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Cory Abbas

Director of Referees

Referees check your schedule here

Are you 12 years old or older? Would you like to earn extra money?

  • Soccer West needs you!
  • Sign up for a Referee Training Course in the spring.
  • Sign up today to reserve your place for training and on the referee schedule!!
  • To sign up follow the link below to get your trianing by attending one of the courses below then also email the Director of Referees Cory Abbas (corydeanabbas@gmail.com)

Upcoming Certifications Classess

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA

Visit www.iowareferees.org to sign up.  Click on the calendar tab to find the classes.

Please contact Kate Rodriguez with any questions.


Greater Des Moines Referee Licensing

Referee classes and clinics are being scheduled around our area for July and August. For people wanting to become referees the web site is www.iowareferees.org under their calendar tab you will find Entry Level Classes scheduled in the state. Class fee is $50 and includes referee license for a full year beginning in the fall and ending the end of the next calendar year.

For current referees, and any club members, there are some "On Field Training" clinics set for (TBA). These are also listed in the Iowa Referee web site. Each one of these will have an instructor on site and does count for recertification hours for 2010 referees. Referees need to register for the clinics. There is no cost this year for the clinics. We will have sessions on new rules and points of emphasis, practice games at U-10 & 12 for newer referees to gain advice from experienced people, How to & why we do things, Question & Answer sessions and more. The clinics are also open to coaches, players, parents, etc. that want to know more or want a better understanding of the game and rules.
The clinics are open to any club to attend and I would encourage everyone to try and make one in your area. In an effort to gain referee consistency from club to club this is a good place to start.    
Mark Carlson
GDMJSL Commissioner