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Are you interested in being a referee? Mandan Soccer is excited to recruit and foster new referees using our rec program for building ref experience, confidence, and technique. 

If you are unsure of why you should become a ref, check out this article at SoccerWire for the five reasons you should be a youth soccer referee.

Spring Referee Clinic Registration 2024

The Spring 2024 Referee course is scheduled for April 6, 2024 from 1-3 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck. 



Wondering where to start to get referee information?  The Learning Center with US Soccer has all the information you will need to become a referee.

From there you can:

How do I get started?
Go to the US Soccer website to get started. From there you can Start Your Journey. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Grassroots Referee license for the current registration year.

How old do I need to be to ref?
You must be 13 years or older.

What do I need to do annually to maintain my referee status?


What is a Grassroots Referee?
U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches

What is the cost to become a Grassroots referee?
The cost is approximately $65 for the In-Person Clinic. Then you will have additional costs for the ref gear.

Do I need to buy referee gear? Where can I get it?
There are a few places you can get all the gear you need to start reffing.  One of those places is  "The Soccer Referee Company." In order to get started in the "Grassroots" program you will need: 

  • USSF shirt (yellow) with velcro to hold badge
  • Black Shorts
  • Black Long socks
  • Red & Yellow Card Set
  • Data Wallet
  • Pen/pencil
  • Coin
  • Scorepad
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • Flag set

There are no upcoming Grassroots classes offered currently, what can I do?
Contact our MSC Referee Coordinator for more information.

Questions? Contact Nathan to get started

Nathan Toman

Nathan Toman

MSC Ref Committee

Phone: 701-516-4963


Dacotah Centennial Soccer Complex
1101 Redwing Dr SE
Mandan, ND  58554


Mandan Soccer Club
PO Box 923
Mandan, ND 58554-0923