Joining the SOA


If you are currently a certified official through the IGHSAU and/or IHSAA, we encourage you to join the Siouxland Officials Association.  The SOA seeks members who appreciate the sport, desire to continually learn officiating mechanics, and help make the game enjoyable for all ages. 

What to Expect

  1. Meetings are held twice a year. Normally in spring and fall.
  2. Dues are $30, with membership renewing on August 1 but may join at ANY time.


If you are interested in joining the SOA, please contact an officer or email: and include the sports officiated, cell phone number, and email address. Checks ($30) should be made out to: SOA and send dues to: Siouxland Officials Association, 1898 Willow Run Blvd., Le Mars, IA 51031.

If You Are a New Official


Iowa Girls Athletic Union

To register with the IGHASU and have access to Arbiter, please visit

On IGHSAU Central Hub page, click on the "Registration" tab towards the top of the page.  This will list the current registrations available.  Check the applicable sports you are registering for, scroll down and click "register."  This will bring you to a "Welcome" page that gives information when registration opens, etc.  Scroll to the bottom and click NEXT.  This screen will ask you for your personal information...THIS IS WHERE (AND HOW) NEW OFFICIALS GET REGISTERED WITH THE IGHSAU AND HOW GET ACCESS TO ARBITER.

You will receive an email from Arbiter explaining how to use their site. 


Iowa High School (Boys) Union

To register with the IHSAA, visit

Along the top of the page, you will see "Officials" listed.  Click on "Officials" and it will take you to their online registration.