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2022-2023 Registration Now Open for Referees and Futsal Officials

Updated July 24, 2022

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

New officials may register in preparation for attending one of the two August clinics or other 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.

On-Field Training Opportunity for New and Inexperienced Officials Aug 31 in Plymouth

Updated August 11, 2022

There will be an on-field training opportunity for new and inexperienced officials hosted in Plymouth on August 31, 2022. This will be a good chance to work on officiating techniques and mechanics in a low-pressure environment. Follow the link below to sign up:

August 31 Plymouth On-Field Training Sign-up

US Soccer to Host Webinar on Challenges for Grassroots Referees September 13

Updated August 12, 2022

US Soccer will be hosting an educatonal webinar on September 13 for Grassroots referees. The topic will be Challenges. There is a cap of 500 allowed attendees. To sign up, use the link below. Additional webinars will be offered in October for Regional/National referees and in November for mentors and Ref Coaches.

US Soccer September 13 Grassroots Referee Webinar Regitsration

US Soccer October 18 Regional/National Referee Webinar Registration: link TBA

US Soccer November 15 Mentor/Ref Coach Webinar Registration: link TBA

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 July 31-August 6

Updated August 7, 2022

The SRC received no reports during the week of July 31-August 6.

Weekly 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)