The Cedar Valley Soccer Officials Association is the organization for soccer referees in the Cedar Valley.

The CVSOA was founded in 1994 by then CVYSA Referee Director Phil Watson to provide an organized, certified group of referees for the club games.


All those who referee soccer games in the Cedar Valley are members of the association which is funded by the Cedar Valley Soccer Club and run by volunteers.


Association meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm at Trinity Bible Church, The Tree House Meeting Room, 125 Orchard Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.  All are encouraged to attend.


The CVSOA is a member of the Iowa Referee Committee and shares its goal of “One Game, One Referee”.  We have referees working at all levels of soccer in the Cedar Valley, from 8U recreational, through youth competitive to high school and collegiate matches.  Our top referees travel outside our immediate area to work professional level games and state and regional tournaments.


Our referees are certified by the United States Soccer Federation, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association depending on the organization of the games that they work.


Information on soccer refereeing in Iowa can be found at Navigation | Iowa Soccer.


USSF Entry Level Certification Clinics are typically held twice a year in Cedar Falls, before each of the spring and fall playing seasons.



President: Bryan Foster                                    

Vice-President: Senad Mrzljak                         

Secretary: Brian Watkins                                  

Treasurer: Dan Stuber                                      

Youth & Mentoring Director: Kelly Dunbar     

Past President: Millie Phillips                           

Representative to the IRC: Phil Watson           

Representative to the CVSC: Tyler Strickler     


Please contact us if you should have any questions about soccer refereeing!

Contact Us

Contact Info


Mailing Address:
PO Box 391
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Office Address:
303 Jefferson St
Waterloo, IA 50701

Soccer Complex:
3238 DeWitt Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701

Additional Links