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Referees

Referee Youth Soccer in Edina

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 and a mentor program to help you develop your skills and confidence as an official!

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

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

First Year Referees:

  1. USSF Certification through MNSRC, including both online and in-person training; $60 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. Online Concussion Training; email certificate dated August 2017 or later to ESC Administrator. All concussion certificates will be valid through July 2020.
  4. Submit a signed W-9 Form  to ESC Administrator. This only needs to be submitted one time.
  5. Background Check if over 18 years old (completed within MNSRC certification process, see step 1)
  6. Purchase referee uniform kit (approx.. $80)

Returning Referees:

  1. USSF ANNUAL Re-Certification through MNSRC , online training only; $60 fees. 
  2. Online Concussion Training; email certificate dated August 2017 or later to ESC Administrator. All concussion certificates will be valid through July 2020. Submit only once within the August 2017-July 2020 time frame.
  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!

Edina Referee Assignor
Daneen Goncalves
612-203-2575
edinareferees@gmail.com

Edina Mentor Coordinator
Brian Koehler
651-343-9526
soccer@koehlerelectronics.com

Referee Training Opportunities!

Day

Date

Time

Location

What

Who Should Attend

RSVP?

Sunday

January 20th

6-8pm

South View City Gym, enter Door 1

New Ref Info Meeting

Anyone interested in becoming a referee in 2019 - practical how-to's

Just show up! Wear gym clothes!

Sunday

February 17th

6-8pm

South View City Gym, enter Door 1

New Ref Info Meeting

Anyone interested in becoming a referee in 2019 - practical how-to's

Just show up! Wear gym clothes!

Tuesday

March 5th

6-8pm

Edina Community Center, room 351

Referee Mentor Training -

Current referees interested in mentoring new referees

email keatoneverett@gmail.com

Tuesday

March 14th

6-7pm

Edina Community Center, room 350

Referee General Info Meeting

Anyone interested in becoming a referee in 2019 - classroom style

Just show up!

Saturday

March 30th

9-11am

South View City Gym, enter Door 1

New Ref Info Meeting

Anyone interested in becoming a referee in 2019 - practical how-to's

Just show up! Wear gym clothes!

Monday

April 8th

6-8pm

Edina Community Center, room 351

Referee Mentor Training -

Current referees interested in mentoring new referees

email keatoneverett@gmail.com

Tuesday

April 16th

6-8pm

Edina Community Center, room 350

All Referee Pre-Season Meeting

REQUIRED for Level 3 and lower referees. Also new and anyone interested in being a referee

Just show up!

Saturday

April 20th

7am-5pm

Edina Community Center, room 350

2019 first year referees

New Referee Certification (MNSRC)

Must Register through MNSRC Site

 

Game Officials Season Update

To ensure that you can see the current season's ESC and ESA games (needs to be done each season) in GameOfficials:

1) On the left sidebar, select "Self-Assign"
2) At the top of the page, click the "+" sign next to "Game Filters" (in blue)
3) In Green, review the "Date Range"

        -If the listed date range includes the full current season dates, you're set

        -If the listed date range does NOT include the full current season dates, click the "Custom Dates" checkbox, and edit the Start and End dates to match the current season. Then, click "Reload" to see available games.