New Referee Registration Closed; Recerts Open Thru June 21
Updated May 18, 2015
The MNSRC website is no longer accepting new referee regitsrations for 2015. If you are looking to become a referee fo rthe first time, please check back on July 1.
If you are a new candidate who has already paid your fees for 2015, you DO have access to the site and can finish your pre-classroom work. Please keep in mind we have only one more opportunity to attend a clinic for this year, on June 6 in St. Paul, and that clinic is filling quickly.
We have offered almost 3000 seats throughout the state since last December 1 for new referees for 2015 certification. We will once again offer a few options for 2016 certification in late July and August, but these clinics will be too late to allow their students to work games this summer.
If you are a returning Grade 8 or Grade 7 referee, online recertification will remain open for you to complete your work until midnight, June 21.
WCCO Profiles Shortage of High School Officials
Updated May 22, 2015
WCCO ran a great story on May 22 discussing the shortage of officials for high school sports, mentioning soccer specifically as a problem area. Worth two minutes of your time...
SRA Paula Hildman to Receive Achievement Award from USASA
Updated Apr 14, 2015
The Minnesota State Referee Administrator, Paula Hildman, has been selected by the United States Adult Soccer Association to receive the 2015 USASA Achievement Award! Paula will receive the award at the 2015 Midyear meeting in Newport, California this October. Needless to say, we're all very proud of what Paula has accomplished for Minnesota soccer, for referees, and women in officiating in particular!
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!