MYSA Team Check-In Procedures for Summer 2017 Announced
Updated Mar 17, 2017
The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association has released its protocol for team administration during games for the coming 2017 season. MYSA switched last fall from its traditional MYSA Roster form to an online service (Affinity Sports). This week MYSA passed along its protocols to the SRC, and we are releasing the below presentation to guide officials on how to use the digital check-in procedures.
Please be advised that for all MYSA League play in 2017, the paper MYSA Roster form and laminated player passes no longer exist. All matches must be reported using the Affinty Sports system. Please refer to the presentation for detailed protocols and backups.
2017 NSC Cup Academy Registration Now Open
Updated Mar 1, 2017
The Minnesota State Referee Committee will once again be hosting a referee academy on Memorial Day weekend at the NSC Cup in Blaine. Interested parties should apply through the application form on the MNSRC website. Dates are May 27-28, and all games are paid through the National Sports Center. The application deadline is May 16, 2017. Please check out the application page for more information.
Updates on Handling Interpretation
Updated Feb 28, 2017
US Soccer provides video from the latest National Camp, featuring former World Cup referee Esse Baharmast discussing the current recommendations for interpretation of handling.
On-Field Training Opportunities for Inexperienced Officials
Updated Mar 17, 2017
MYSA will be hosting an on-field training session on April 29 at the Savage Sports Dome in Savage. Particpants may be brand new officials looking to get a chance to try out officiating in scrimmages before the season starts, or they could be officials with 1-3 years of experience under the belt that are looking to get some feedback on their technique or try out the whistle for the first time in a low-pressure environment. For returning officials, these sessions will count two hours towards your CE requirements for the spring.
If interested in participating, please register for one of the three afternoon sessions at the below link. Space is limited to 36 officials at each of the three sessions that afternoon.
2017 Registration Closure Dates...
Updated Feb 1, 2017
Registration is currently open for all referee candidates for the 2017 season, both new referees and returning officials who were USSF-certified in 2016.
New referee account creation will close on April 26, 2017 and will need to complete their classroom requirements by June 3, 2017.
Officials who certified in 2016 that have to re-certify for 2017 will be able to do so through June 18, 2017.
If you registered and were certified prior to June 30, 2016, your certification expired on December 31, 2016. When logged in, your dark blue sidebar will indicate your 2017 Approval status is "Incomplete" until you finish all certification steps, then switch to "Pending," at which point the SRA can approve you.
IMPORTANT: If you finished new referee training after June 30, 2016, you will note that you are "Approved" for 2017. You do not have any additional required steps at this time to complete 2017 certification, and are eligible to officiate affiliated games for the entire 2017 calendar year.
FIFA's 2016-17 Laws of the Game
Updated Nov 16, 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.