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We are always looking for new referees age 13 and above.  

Contact Megan Reyes,  Megan Reyes , SMSRA Education Coordinator, with any questions.   

Complete registration with USSF and create an account on GAMEOFFICIALS as noted below.

REGISTER with USSF:  Complete Registration, Classroom and online training requirements on the Minnesota SRC site.

On the Minnesota SRC site click on the New Referee link on the left side of the page.

Follow the directions to register, pay your fees, complete online training and register for classroom training.

A New Referee class will be held in Rochester on March 17, 2018.   Once you complete your online learning you will be able to register for this class.   There are other classes throughout the state.

CREATE an account on GAMEOFFICIALS.  This is the tool used by SMSRA to communicate with referees and assign games.

While the Minnesota SRC has an assignment system most Rochester Leagues will use GameOfficials to assign games.

Click on New Official
Enter the group number and access code:
   Group Number    39
   Access Code        SMSRA
   continue on and fill out information.

Youth Game requirements:

Minnesota requires all referees to complete CONCUSSION TRAINING once every three years to referee youth games including High School.
This training can be accessed on the Center For Disease Control and Prevention site.

Look for the Free Concussion course training.

Note: if you are a MSHSL Registered Official then you have already completed the mandatory Concussion Training.

Clubs affiliated with MYSA:  RYSA, Euro, Byron Traveling, Pine Island
If you are 18 years or older, you must complete a background check on the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association website before being able to work youth games.   Follow the directions on the MYSA site.

All Referees in the Rochester area who plan to work games for RYSA REC, Traveling, and Tournaments must complete a W9 form, visit the RYSA website for more information. 

If you are under the age of 14 you must also complete a Youth Employment Consent form and are only eligible to work RYSA REC.  Completed forms must be sent to the RYSA office.  The address is available on the RYSA Website.

Soccer Leagues

If you are interested in working any of the specific leagues serviced by SMSRA please contact one of the assignors below.  

Spring/Summer Soccer Leagues:

Current Leagues  


Play starts on



Saturday's (Apr 21)

Tom Lawrence

RSC Coed

Friday's (May 4)

Tom Schreiber

RSC Women 

Sunday's (June) 

Tom Schreiber


Sunday's (May 6)

Wayne Lemens
RYSA Traveling

Weekdays (May) 

Wayne Lemens
RYSA Invitational

June , 2018

Tom Lawrence

Indoor Soccer at Soccer World

Soccer World Summer & Winter Leagues

If you are interested in working indoor games please contact Wayne Lemens .

Current Leagues 


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Men's A





High School



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