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Referee Information

New Referee Training & Re-Certification

Follow the steps below to become or continue to be an EWSC soccer referee:

  • Create your USSF account by logging on to Minnesota State Referee site. Register and follow the instructions to become a FIFA certified new referee or re-certify.
  • Meet the requirements for:

- Concussion training
Background Check

  • Join the referee assignment system, most area clubs use the game including high schools:

* The “SR group” EWSC’s assigning team has archived our 12-year-old system (1038) and opened a new group #1639.

“I already have a GameOfficials Account. I want to join a new Group.”

If you already have a login with another Assigning group in GameOfficials, please follow these instructions to get setup with your new group:

  1. Login at with your username and password
  2. Go to Personal Info > click My Assignors or Main Menu > click My Assignors
  3. On the My Assignors page, click Show for Join New Group
  4. Enter the 'Group/Assignor Number' and 'Group Access Code'
    • For Group / Assignor Number: 1639
    • For Group Access Code: 1639
  5. Click on Join Group

“I am brand new to GameOfficials. I have never logged in before.”

A “New User” means you do not have an account anywhere in GameOfficials. Please follow these instructions to request a username and password to get logged into GameOfficials:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on New Official?
  3. In the Group Number and Access Code, enter the following:
    • Group Number = 1639
    • Access Code = 1639
  4. Click Continue
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Name, First & Last
    • Email address
    • Username
    • Password
  6. Click Save (Create New Account). If an account was created successfully, you will see a popup window to confirm that you have created an account. Click OK on the popup. You will also receive a “Welcome” email from GameOfficials.
  7. Now, type in your new username and password, and click Log In
  8. After you login for the first time, check the box “I Agree with these Terms,” and click Continue.
  9. On the Users Maintenance page, enter your personal contact information, and any required text fields in Red.
  10. Click Save

Adult Referee Background Check Process

If you are over 18 years of age and officiating MYSA-sanctioned matches in Minnesota, MYSA requires that you complete a background check yearly to ensure the safety of its players. Instructions for completing this check are as follows:

  1. Go to and click on the “Client Log-in” tab found at the top right.
  2. Enter user id (MYSREF) and password (MYSREF).
  3. Click on the “Request” tab found at the top of the webpage.
  4. Type full name into the “Electronic Signature” box and mark the box next to “My name entered above signifies my Electronic Signature and click on “Continue” to proceed.
  5. Court Searches (state and county), Social Security Trace, National Sex Offender Database and USA Criminal Index are pre-filled. Click on “Agree and Submit Order.”
  6. The following information is required* to complete the background check: last name, first name, current address, city, state, zip code, date of birth, social security number and gender; then click on “Continue” to proceed.
  7. Print receipt and log off.
  8. Send a $15 check made payable to MYSA, 11577 Encore Circle, Minnetonka, MN 55343 Attn: Joe Golish, OR to pay by credit card, go to‚Äč and click on the register button towards the bottom of the page.



Director of Referees

Phone: 612-812-8955

Referee Mentors

  • John Beecher
  • John Bunker
  • Marilyn Porter
  • David Bland
  • Lee Hartwell
  • Wes Schaller
  • Shaji Varghese
  • Ted Cahill