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Competitive Soccer Referees

The Orono Westonka Soccer Club contracts with a local company to supply referees and linesmen for our home games in the Competitive Soccer Program.  That company is Minnesota Elite Assigning

Become a Referee

  • Do you love the game of soccer and want to get more involved?
  • Are you looking to make a little cash while having some fun?

Consider becoming a referee for Orono Westonka Soccer Club! To encourage OWSC players and community members to ref with us, we're picking up the costs of the registration.

 

Anyone ages 13 and up can become a certified referee. It's a great side-gig for someone who is passionate about soccer or a great first job for young people, particularly for those who love and know the game. Many young refs prefer to be what's called an  "assistant referee" (AR) or a sideline ref. The biggest responsibilities in this position are to call offsides and signal which team has the ball on throw-ins.

Here's the process:

  1. Register online at Minnesota State Referee Committee (minnesotasrc.com).
  2. Take the online grassroots course.
  3. Participate in the in-person training in spring 2022. 
  4. Register with our ref assignor (email link below) who has an online system to assign games and process payments. 
  5. Buy a referee kit from Planet Soccer. 
  6. Submit your training course for reimbursement to treasurer@oronowestonkasoccer.org.

Referee Assignors: 
Minnesota Elite Assigning

Brian Wood

mneliteassigning@gmail.com

Cell: (763) 234-9368 

Click here to answer most questions about refereeing in Minnesota. 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Executive Director, Natalie Soper. She can be reached at socceroperations@oronowestonkasoccer.org.

 

 

Game Day Referee Contacts


Become a Ref this Season!

Game Day Protocol

If within 30 minutes of game time you do not have a referee for your home game, call:
Natalie Soper @ (952) 237-8974 

Video Library

Understand the rules of the game with this helpful library of video's covering the laws of the game.

MN Ref Video - MLS Footage

Offsides gone wrong in an MLS game is the highlight.

Gain more appreciation for the effort our referees give in each game by watching this short video with great footage.