State Cup Academy Added May 16 in Mankato
Updated Mar 29, 2015
The State Referee Committee has added a second academy on May 16, semifinal weekend of the State Cup, in Mankato. These will be U16-U18 matches. You must be at least 17 years old to work this academy.
We are also holding a Referee Academy in conjunction with the NSC Cup on Memorial Day Weekend in Blaine, May 23 and 24. This will be a two-tiered academy, with an entry level for 2nd and 3rd year officials and an advanced level for older officials who are considering pursuing upgrading to state referee. The opportunity to attend the Minnesota United match against the Jacksonville Armada and sit with mentors while watching the game will also be available.
If interested in applying to be a part of either of these opportunities, please use our online form.
Fitness Tests Posted for ST7, State Officials
Updated Mar 22, 2015
All fitness tests, to be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, have been scheduled for this spring. If you are a State-Track 7, state referee candidate, or state referee, you must pass a physical fitness test as part of your requirements for this spring. If you have this requirement, please check the dates on your Clinics page now and set aside time to make sure you get this completed. And hopefully you are already training... standards are higher!
*Please note, the FIFA Fitness Test PDF on this website is now updated to show the timing standards for the test.
PRO, USSF, FIFA Revisit Offside in New Pod
Updated Dec 9, 2014
PRO and US Soccer have been in discussions with FIFA for the past few months, and the clarification on Law 11 discussed in the December podcast has been slightly tweaked for the coming season. Please review these important but subtle updates, as always, available on YouTube and iTunes!
MNSRC Releases Respect Our Referees Website
Updated Oct 16, 2014
The Minnesota State Referee Committee is pleased to release a new website, Respect Our Referees at www.respectourrefs.com, designed to improve the working environment for soccer referees in Minnesota through the education and discussion of the issues they face with the general soccer community.
The SRC hopes that material on the ROR website will help players, coaches, and parents gain a better understanding of how referees do their job and the many challenges they face. The site is open to any visitor- no log-in required- to view all of its massive amount of content. Feedback is welcome and appreciated!