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Approved Organization, The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

CC United Soccer Club

REFEREE INFORMATION

Approved Organization, The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

WE ARE APPROVED!

Our partnership with The Referee Advocates means our community has the following in place so your experience as a referee is protected, valued, and celebrated:

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

Parent Game Advocate initiative to monitor a positive work and play environment

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

Referee Training and

Referee Mentors

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

Accountability systems

for coaches, spectators,

and club staff

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

A professional development plan for referees and mentors

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

A market value pay scale

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

Effective and equitable

work incentives

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Fair and equitable

game assignments

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Referee recruitment and retention strategies

We offer referees a unique experience to learn and grow their game inside a supportive, inclusive community. In partnership with The Referee Advocates, our organization is committed to a promoting a positive game atmosphere in full support of referee experience and development. 

FIND OUT WHAT PROGRAM IS BEST FOR YOU BASED ON YOUR AGE AND EXPERIENCE AND JOIN US!

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Junior Referee Program

JUNIOR REFEREE PROGRAM - AGES 11-12

This program is for 11-12 year olds interested in trying out officiating for our recreational program. It is designed for aspiring referees to build a foundation of basic referee mechanics and preparing them to enter the certified referee program when they turn 13. 

Please reference this FAQ for more information.

Requirements: All Junior Referees must register through our club and meet the training requirements of the program administered by The Referee Advocates in order to work games. Registration begins in late Fall/Early Winter and spots fill up quickly!

Commitment:

  • Register with our club and pay the registration fee. Your registration includes a Junior Referee Kit for game day, a referee guidebook, and a spot on the referee team.

  • Participate in two 1.5 hour in-person training sessions (February-April) and one 1.5 hour practice session (March-April).

  • Work at least 5 recreational games for our club during the season.

  • Consider becoming USSF certified when you turn 13 years old. 

COMPETITIVE REFEREE PROGRAM - AGES 13+ TO ADULT

This program is for ages 13 years and up and is administered by our Head Assignor Daneen Goncalves and The Referee Advocates team. Referees in this program will work our competitive league home games during the spring/summer and fall seasons. 

Please reference this FAQ for more information.

Requirements:

  • Obtain your USSF license. Current 2024 new referee certification requirements are found here

  • Register an account on Assignr, our game assigning platform. Directions on how to do that can be found here.

Commitment:

  • Contact TRA to determine the best route to join the program. 

    Participate in two 1.5 hour in-person training sessions (February-April) and one 1.5 hour practice session (March-April).

  • Maintain annual USSF license ($60 plus online videos). First time referees also need to attend a 5-hour in person course to complete certification.

  • Work at least 10 games for our club. You may be eligible for certification reimbursement. 

COMPETITIVE Referee Program

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GET IN TOUCH

To learn more about our programs and how to get started, contact:

Daneen Goncalves, Head Assignor

daneen@therefereeadvocates.com

612-203-2575

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JOIN OUR REFEREE COMMUNITY!

ABOUT

CC United Soccer Club

Established in 1989, CC United is a non-profit 501(c) organization that provides elite competitive and recreational programs together with top-tier, age-appropriate player, coach, and referee development. Serving Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, and Victoria, and surrounding area with over 1,600 soccer players ages 4 through 18, the club is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by local sponsors.

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The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
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