All Entry Clinics Now Posted for Spring
Updated Apr 20, 2015
We have posted all possible entry clinics for the 2015 new referee clinic season now on our clinics page. If you are a new referee who needs to attend a class to certify, we strongly recommend you complete your online work ASAP and sign up for one of these clinics before seats are gone.
We have offered almost 3000 seats throughout the state since last December 1 for new referees for 2015 certification. We will once again offer a few options for 2016 certification in late July and August, but these clinics will be too late to allow their students to work games this summer.
SRA Paula Hildman to Receive Achievement Award from USASA
Updated Apr 14, 2015
The Minnesota State Referee Administrator, Paula Hildman, has been selected by the United States Adult Soccer Association to receive the 2015 USASA Achievement Award! Paula will receive the award at the 2015 Midyear meeting in Newport, California this October. Needless to say, we're all very proud of what Paula has accomplished for Minnesota soccer, for referees, and women in officiating in particular!
State Cup Academy Added May 16 in Mankato
Updated Mar 29, 2015
The State Referee Committee has added a second academy on May 16, semifinal weekend of the State Cup, in Mankato. These will be U16-U18 matches. You must be at least 17 years old to work this academy.
We are also holding a Referee Academy in conjunction with the NSC Cup on Memorial Day Weekend in Blaine, May 23 and 24. This will be a two-tiered academy, with an entry level for 2nd and 3rd year officials and an advanced level for older officials who are considering pursuing upgrading to state referee. The opportunity to attend the Minnesota United match against the Jacksonville Armada and sit with mentors while watching the game will also be available.
If interested in applying to be a part of either of these opportunities, please use our online form.
Fitness Tests Posted for ST7, State Officials
Updated Mar 22, 2015
All fitness tests, to be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, have been scheduled for this spring. If you are a State-Track 7, state referee candidate, or state referee, you must pass a physical fitness test as part of your requirements for this spring. If you have this requirement, please check the dates on your Clinics page now and set aside time to make sure you get this completed. And hopefully you are already training... standards are higher!
*Please note, the FIFA Fitness Test PDF on this website is now updated to show the timing standards for the test.
PRO, USSF, FIFA Revisit Offside in New Pod
Updated Dec 9, 2014
PRO and US Soccer have been in discussions with FIFA for the past few months, and the clarification on Law 11 discussed in the December podcast has been slightly tweaked for the coming season. Please review these important but subtle updates, as always, available on YouTube and iTunes!