Site Has Re-Opened for New Referees
Updated Jul 1, 2016
The summer clinic season is now open for new referees. If you are interested in becoming a referee, please use the yellow New Referee button for information on the process. We will be holding five clinics in the Twin Cities area July through early September, to help referees certify for the fall MYSA season and allow adult referees to get extensive training in preparation for the fall high school season.
If you are a returning referee, the site is NOT open for registration. 2017 registration will open in November for returning officials.
USSF Covers Ceremonial Restart Technique
Updated Jul 1, 2016
This month's Laws of the Game Series covers the topic of ceremonial restart technique and how to execute it properly.
PCA Hosts Ref Recruitment Forum August 2
Updated Jun 14, 2016
The Positive Coaching Alliance will be hosting a forum on referee recruitment and retention on August 2 at the Woodbury High School Auditorium from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Featured speakers include Matt Tiano, a Minnesota soccer referee and assignor, as well as Eric Curry (basketball), Brad Scibak (lacrosse), and Ed Zepeda (hockey). Please check out the listed PDF for full details.
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.