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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

Spring 2023 OWSC New Referee Information Meeting

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:​​​​​​​

Submit your training course for reimbursement to

Referee Assignors: 
Minnesota Elite Assigning

Brian Wood

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

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