The mission of CC United Soccer Club is to foster, promote, and perpetuate the game of soccer for youth in the communities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria and surrounding communities.

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General Information

Welcome to the CC United Referee page! We are thrilled you are interested in the program. Please take a look at the tabs on the left side to get acquainted with our program and current happenings.

CC United's program goal is to have confident referees that are able to make the right calls and are professional in their attitude and appearance, so the players and fans can enjoy the game. Our program is run by The Referee Advocates and our club is a founding member of their referee development model. We are proud to meet the criteria for offering a safe, fun, and supportive community for our referees to work! 

We offer two options to referee with our club, depending on your age. 

  • If you are a 11-12 year old interested in refereeing, please contact Brian at for more information. 
  • If you are 13+ years old you will need to be state certified with the MNSRC. Certification is annual, and the initial certification takes approximately 15 hours of your time. 

 

Our training and development program includes sessions for the referees to practice and apply their knowledge in a scrimmage setting. Each referee is leveled leveled according to their age, experience and ability, and are provided with clear indicators of how to ascend through each level.

Our mentor program provides referee mentors who will observe our referees during their games to help them progress to the next level. Onsite assessments are conducted inside a user-friendly app where referees and assessors can communicate and track their ongoing development.

 

 

Referee Expectations and Policies

 

Being a referee is a wonderful job that provides unique scheduling flexibility, great pay, and a chance to enjoy the outdoors while building your soccer skills and understanding of this great game. Referee experience looks wonderful on a resume, and you may have an opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation for your future endeavors. However, as with any job, there are responsibilities that go with the perks, and we must ensure we hold the highest expectations for all our referees so everyone can succeed.

Game Assignment Responsibilities

When you accept a game assignment in Gameofficials.net, you are agreeing to cover this position on a given date and time. We understand that your schedule can change and you no longer may be able to cover your assignment.

Should you need to decline the position AFTER you have accepted it, you MUST work with the Referee Assignor to get this shift covered. A replacement must be secured before you can be removed from the game.

No-Show Policy

If you do not show up to your game assignment and have not notified the Referee Assignor within a reasonable timeframe prior to your absence, you will be charged half your game fee for that game. For example, if you were assigned to AR a U12 game and you didn't show up, you will have $10 deducted from your paycheck through GOPay.

·       First offense: You will be placed on game probation; game assignments will be denied for two weeks.

·       Second offense: You will not officiate with the club for the remainder of the season.

Sick Policy

If you are sick and cannot make your game assignment, you MUST notify the Referee Assignor as soon as you are sick and make attempts to get your position covered. If you do not notify the Referee Assignor within a reasonable timeframe, it will be considered a 'no-show’.

MYSA Weather Policy Reminder

Each year, people die as a result of being struck by lightning. Of all lightning deaths taking place at a youth sporting event, soccer ranks as the highest risk with 41% of all incidents per year since 2006. The MYSA Weather Policy was put into effect to help reduce the chances of an athlete, coach, referee or spectator falling under this statistic.

While the sky may seem clear, this does not mean that the electrical storm has passed. Please help us ensure that everyone is off the field and in their cars for the mandatory 30-minute waiting period. Do not return to the field until given the "all-clear" signal by the on-field officials.

Please do not pressure referee crews, especially young crews to deviate from this policy.  For further information, please refer to the MYSA weather policy at www.mnyouthsoccer.org.

 

 

Who’s Who in the CC United Referee Program

 

Referee Assignor – 

 

            Schedules games and assigns referees

            Schedules and pays referees through gameofficials and GOPay

            Facilitates communication between MYSA, TCSL, MNSRC, and CCUnited

            Answers emails/phone call inquiries and support

 

Mentor Program Lead -  

            Hire and manage referee mentors

            Run referee trainings/clinics

Observes referees at game and helps improve their techniques

            Places referees to level according to their training and experience

 

Mentors -   and 

Run referee trainings/clinics

          Observes referees at game and help improve their technique

Places referees to level according to their training and experience

 

Outside the Club

 

Minnesota State Referee Committee

State Referee Certification

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How old to I have to be a certified referee?

You must be 13 years of age in order to register with the MNSRC and complete certification. You cannot start this process until you are 13 years old. 

Do I need to attend all CCU training sessions?

No, however it is highly recommended to help you become successful as a referee.

If I miss a training session can I still attend the future ones?

Yes! They are different topics not sequential.

Do I only attend the sessions for my level?

No you can attend any of them, but the topics will be geared towards the level specified.

How do I know what level I am at?

New referees are level 1. Returning referees are at the level from last year. You can see your current level next to your name in gameofficials.net.

What if the level listed isn't what I was at last year?

Contact   , he will talk with you to make sure you are at the correct level.

I am a level 3 but don't like to center do I have to be a center?

No you do not. Let Daneen know you are interested in AR only. The mentors may encourage you to center lower level games to help increase your confidence.

What do the mentors do?

They will observe your games and provide feedback to help you improve. Our goal is to help you feel confident in your games and address any issues at the pitch.

What happens if parents or coaches are abusive?

CCUnited puts a lot of effort to ensure your experience is positive. In the unlikely even that a coach or parent is out of line, notify Brian Koehler or Daneen Goncalves. We will address the person ASAP.  If the mentor is onsite, they will address the person immediately.