Stocking Stuffer! December Dark Side Podcast Released!
Updated Dec 22, 2014
For a special holiday treat, we are pleased to release the December 2014 Dark Side Podcast discussing the concept of persistent infringement and the use of fouling as a tactic. The Dark Side looks at advanced referee concepts, so this one takes some pretty serious concentration to apply during games. Nonetheless, we take a long hard look at how Brazil plays what it considers "The Beautiful Game" from the referee's perspective.
The Podcast is Back... Happy Holidays!
Updated Dec 9, 2014
The podcast has been out during the massive fall project of updating courses for the website, but it's back and more important than ever with an extensive look at a crucial update to the interpretation of offside. This is probably the most important podcast we've ever released, and it features commentary from PRO Referee Fotis Bazakos and FIFA Inspector Steve Olson... don't miss it!
Iowa Referee Academy Date Announced
Updated Oct 28, 2014
The 14th annual Iowa Referee Academy will be held in Des Moines on February 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM. This is a tremendous opportunity for Minnesota officials to take advantage of, and the academy always has top tier officials (rumored for this year is one of the American officials who worked the World Cup). Strongly recommended for any returning referee and certainly any returning referee with high aspirations to move up the grade ladder!
MNSRC Releases Respect Our Referees Website
Updated Oct 16, 2014
The Minnesota State Referee Committee is pleased to release a new website, Respect Our Referees at www.respectourrefs.com, designed to improve the working environment for soccer referees in Minnesota through the education and discussion of the issues they face with the general soccer community.
The SRC hopes that material on the ROR website will help players, coaches, and parents gain a better understanding of how referees do their job and the many challenges they face. The site is open to any visitor- no log-in required- to view all of its massive amount of content. Feedback is welcome and appreciated!