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Site Closed Until July 1
Updated Jun 20, 2016

The MNSRC website is now closed for end-of-fiscal year cleanup. Registration for 2016 is closed and no further registrations will be accepted. On July 1 the site will re-open for new referees only, allowing for account creation and payment of fees towards 2017 new referee training.

If you are a new referee who did not complete training before site closure, you will be able to pick up where you left off on July 1.

Please be advised that any refund requests on fiscal year 2016 registrations (paid between April 1 and June 30) must be made by email to the SRA by 6 PM CDT on June 30. The maximum refund available is $10, per the Terms and Conditions.

PCA Hosts Ref Recruitment Forum August 2
Updated Jun 14, 2016

The Positive Coaching Alliance will be hosting a forum on referee recruitment and retention on August 2 at the Woodbury High School Auditorium from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Featured speakers include Matt Tiano, a Minnesota soccer referee and assignor, as well as Eric Curry (basketball), Brad Scibak (lacrosse), and Ed Zepeda (hockey). Please check out the listed PDF for full details.

PCA Forum: So You Want to be a Referee?

USSF's LOTG Series Examines Advantage
Updated May 31, 2016

US Soccer zones in on how to apply Advantage in this month's Laws of the Game Series.

MNSRC Releases 2017 Advanced Grade Requirements
Updated Mar 14, 2016

In early March the USSF National Referee Committee announced its grade requirements for the 2017 season. The Minnesota State Referee Committee has taken these recommendations and adapated them for the 2017 certification program (this is the program that will start in July 2016, NOT the current program!). We are posting these requirements now to allow for officials to plan for 2017 accordingly in terms of fitness testing and both time and financial commitment.

Please note, these requirements only apply to ADVANCED grade levels... State-Track 7, Grade 6, National-Track 6, Grade 5, and Emeritus. Standards for Grade 8 and Grade 7 referees will not change from 2016 to 2017.

2017 Advanced Grade Requirements

SRC Releases Presentation on Heading Rules
Updated Mar 17, 2016

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association has agreed on implementation of USSF's Concussion Initative and Heading rules for the 2016 season. In collaboration with MYSA, MNSRC has released an 11-minute presentation on how USSF's rules are to be applied in U11 and younger matches for the coming season.

UPDATE: We were notified on March 9, 2016 that the no-heading rules will apply to U11 and younger matches in Minnesota. The online presentation has been updated to reflect this.

All referees are expected to watch this presentation and apply the rules to U9, U10, and U11 MYSA matches in 2016. Because the 2016 Required Courses were already established in fall, this presentation does not fall under those courses for 2016. If you have not yet completed your 2016 requirements, you can access the crediting version of the presentation on the Online Materials page and receive 0.25 online credit hours for viewing the presentation.

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