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Minnesota State
Referee Committee

Latest News

On-Field Training Opportunities

Updated March 16, 2022

TCSL will be hosting on-field training opportuities for 1st and 2nd year officials on the last three Saturdays in April at the Academy of Holy Angels domes:

April 15, 2023: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
April 22, 2023: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

April 29, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

To register for one of these sessions you have to sign up using the following online form:

Shakopee Soccer Association will be hosting an on-field training opportunity for new and inexperienced officials on Saturday, April 22 at Vaughn Field (200 10th Avenue E) in Shakopee from 9 AM to 2 PM. 80 spots are available for officials.


If interested in this session, please email Shaji Varghese at​

Please be advised these sessions DO NOT substitute for classroom certification courses. They are an opportunity to get on-field experience under the supervision of referee mentors in a low-intensity scrimmage environment.

No Referee Incident Reports for February 2023

Updated March 5, 2023

The SRC received no incident reports from the month of February 2023. Reports are currently being tracked monthly through March, at which point we will go back to weekly report releases.

Referee Incident Reports

US Soccer Offering Online Continuing Education on Offside

Updated February 11, 2023

US Soccer's Referee Department is offering Zoom sessions for education on offside over the next three months. The Grassroots options is on April 20 at 7 PM CST, while Regional and National Referees have a designated session on April 11 at 7 PM CST. Please follow the instruction on the linked PDF below to sign up. Space is limited at these sessions.

Spring 2023 US Soccer Referee Program Webinar Series

Please Refer to the FAQ Before Contacting Us

Updated December 29, 2022

A large number of the questions we receive through our Contact portal have answers posted in either our site's FAQ or on the US Soccer Learning Center FAQ. We strongly recommend using these resources to get more timely answers. If you do have questions on registration and licensure, please contact the SRC to ensure you get accurate information. We are getting a lot of reports of duplicate accounts being set up on the USSLC due to erroneous instructions to create new accounts there instead of linking to existing ones!

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

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)

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