MNSRC Introduces USSF Futsal Certification
Updated Aug 21, 2015
The Minneapolis-based Minnesota Futsal League affiliated with US Soccer this year, meaning for the first time, Minnesota has an affiliated futsal league that will require USSF-certified futsal officials.
The SRC has opted to require that all futsal referees also be certified for outdoor soccer. This allows us to keep the futsal training online excluisvely and limit it to covering the differences between the outdoor game and futsal.
While outdoor registration is currently closed, if you certified as a referee in spring or summer, you have the option of certifying for futsal in the next 2 months using our online program and then working games this winter. We are limiting this to the first 60 applicants to ensure that those who pay their futsal registration fees get the opportunity to work games. Please click on the 2016 Registration button on the left side of the screen when logged in to access this process.
Referee Registration Now Closed Until Late October
Updated Aug 21, 2015
Referee registration for outdoor soccer has been closed for the season. We will re-open training in late October in preparation for the 2016 outdoor season... please check back then!
US Soccer Formally Permits Hats for Officials for Sun Protection
Updated Jul 21, 2015
US Soccer today released a statement formally approving the use of hats (with no logo) for sun protection, in line with health care recommendations. Hats may be used by referees or assistant referees. Please keep in mind this is for sun protection, not style.
FIFA Releases 2015-16 Laws of the Game
Updated Jun 29, 2015
FIFA has released the 2015-16 version of the Laws of the Game. The MNSRC has made it available for download from the Documents page on our website.
June Pod Released... Back to Basics!
Updated Jun 3, 2015
The June podcast goes back to basics on common but often missed simple rules that referees need to pay attention to. Plus, a duck. As always, the pod is available for download on YouTube and iTunes!