McKinney Soccer Referees
All our referees are USSF certified and must renew their certification every year. If you or your child (minimum 13 years of age) are interested in becoming a referee please see the important referee information below. All USSF Referees 17 years of age and older are background checked each year. All USSF Referees 18 years of age and older must be SafeSport certified. These steps are included in the certification/recertification process, as outlined below.
Please contact Referee Assignor Marcus Bruner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Steps to become a referee/recertify
To become a referee, you must complete online training and an in-person training hosted by North Texas Soccer. North Texas Soccer requires all new referees to complete online sessions and attend an in-person field training. To register for the online session, please go to North Texas Soccer's Officials Management System and click ‘Find Clinic’. On the next page, select ‘Entry – Never been a USSF Referee before’. A list of In-Person trainings and Online Lessons will appear. You CANNOT register for an in-person training until all aspects of the online lessons have been completed. Upon completion of the online lessons, you may register for any of the in-person training sessions.
All referees must also attend one of McKinney Soccer Association's mandatory referee meetings before each season to keep up to date with any changes that may have occurred since the prior season.
Please make sure your contact information is up to date. We use EMAIL for all communications. If we don’t have an up-to-date email for you then you are not receiving information or updates from us. Please update your contact information here: https://www.gameofficials.net/public/default.cfm
Mandatory referee meetings (updated)
Referee game day instructions
All referees should check in at the complex with the referee coordinator at the complex 30 minutes before their first game starts to prevent their game(s) from being given to someone else. The referee should arrive ready to officiate (black shorts, black socks with USSF logo, black shoes, official shirt, watch, flags, whistle, pen, and paper) and bring a copy of the MSA Playing Rules and their schedule.
Forms and links for referees
INSTRUCTIONS: For forms that open in Google Docs, at the top left corner choose the “FILE” drop down menu, then select “Download AS” and select the type of file you would prefer to work with.
MSA Playing Rules – (Game Day Rules) All referees should carry a copy of these rules with them to every game.
Referee Misconduct Report (When required, this form should be completed and turned in before you leave the soccer complex.)
Supplemental Referee Report (To be filled out by all referees within 24 hours when a red card is given.)