Frequently Asked Questions
How old to I have to be a referee?
For CC United, you must be 12 years old.
Do I need to attend all sessions?
No, but it is highly recommended to help you become successful as a referee.
If I miss a 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.
I passed the certification; it says I am a grade 8. How is this different than my level?
The grade is from the state referee organization. You need to be certified before you can ref any games in MN. The levels are for CCU only. The levels are designed to let you and the assignor know what games you are qualified to ref. See the Referee Training page for explanation of games you qualify for at each level.
How do I know what level I am at?
New referees are level 1. Returning referees are at the level from last year. Go to CC United website - my team, choose referee pool, and choose the levels to find your name.
What if the level listed isn't what I was at last year?
Contact Brian Koehler, 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 Goncalves 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 to help you improve. It is not a test, you will not fail. Our goal is to make you confident in reffing games and address any issues at the pitch.
What happens if parents or coaches are abusive?
If you are level 1 or 2 your games will be lower level, so the parents and coaches are not going to be out of line. If they are, notify
. We will address the person ASAP. If the mentor is onsite, they will address the person on the spot. You will not have to worry about confrontation.