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COVID-19 Update (Mar 26 7 PM)
Updated Mar 26, 2020

All clinics through April 10 have been cancelled. Please be forewarned that all April clinics are subject to site availability and MDH guidelines.

We have requested all April clinic hosts please notify us immediately if their facility becomes unavailable so we can withdraw that clinic from the schedule.

Per recommendations from the CDC, all entry clinics will now be limited to only 20 enrollments with no walk-ups once capacity is reached. The SRC will be adding clinics to our schedule for May and June once the public health situation in the state has become more amenable to group gatherings.

Regarding questions about registration refunds, we have released this statement and refer to it at this time:

MNSRC COVID-19 Registration Refund Questions

Advanced Mentoring Spring Sessions Announced
Updated Mar 26, 2020

The SRC has set up three Advanced Mentoring sessions on weeknight evenings this spring to be held at MYSA in Bloomington. Dates are February 20, March 3, and April 16. All sessions will run from 6:30 PM to 9 PM and are open to any returning official. Interested parties should register for the sessions on the Clinics page.

Details on Upgrading from Grassroots to Regional
Updated Jan 22, 2020

The SRC has received numerous contacts from Grassroots referees who are interested in upgrading to Regional referee. Please understand this is a VERY challenging process that requires a significant commitment and effort. We have created a separate page that outlines the process, including deadline dates for completing tasks. Please refer to that page before contacting us with any questions.

MNSRC Releases Laws of the Game Changes Video Series
Updated Jan 21, 2020

The Minnesota State Referee Committee is pleased to release a three-part YouTube series on the 2019-20 Changes to the Laws of the Game. These videos summarize IFAB's changes to the Laws of the Game, released on June 1, 2019.

Part 1: General Changes to the Laws of the Game
Part 2: Management of Misconduct by Team Officials
Part 3: Updates to the Handling Clause in Law 12

Please note these changes are NOW IN EFFECT for ALL USSF-affiliated competitions in Minnesota!

These presentations are available to all parties and do not require referee registration to access. However, watching these presentations on YouTube will not count for credit towards US Soccer Referee certification. Returning officials will need to watch the presentations after paying their 2020 registration fees on our Online Materials page in order to obtain needed credit towards certification.

Lightning Topic 1.11: Kicks from the Mark
Updated Jul 10, 2019

The final Lightning topic from Series 1 considers the rules for Kicks from the Mark, the tiebreaker used when a match must have a winner. We will be returing in late fall with Series 2.

If you are interested in reviewing previous Lightning Topics, be sure to check out our YouTube channel where every video we publish is archived!

Connecting with Assignors
Updated Nov 16, 2019

If you are looking to connect with an assignor to get games, remember there is a full presentation on how to use our site to do so. This presentation was required for both new and returning officials. For out-of-state officials, the link to the presentation is available here:

Connecting with Assignors

MYSA Affinity/TCSL Instructions (updated Aug 25 2019)
Updated Nov 16, 2019

The SRC has a short presentation on the use of MYSA's Affinity system and TCSL's GotSoccer system for game reporting. If you need to refresh yourself on how to sign in and report game results with either, you can do so with our presentation.

Instructions for Game Reporting for MYSA and TCSL

MYSA Portal Link to Report Match Results and Misconduct

For full instructions on reporting TCSL matches, review their manual:

TCSL Referee Manual (updated Aug 25 2019)

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