The Iowa Referee Academy


Greetings once again!

I want to extend an invitation to all Iowa soccer 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 from US Soccer and NISOA:

- TBA (US Soccer)

- TBA (US Soccer)


These distinguished speakers are coming here for YOU and no one else -- all to help you become a better referee. 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, February 27, 2016.


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, February 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Check-in / Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: West Des Moines Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266

Sponsors: Official Sports International (OSI), Soccer Superstore USA, and Referee Magazine / NASO

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

- Kari 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


- Cliff McCrath

- Ken Andres

FIFA Futsal Referee

- Jason Krnac

National Instructors & Referees

- Herb Silva

- Farad Mansourian

- 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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