Non-Minnesota Residents Have Exceptions, Other Requirements
Updated Oct 21, 2012
If you are non-resident of Minnesota, you need to check on any special requirements for using the MNSRC website for your 2013 USSF registration! MNSRC works with neighboring states to provide training, but your payment structure and requirements may be different from referees who will register as Minnesota officials.
Please make sure you read the instructions for both non-Minnesota residents registering as Minnesota officials or the instructions for Minnesota residents (such as college students in school out of state) planning to complete certification requirements in another state program!!!
MNSRC Issues Comment on Death of Utah Referee Richard Portillo
Updated May 10, 2013
The Minnesota State Referee Committee wishes to offer its condolences to the family of Utah soccer referee Richard Portillo, who died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by a player in an unaffiliated boys U17 match. The senseless attack stunned the entire referee community, and is a sad reminder to all of us that any level of referee abuse can, on exceedingly rare occasions, result in horrible outcomes.
New Referee Registration Is Closed
Updated Apr 26, 2013
New referee registration for the 2013 spring clinic season is now closed. All remaining class seats are accounted for by individuals who have already paid their 2013 registration fees. If you are interested in becoming a new referee, please come back to our site in July, when we will re-open registration for entry level clinics prior to the the fall season!
2013 USSF Registration Requirements Released!
Updated Apr 8, 2013
The 2013 certification requirements for Minnesota have been set for all grade levels. Please take note of some of the significant changes for 2013:
- Re-certifying Grade 8 officials will be able to complete all of their hours online now, if they wish.
- Due to the ability to use online material to complete Grade 8 re-certification, the deadline for re-certification will be extended to June 30, 2013.
- Grade 8 officials who attend a classroom session will receive a '+' designation on the Approved List to indicate to assignors that those folks did extra work for 2013.
- Grade 7/6/5/Emeritus officials are still required to attend a classroom session, but will now have 15 three-hour sessions to choose from to complete this requirement.
- Upgrade requirements have been modified and allow for greater use of online material to obtain credits.
Requerimientos en Español Recertifcation para 2013
Updated Mar 29, 2013
Arbitros Que regresan ...
Si usted está buscando para recertificar (no certificar, por primera vez, una clase en español está en desarrollo para nuevos oficiales) y requieren de material en español para hacerlo, por favor consulte los requisitos aquí ...
MLS Returns in the April Podcast!
Updated Apr 4, 2013
Major League Soccer is back and is helpfully providing lots of great content for the MNSRC podcast. This month we feature three MLS clips that look at player management, offside, and AR involvement. We also take a look at a non-traditional restart in a youth match.
2013 MNSRC Referee Academy Dates Announced
Updated Apr 21, 2013
The Minnesota State Referee Committee is pleased to announce that we have opened the application process for one of our new developmental programs for the coming summer, the Referee Academy. These are three high-intensity programs held in conjunction with EPSC Prairie Cup and the MYSA Summer Tournament and are designed for both state candidates and referees who aspire to become state referees one day. For full details on the Academy program and the requirements to participate, please check out the application page.
Any questions about the Academies can be directed to John Hagenstein, Deputy SDA, at email@example.com.