The Directors Cup tournament is sponsored by the Idaho Youth Soccer Association (IYSA). The tournament is held annually the weekend before Memorial Day in May in Boise at the Simplot Sports Complex (except for 2020). The tournament is open to teams that are not competing in State Cup. The U18 State Cup games are held in conjunction with Director’s Cup due to high school graduations. Typically, the U18 State Cup games are played at the Simplot Sports Complex. Referees who wish to work the U18 State Cup games must register for Director’s Cup.
Directors Cup has traditionally been a tournament where referees are trained and have the opportunity to stretch themselves in a lower stress environment. The Idaho Youth Soccer Association has designated the Directors Cup as a No Tolerance tournament. That means that absolutely no referee abuse of any kind will be tolerated from coaches, team officials or parents. Individuals who feel compelled to yell at referees will be asked to leave the game. Referees who may not have done competitive club matches in the past are particularly welcome at this tournament. The tournament is a good introduction to the more competitive youth game. All referees should find the experience worth while.
Current USSF certified referees from outside of Idaho are also very welcome at the Directors. The only requirement other than current USSF registration and completing the tournament referee registration form is that you have your state SRA or SYRA confirm your good standing and that you have passed a criminal background check within the last two years. If you have any questions about this requirement, please ask.
All referees should also note the requirement for an ArbiterPay account. Directors Cup referees are paid exclusively through ArbiterPay. Instructions for setting up an ArbiterPay account can be found in the support section of Arbiter Sports.
If you have any questions about working as a referee at the Directors Cup tournament, please send an email to the assignor, Albert Padley at email@example.com.
Directors Cup Referee Registration Form