Training for New Referees

If you are 11 years of age or older, become a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified referee in 2019!

If you are a returning referee, please head to for directions on how to recertify.

NEW FOR 2019! Adults-Only Referee Clinic – Click Here for More Information

In order to referee, all new referees need to follow the USSF Grade 8 certification track and complete all Grade 8 training requirements detailed below.

New referees will need to attend a Grade 8 course and become USSF certified in order to referee in the 2019 season. This includes paying a registration fee.

The training course for new referees includes:
1) Self-paced 8 hours of online training  
2) 8 hours of classroom instruction and
3) Participation in our local pre-season on-field training

Students must finish all components and pass a short test to complete certification.
Referees must register with the USSF and pay their registration fees online BEFORE they can start online instruction and sign up for their classroom session.

2019 Classroom Session for USSF Grade 8 Certification

Sunday, June 23, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location To Be Announced Upon Registration
To register, contact Morgan MacLean at

Morgan will give directions on how to access the MNSRC websit. You will complete your online USSF registration and USSF clinic sign-up. Registrations and fees can not be accepted at clinics. Please register early because clinic space is limited. When maximum room capacity is reached, registrations must be closed. Specific clinic locations and final class details will be sent to new referees by email after online registration and clinic sign-ups are completed.

Please contact Morgan MacLean with any referee related questions.
(218) 624-1713 or email