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US Youth Soccer provides excellent opportunities for motivated officials to get higher level experience with coaching from dozens of the best instructors, assessors, mentors, administrators, and assignors in the country. Many of whom are former or current international or professional referees.

With an identification process that starts on a state-wide level during State Cup and Presidents Cup events in the Spring, referees have the opportunity to secure a spot at their corresponding regional competition during the summer.

Referees that perform well at their respective regional competitions can then be selected to US Youth Soccer’s prized National Presidents Cup and National Championships events that culminate a summer full of top-tier matches. For those looking to further their careers on the field, these competitions are some of the best and most storied youth soccer events in the country.



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MYSA League Referee requirements for check-in and game scoring:

  • Referees MUST use their Stack Sports account to access the digital player card and scoring mobile web app.
  • Referees should search for games using the game number, check-in teams and report scores and all cards/ejections after the game through the app. No more paper forms!

Referees must report MYSA game scores through the US Soccer Connect system (previously Affinity). MYSA highly recommends that Clubs and Referee Assignors approve Referee payments after confirming game scores have been properly reported.

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 on SportsConnect, or create your account by going to:

MYSA Team Check-In and Game Reporting Presentation
(compliments of the Minnesota SRC)

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.