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Minnesota Rush Soccer Club


SMSRA: Southern MN Soccer Referee Association
Dedicated to serving the soccer referee community of southern Minnesota


We are always looking for referees and we would like you to share with your team coaches, and players to see if we can get interested for the upcoming year.

If you enjoy soccer, becoming a soccer referee might be a great match for you!

Southern Minnesota Soccer Referee Association (SMSRA) is looking for Adult and Youth to become USSF certified soccer referees. You must be 13 or older to register.


Go to or contact one of the individuals below for more information

Dan Freudenburg: [email protected]  - SMSRA Education Coordinator

Wayne Lemens: [email protected] - SMSRA President, and referee assignor

Sarah Simerson: [email protected]  - Austin area referee assignor

Helen Williams: [email protected] – Winona area referee assignor


You will register at On the Minnesota SRC homepage, there is a “new referee info” button. Click on it and it gives you all the information needed to register as a new referee. There is also a link on this page for parents to learn about the young referee’s expectations and challenges.


We provide on-field training as part of our education.  This comes in various forums including mentoring by senior referees.


You will need to pay your fees, complete online video training, and take a test. We are in need of referees and are willing to help new referees with each step.


Thank you for your support,

William Taylor

SMSRA High School & NJCAA Assignor

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: Minnesota Rush, 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.  There is a charge to complete a background check.
Follow the directions on the MYSA site.

All Referees who plan to work games for Minnesota Rush REC, Traveling, and Tournaments must
complete a W9 form. If you are under the age of 14 you must also complete a Youth Employment Consent form.

MN Rush youth employment form.pdf