Minnesota State
Referee Committee

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Assignor List Now Available

Updated September 6, 2022

A current list of referee assignors, with contact information, is now posted on our site for officials to connect to assignors and be assigned matches. This list is also available from "More" on the drop-down menu at the top of the pages on the site.

2022-2023 Registration Now Open for Referees, Futsal Officials, and Assignors

Updated September 6, 2022

The registration process for the 2022-2023 registration year is now open.

New officials may register in preparation for attending clinics to be held in winter 2022 or spring 2023. Full instructions may be viewed below or by clicking Become a Referee at the top of this page. The registration process for 2023 will remain open for new referee candidates into at least mid-May 2023.


Returning officials may now re-certify and extend their licensure through the entirety of 2023 (2022 licenses will expire on December 31, 2022). Instructions for doing so may be viewed below or by clicking Recertify for 2023 at the top of this page. The registration process for 2023 for returning officials will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

New and returning futsal officials may also complete their process effective immediately. Instructions are provided in the Recertify for 2023 information. The registration process for futsal will close at midnight on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Assignors can use either the video link or the PDF link below for instructions on how to get your 2022-2023 Assignor license. 2021-2022 Assignor licenses will expire on December 31, 2022.


Assignor Certification Instructions (video)

Assignor Certification Instructions (PDF)

IFAB Issues Clarification for Definition of "Deliberate Play" in Offside Decisions

Updated July 27, 2022

IFAB released a memorandum today clarifying the definition of "deliberate play" by a defender in the interpretation offside situations. These interpretations should be applied immediately. MNSRC will release a short video summarizing the memorandum in the next month and it will be posted to the Intermediate Educational Module page.

Full IFAB Memorandum

Video Examples

No Referee Incident Reports for October 24-30 Released; Monthly Reporting For Winter

Updated October 30, 2022

The SRC received no reports from the week of October 24-30. Reports will now be tracked monthly through March 2023, at which point we will go back to weekly report releases.

Referee Incident Reports

Become a Referee


Are you excited to join the ranks of US Soccer referees in Minnesota? Watch the video below or download our step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish this!

New Referee Instructions (PDF)


Recertify for 2023


Are you a returning official who certified in either 2020, 2021 or 2022? Watch the video and download the instructions below to find out how to maintain your certification for the coming year!

Recertifying Instructions (PDF)

(Returning Referee and all Futsal)