Information for New & Returning Referees

Calling all former and current players, coaches, parents, and any soccer enthusiast that wishes to be a part of the beautiful game!

Steps to Certification

The Reasons Why


Stay involved with the game!
Earn a great part-time income with flexible schedules and convenient field locations.
Build confidence, leadership skills and accountability while improving your soccer knowledge!
On-boarding support to guide you through the certification process!
It’s FUN!

The Process

Submit this form to indicate your interest (optional).

The Minnesota State Referee Committee provides training referees in Minnesota.

See video and instructions.


New referees will need the following equipment:

  • Whistle and flags
  • Uniform shirt, shorts, and socks
  • Watch
  • Pen and paper
  • Flipping coin

Connect with an assignor (each club hires an independent assignor – TCSL does not assign games). View TCSL Club Directory.

Need help connecting with an assignor? Email

Work games as your schedule allows that fit your comfort level.