academy is the premier soccer training event in the state of Iowa, and one of the largest single-day referee training events in the United States.

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Check-in / Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Ankeny Campus, FFA Center

Pre-Registration: Please register in advance!
Cost: FREE! With prize giveaways / raffles and a free lunch!

Dress is casual. Bring pen/pencil & paper to take notes.

Past speakers at the Iowa Referee Academy have included:

FIFA World Cup Referees
- Brian Hall
- Keri Seitz
- Kevin Stott

USSF Director of Professional Referees
- Paul Tamberino

FIFA Referees
- Ricardo Salazar
- Terry Vaughn
- Ali Saheli
- Mark Geiger

FIFA Assistant Referees
- Greg Barkey
- Nate Clement
- George Gansner
- Kermit Quisenberry
- Tom Supple

FIFA Futsal Referee
- Jason Krnac

National Instructors & Referees
- Herb Silva
- Jerry Cova
- Faith Rossi
- Chuck Locke
- Peter Stilling
- Eric Boria

Continue to check regularly for Academy updates.
You do not want to miss this event!

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