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MYSA Referee Academy

[Updated: 6/25/2015]

Minnesota Youth Soccer Association and the State Youth Referee Administrator continue to be committed to raising the quality of soccer participation and officiating in the state of Minnesota.

The academies are designed to give certified referees additional experience and instruction so that they may gain confidence in their refereeing ability. MYSA offers two different academies based on experience level.


This Academy is for CERTIFIED referees only. It is not a certification clinic but an academy designed to give certified referees additional experience.

This academy is open to certified youth referees ages 14 and up with a minimum of one full year of experience. Participants in this Academy will receive both theoretical instructions in a classroom setting and practical training refereeing at the Woodbury Summer Classic.

Academicians will also receive classroom materials and meals each day. Referees will be paid for the games they officiate.

Questions may be directed to Jon Cooksey, State Youth Referee Administrator, at