US Soccer's New YouTube Series on the Laws Worth a Look
Updated Jan 29, 2016
US Soccer has started a new short basic series on the Laws of the Game, with its first short video looking at serious foul play.
Iowa Referee Academy Registration Open (updated)
Updated Jan 15, 2016
The Iowa State Referee Committee announces the 15th annual Iowa Referee Academy to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Des Moines Valley High School.
The speakers for this year's academy will include Kari Seitz, Kermit Quisenberry, and Don Wilbur. Seitz officiated in four Women's World Cups and three Olympic games. This is a tremendous opportunity to hear one of the most decorated soccer referees in American history share her knowledge.
In order to attend you must register on the IRA registration page. If you want credit for attendance towards your Minnesota continuing education hours, you will need to also contact the State Director of Instruction.
Assignor Training Now Active
Updated Dec 31, 2015
The SRC has relased the 2016 Assignor Certification program here on the website. Any assignor assigning matches in 2016 must complete this training prior to making any assignments. The entire process is automated and online. If you have questions, please contact the State Director of Assigning, Jim Engelking.
Mentoring Sessions in St. Paul Set
Updated Dec 23, 2015
The SRC has set six mentoring sessions at the Kelly Inn in St. Paul, 7 PM to 9 PM on weeknights in the winter and spring. These sessions will include talks from currrent and former national referees, and are open to all officials looking to certify. For returning officials, each two hour session will count as two CE hours towards your yearly requirements. These are optional sessions but highly encouraged for those looking to improve on the field. The "Preview Clinics" button on the right will allow you to view the dates.
MYSA Background Check Now Payable Online
Updated Dec 12, 2015
On December 12, 2015 MYSA announced a shift in its background check submission procedure for adult referees. The new procedure allows referees to not only submit the check online but pay for it as well. The process is automated, so after opayment they are automatically added to the checked list. Cost is now $12.
For more information, follow the instructions on the MYSA Background Check page.