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Information for Referees

  • Are you interested in becoming a referee?
  • Are you a referee looking for information? 

All referee preferences, schedules, and information for our club is maintained on the official FSC referee website:

www.refsadvantage.com

 

Looking to Become a Referee for the First Time?
The information below is from the Minnesota State Referee Committee:

www.minnesotasrc.com 

The Minnesota State Referee Committee provides training for all levels of soccer officiating and interest.

Here are the steps you need to complete to be able to take the field for the first time this spring or summer as a new referee. 

Step 1: Register with www.minnesotasrc.com
New referees must start the registration process by first creating an account on the state website. 

Included in the account creation process is the option to select a club representative - please designate Tom Nilles, the Fusion Soccer Club rep. By designating a club rep, you will allow that rep to be able to track your progress through the certification process. This will give you a local connection to the state program, and often times, the club rep can help you with questions about the certification process. 

Step 2: Pay Your State Administrative and US Soccer Registration Fees
For 2014: These fees are divided into a non-refundable $20 State Administrative fee and a $40 US Soccer Referee registration fee.

Step 3: Complete the Online Training
Once you have paid your registration fees, you will be able to access the "Online Material" page from your Referee menu on the MN SRC site. There are 20 video modules that take about 6-7 hours to complete. You will have to complete all of the online modules to finish the online training before you are allowed to sign up for a course.  

Step 4: Sign Up For and Attend Your Clinic
Finally, after completing all of the online modules, follow the "Clinic Sign-Up" in your "Referee" menu on the Minnesota SRC website. This will allow you to sign up for the clinic you want to attend.

* If you are under 14 years of age as of June 1, you will be eligible to stop at the Grade 9 Recreational Referee badge. This involves only attending the first 2 1/2 hours of the class. You would be certified to work recreational-level matches as a center referee up to U14, and may work as an AR on any match up to U14.

** If you are 14 years of age by June 1, you must take the entire 8 hour course and obtain the Grade 8 Referee badge. Grade 8 referees are certified to work any youth match. They may be assigned to higher-level matches depending on performance and progress.

At the end of the clinic, you will receive your referee badge. After you attend your clinic, the state will certify you and you will receive your registration card in the mail from US Soccer.