FIFA's 2016-17 Laws of the Game
Updated Oct 15, 2016
In preparation for the 2017 season, the Minnesota State Referee Committee has officially posted the 2016-2017 Laws of the Game on this website. IFAB released the new Laws back in May, but we have waited to post them because these rules would not apply until the end of the 2016 calendar year (except for Developmental Academy play).
Referees should feel free to review the new Laws at their leisure. Proficiency in the changes will be required to pass your 2017 test.
Law books will not be distributed to all referees this year. If you want to purchase a hard copy of the Law Book, you can do so through US Soccer.
If still working MYSA Fall League matches, do NOT apply the 2016-17 Laws to those games. They are still being played under 2015-16 rules!
2017 Futsal Registration Now Open for Certified Officials
Updated Sep 4, 2016
The SRC has turned on registration for futsal for winter 2017. This registration is only available to currently certified outdoor soccer referees... if you are not certified as an outdoor referee, you may not obtain futsal licensure in Minnesota.
Cost of registration is a $45 USSF Futsal fee plus the annual $20 Minnesota State Admin fee. The State Admin fee will also be applied to your 2017 outdoor registration when that becomes available in November. We are only permitting a total of 60 futsal officials in Minnesota, due to the limited number of games.
Returning officials will need to review the Run of Play presentation and the signals presentation (about 20 minutes total) to complete certification. New officials will have to complete all four futsal videos (about 40 minutes total).
Please be advised that registration for outdoor soccer officiating will not open until November.
Account Creation, Registration is Closed Until November 1
Updated Sep 7, 2016
Account creation and registration is now closed. Registration for both new officials and returning officials for 2017 will re-open on November 1, 2016.
USSF LOTG Series Reviews AR Signals
Updated Sep 1, 2016
September's USSF series on the Laws of the Game reviews assistant referee signals...