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Lakeville Soccer Club

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Information For Those Interested in Becoming a New Referee

Please Join Us For More Details On Becoming A Referee This Season

Why become a referee? Learn the game. Become a better player. Make friends. And of course...make (a lot of) money.

Join MAT Assigning for Zoom meetings. We will cover the below and answer any of your questions about how to become a referee! Click to register in advance.

Sun, Feb 28 (7pm) | Monday, March 8 (7pm)| Tuesday, March 16 (7pm) | Thursday, April 8 (7pm)

 

1. Certification Process - For the 2020-21 soccer year, all certification tasks are completed online.

The certification and recertification tasks are completed at www.minnesotasrc.com.

1.        Create a new account.

2.        Pay your Administrative and US Soccer Registration Fees

·       $80 in total fees

3.        Complete the Online Training

4.        Complete “Classroom” Courses

·       These are online, and there are 6 videos to complete

5.        Pass the USSF Grassroots Test

·       50 questions (Need to get 40 out 50 correct)

6.        Background Check and Safesport (For any referee 18 years of age and older)

 

All games are assigned out of www.gameofficials.net. Upon finishing your certification, you will be provided access to this site. Payment (via direct deposit) is also initiated out of this system. Your certification will allow you to work any affiliated games.


Questions/Contact

Tyler Dalsin, Referee Assignor                                                         

[email protected] | 612-751-4432

Game Assignments

All games for Lakeville SC are assigned out of www.gameofficials.net. Upon finishing your in-person clinic, you can contact Troy Cohrs and you will be provided access to this site. You MUST be a certified referee to work club games. Payments (via direct deposit) is also initiated out of this system.  

Please Contact the Lakeville Referee Assignors to add your availability for assignments:

   
Ref AssignorTroy Cohrs
Email

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Where will I be assigned?

A.     Assignments are generally based off of location from your home zip code to the field zip code.

Q. To what level will I be assigned?

A.     You are allowed to center referee your age and below. You are allowed to Assistant Referee any age you feel comfortable with.

Q. How are assignments made?

A. All assignments are made via GameOfficials.net. Each referee is responsible for keeping preferences and availability up-to-date at all times.

Q. Can I self-assign myself to matches?

A. Yes! You may self-assign U9-U12 matches. To self-assign, click on the link "Self-Assign" link and view the games that are available. You will only see games for leagues you are certified for (My Preferences : League/Tournament Preferences) and games on days/times you are available for (My Availability).

Q. May I request games that are open that are U13-U19?

A. Yes! To do so, visit the Open Games link in GameOfficials. Email us the corresponding game number(s) and preferred position(s).

Q. How often are assignments published?

A. Assignments are made in real-time, so it is important to have availability entered for as many future dates/times as possible.

Q. What happens after I receive an assignment?

A. When you are assigned a game, you will receive an email and, depending on if you set up your preferences to allow it, a text message. When you receive this communication, it is up to you to accept the assignment. To do so, you may reply to the email/text message with “accept” in the body of the email/text message. You have 48 hours to accept the assignment (less if the assignment is within 48 hours), although it is appreciated and strongly encouraged to accept your assignments within 24 hours.

Q. What happens if I accept a game but then have a conflict?

A. Life happens. We are generally understanding when conflicts arise, but every effort should be made to keep and honor assignments. Under no circumstance is it acceptable to decline an assignment for one assignor only to take a different game from a different assignor.

Q. How and how often are payments issued to officials?

A. All payments are issued via GameOfficials’ GOPay service. Be sure to have a pay method on file for this service. For more info and instructions for setting this up, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OcAY9hXndY

During the summer season, every effort is made to issue payment bi-weekly to referees. 

Q. Will I receive a 1099?

A. Maybe. Each individual club issues compensation to referees; MAT does not. If you earn more than $600 with any individual club, you will receive a 1099 from that club?

Q. What if I show up to a game and there are no teams?

A. You will be paid. Be sure to notify MAT Assigning staff if this happens.

Q. What if I only want to be an assistant referee?

A. That is ok! We take experience and comfort level into account when making assignments.

Contact Us

Lakeville Soccer Club

PO Box 160 
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Lakeville Soccer Club

PO Box 160 
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

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