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Welcome to the Edina Soccer Club referee program. We are a growing program that provides opportunities for our referees to thrive! 

If you have ever wondered if refereeing is for you, now is the time to try it out at Edina Soccer. We have a great program that offers high-quality games for new and experienced officials. We offer a systematic approach to assigning games that ensures your experience matches your game assignments.

Edina Soccer Club partners with MAT Assigning’s team of assignors. Edina’s primary contact for anything referee-related is:

Bill Garner | | 612-963-1617

Bill is a former national referee, player and current Edina High School coach.

Whether you are a new or highly experienced referee, we will work with you to make sure you have opportunities that fit your ability. 

All certification can be completed online at There is no in-person clinic requirement for either new or returning referees. Certification is valid through December 31, 2021 and for those that were certified this past summer will automatically be certified through December 31, 2021.


What is needed to become a referee with Edina Soccer Club:

First Year Referees:

You must be at minimum 13 years of age or older to create an account on the MNSRC website and become a certified referee.

1. USSF Certification through MNSRC, including both online and in-person training; $80 fees.  

2. Create a GameOfficials account for use in game assignment, communication, and payment (direct to a bank account)  Connect to Edina Referees with group number (1590) and access code (edinareferee).

3. Background Check if over 18 years old (completed within MNSRC certification process, see step 1)

4. Purchase referee uniform kit (approx. $80)

Returning Referees:

  1. USSF ANNUAL Re-Certification through MNSRC, online training only; $80 fees. 
  2. Optional: Sign up for and attend an in-person clinic (not for 2020)
  3. Background Check if over 18 years old (completed within MNSRC re-certification process, see step 1)

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

MAT Assigning 2020 Welcome Document

This document includes:

  • How to get signed up in GameOfficials to receive assignments and get paid
  • Key dates
  • Payment procedures
  • And more important information!