Become a referee
Those who are interested in becoming a referee will need to attend a referee certification course prior to the start of the 2013 outdoor
summer season. The Minnesota State Referee Committee (SRC) http://www.minnesotasrc.com holds
certification clinics through-out Minnesota beginning in January.
The Blaine Soccer Club is hosting the following clinics in 2013. You may attend any other clinic location that fits your level and
schedule if you are unable to attend these. To find and register for a clinic or to check out further details about refereeing in
general, go to http://www.minnesotasrc.com.
Entry Level Referee Clinic - United States Soccer Federation’s Grade Level 8
Date: 3/16/2013 8:30AM-5:30PM @ Blaine City Hall
This is the entry level course for becoming a new referee in 2013. Recommended age is 14+ for becoming a level 8 Grade Referee.
Younger referees should attend the Level 9 course. The Grade 8 course is eight (8) hours of classroom. The Grade 8 covers the Laws
of the Game and other aspects of officiating in far greater depth, hence the greater time commitment, but also results in the
referee being better qualified and having more game options available to him or her.
The Grade 8 online training is approximately seven hours in length with quizzes built into the material. This online material must
be completed prior to being able to proceed to classroom signup.
Recreational Referee Clinic - United States Soccer Federation’s Grade Level 9
Date: 3/16/2013 9:30AM-2:30PM @ Blaine City Hall
The Grade 9 clinic is designed for brand new referees. The Grade 9 online training is approximately three hours in length with
quizzes built into the material and must be completed prior to being able to proceed to classroom signup. The classroom element is
shorter than for Grade level 8's, four and a half (4.5) hours of classroom hours.
Re-Certification Course for United States Soccer Federation’s Grade Level 8
Returning Grade 8 Referee’s from 2012 are given the option to complete 100% of their training material online this year for the first time.
You are required to complete 2 hours of training online, then there is an option to attend a Re-Certification Course if you wish to still do so,
or you may take 3 additional hours of online training to complete your Re-Certification. There will be limited Re-Certification courses
available this year.
For the Grade 8 re-certification clinics, please go to the MN State Referee Committee website.
Welcome to the 2013 Soccer season. If you would like to participate in officiating
games, please complete the online availability form below.
March - May, 2013 The 2013 Spring Indoor leagues are a great place to begin developing your refereeing skills prior
to entering the outdoor season. With recreational level teams ages 5-16, this fun indoor atmosphere helps many new officials gain confidence and understanding
of the game. You can sign-up through the link above.
May - July, 2013 The Blaine Soccer Club has approximately 45 Competitive League teams, along with a large recreational league program of 80+ teams.
In the past The Blaine Soccer Club has had a outstanding group of referee’s on the field officiating games for us. We would like to continue putting exceptional
Referee’s on the field like yourself, and would like to invite you part of the 2013 Referee base.
Blaine Break-Out Tournament April 26-28, 2013
The Blaine Break-Out Tournament Referee Committee invites you to join us in this highly anticipated annual pre-season event. The tournament
will start Friday evening and will conclude on Sunday with championship rounds. This has been a very successful event due to the quality of officials
participating. We hope you will join us in gaining your stride into the 2013 season with this first opportunity to test yourselves in real game situations
prior to the outdoors league season.
Blaine North American Challenge June 21-23, 2013
Blaine’s North American Challenge is an annual tournament open to Boys/Girls U9-U19 competitive level teams and will feature teams at all
levels of competition. We invite you to join us as an official for this exciting event. We expect to host over 200 teams for this year and we could sure use
The compensation schedule for this year is below:
W9 form is needed in order to be paid for your games. Please submit a completed form to the referee assignors by one of the following methods:
- Fax to: 763-390-6770, or
- Emailed to: email@example.com, or
- By mail to:
Ref Assignors, LLC
Att: Brandee Speckman
10028 Pierce Street NE Unit B
Blaine, MN 55434
The preferred method is that they are faxed, but if need mailing is fine.
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