New Referees

New Referees

Tonka United is excited that you've decided to become a referee. Being a referee can be a rewarding experience for all ages. We hope that this is the start of a long career for you! Find out more about refereeing for the Recreation and Competitive programs below. 

2021 Demosphere Referee Guide



  1. Obain your Grade 8 certification.
    Tonka United requires that all of its referees be certified by the US Soccer Federation for the current year. Certification is administered by the Minnesota State Referee Committee. Clinics are offered throughout the metro in March/April and late summer. 
    • Register online with the State Referee Committee
    • Pay the required fees
    • Successfully complete the online training and test
    • Attend a MNSRC clinic (any location)
  2. Sign-up in our online assigning system
  3. Complete concussion awareness training
  4. Complete MYSA background check (for referees 18 and older)
  5. Purchase a uniform: Planet SoccerScore SportsAmazon
    All referees must also have: 
    • Official yellow referee jersey
    • Black shorts
    • Black referee socks
    • Black shoes (except for recreational games)
    • Whistle (Fox 40 or smilier is suggested)
    • Digital watch
  6. Attend a Tonka United field training
    • Trainings take place throughout the winter and early spring
    • First year referees must attend a parent/referee meeting in April. This is required for referees with 1 year or less of experience who wish to referee recreational games
    • Contact Mark Perry to register and reserve a meeting spot

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18328 Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

Phone: 952-475-9178