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Click the "Digital Player Card" logo above to check teams in. You can search by the game number.

Game Reports

Referees report MYSA game scores through the MYSA Affinity Sports System. Following each game, please have the assigned game number, game rosters (home and away) which show player check-ins, any discipline and final score before you login to report the game and then access your Referee account, (create your account or login) by going to:

Affinity Sports MYSA Digital Pass Management Presentation

Background Check: Adult Referees

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association requires that all adult referees complete an annual background check. All referees who are at least 18 years old must meet the background check requirements before they can officiate in any MYSA matches.

As of October 2016, background checks are initiated through the Affinity Sports Registration platform, though they are still processed by the McDowell Agency. This process will allow returning participants to easily renew their background checks, and will allow new participants to complete a background check and create an account in the registration platform at the same time.

If you completed a background check between 8/1/2016 and 12/1/2016, you do not need to run a second background check. Please contact Affinity Sports helpline at 855-703-2578 to have your account setup without need to run an additional background check.

Click on the link below to begin your background check. Technical questions regarding the process or account information may be directed to the Affinity Sports helpline at 855-703-2578.

Any other questions may be directed to Ivan Woyno, MYSA Director of Member Services, at

For a copy of your background check report, contact The McDowell Agency.
The McDowell Agency, Inc.
1108 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul MN 55108


Per United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), non-United States residents wishing to officiate in the United States must do the following:

  1. Submit an application page (link included) for every tournament they are attending.
  2. Submit a copy of their passport.
  3. Submit a letter from their federation indicating that they have a valid Background Check and are approved to travel and officiate outside of their country.

The United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), needs to receive the above mentioned materials no less than two weeks in advance of the first intended officiating date. Information should be submitted to Rachel Lawrence at

Minnesota State Referee Committee

The Minnesota State Referee Committee (SRC) is responsible for certifying and re-certifying referees and referee assignors in Minnesota, and for the development of instructors and assessors in Minnesota. A portion of the registration fee paid by each referee is used by the Minnesota SRC to recruit, retain and develop referees, instructors and assessors.

The main communication vehicle used by the Minnesota SRC is its website: This website lists instructions on how referees and referee assignors can become certified (or re-certified) and provides many valuable resources for referees, referee assignors, referee instructors and referee assessors.

State Office: 2660 Matilda St, Roseville MN 55113

State Referee Administrator (SRA) Paula Hildman
State Director of Instruction (SDI) Doug Marshak
State Assignor Coordinator (SAC) Jim Engelking
State Director of Assessment (SDA) Bob Petersen
State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA) Jon Cooksey
MSA Representative (Adult Leagues) Artem Sher

Become a Referee

If you want to know how you can become a certified soccer referee, go to the Minnesota State Referee Committee’s website at and click on the “New Referee Info” button along the left side of the home page. This will outline the six simple steps it takes to become a referee.

The SRC also offers Referee Academies. The beginner academy offers high level mentoring and field training. The advanced academy offers high level mentoring, field training and classroom sessions. For more information, please contact the State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA).

Once you have completed those steps, contact your soccer club or clubs in your area to receive game assignments [MYSA Member Clubs]. Select the club in your area, and click the “Club Contacts” link to display information for that club’s referee assignor and/or referee coordinator.