Montana Soccer Referee Program
Welcome MONTANA REFEREES!
The Montana Soccer Referee Committee would like to welcome you to the home for U.S. Soccer Federation Referees in the State of Montana. The Montana Soccer Referee Program exists to help recruit, instruct, certify, assign, assess, mentor, improve and retain proficient soccer referees for all U.S. Soccer sanctioned Youth and Adult matches in the state. We strive for the good of the game to maintain the highest standards of officiating, promote the game of soccer, and maintain the spirit of fair play among all participants.
2023 MYSA Tournament Locations Announced
2023 Montana State Cup - Billings, MT - May 20-21 (Top 4 Premier Teams U13-U19)
2023 Montana Cup - Helena, MT - June 9-11 (U13-U19 Open, Except State Cup Qualifyers)
2023 Montana Showcase Cup - Kalispell, MT - June 17-18 (U10-U12 | Self-Assign)
Visit the Montana Tournaments page for a full list of in/out-of-state tournaments.
2023 NASO national officiating survey
The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), through special funding representing Referee.com, is excited to conduct the most comprehensive officiating study ever attempted. This anonymous survey is collecting more data than has ever been accessible before regarding sportsmanship, recruitment and retention, compensation, controversial issues in officiating, and a wide variety of topics highly valuable to the industry.
The last time an officiating survey of this magnitude was accomplished was in 2017 when more than 17,000 sports officials from all levels and all sports made their voices heard. For this new study to be successful, it absolutely must have the participation of as many dedicated officials and officiating administrators like you as possible. Click to complete the survey.
2022 hOLIDAY gIVEAWAY
Our 2nd annual Holiday Giveaway is here. Entry is simple, just recertify by December 24th for the 2023 season.
Complete details are available here.
ifab circular 26 released - law 11 - offside
Following a number of high-profile situations and based on the expectation that a player who is clearly in an offside position should not become ‘onside’ on all occasions when an opponent moves and touches the ball, The IFAB and FIFA, after discussions with football stakeholders, have clarified the guidelines for distinguishing between ‘deliberate play’ and ‘deflection’.
Read IFAB Circular 26 (Includes video examples.)
New Registration Platform - OMS
The SRC is happy to announce that we have partnered with Officials Management Systems (OMS) for the 2023 registration year. OMS doesn't fully replace the Learning Center, there will be a couple courses that must still be taken there each year, but we'll be able to supplement the content in the Learning Center with more tailored information for our Montana Referees. Links to OMS will be added shortly and emails will be distributed on how to register and get set up.
2022 Far West REgionals Application
To apply to attend the Far West Regionals in Boise, ID in June, please fill out this form. (Closed)
rECOGNIZING oUR oUTSTANDING rEFEREES
Please visit our new Montana Referee Recognition page to see what achievements our fine referees are earning.
CAPELLI TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP
We're happy to announce that the Montana Soccer Referee Committee and Capelli Sport have formed a technical partnership to provide our referees with on and off-field apparel. Many items can be customized with the Montana Referee Program logo for a small fee and pre-configured kits will be coming soon as well.
MYSA Fall League and Northwest Fall League
Scheduling will begin soon for the MYSA Fall League as well as the Northwest Fall League. Play will start around September 11 and run though the end of October. You can find the referee instructions for the fall leagues here.
switch to demosphere for state tournaments
We will be switching to Demosphere to assign the Montana State, Classic and Showcase tournaments. You may receive emails in the coming days to verify your account. Please log in and set up your referee profile.
MYSA State Tournament referee applications open
Visit the Tournaments page to access the MYSA State Cup, Classic Cup and Showcase tournament referee applications. Links for referee registration will be emailed to those that apply.