New Referee Account Creation is Closed Until July 1
Updated Apr 29, 2016
New account creation for USSF certification is now closed until July 1, 2016. No new accounts may be created on our system until July 1.
Existing accounts may still pay certification fees and pursue training for the summer 2016 season through our final entry class on June 11, but please be advised that seating is extremely limited after that date and we make no guarantee that any paid registration needing to complete a classroom will be able to obtain a seat in time to certify for the summer season. 2016 new referee registrations may be rolled over to the summer 2017 classroom season (runs July through September).
April USSF LOTG Series Considers Reckless Fouls
Updated Apr 29, 2016
In this month's edition of US Soccer's YouTube series on the Laws of the Game, the focus is on careless vs. reckless fouls.
SRC Announces 2016 Academy Opportunities
Updated Mar 19, 2016
The Minnesota State Referee Committee will once again host a pair of Academy opportunities, on May 21 at the Minnesota State Cup (semifinal weekend) in Mankato and at the NSC Cup May 28-29 in Blaine. These academies are designed to help promising, experienced officials get their first taste of advanced mentoring in tournament formats. If you have at least two years of experience heading into 2016 and are interested in participating, please fill out an application here.
Please be advised that if you are interested, you must be available for the entire academy day or days!
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.
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.