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Referee Training for 2017 Rec Summer Season

Good referees are essential to the success of our soccer program. The most important thing that referees do is to ensure that CMYSA games are fun, safe and fair.
To be eligible, you must be going into the 7th grade (or higher in the fall.) We are especially interested in high school students and adults to serve as referees.  We provide free training.
Anyone wishing to serve as an Assistant Referee needs to attend referee training on April 11 or April 12, 2017.

Anyone with three or fewer years of officiating experience wishing to serve as a Referee, as well as those who complete training as an assistant referee and wish to serve as a referee, training will be on April 18 or 19 AND April 25 or May 26, 2017.

Officials with four or more years of officiating experience, as well as those who are FIFA Certified officials need only attend training on April 25 or May 26.

All training is free and will take place at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1111 Cooper Avenue S, St. Cloud).  

For more information contact Mike From at, (250-7738) or Jack McKenna (253-6506).

2017 Summer Rec Soccer starts June 5, 2017


Refs will use the website Game Officials, 

All new rec refs will need to open an account on Game Officials to sign up for summer games. It is a free website.  I

Please enter your availability and preferences in the account.  There is a place to enter M and D Sports Services (our assignor) and CMYSA. If you have any questions contact Mike From at or 320-250-7736.

All games will be held at fields in St. Cloud (TBA).

Soccer Pay Schedule

The referee pay schedule per game for the 2017 season:
























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Weather Guidelines

Games will be played unless a cancellation is  posted on our website and facebook page, and announced on WJON AM 1240.

Referees and Coaches should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • If lightning is within 5 miles, the game(s) should be suspended and shelter sought. A lightning detector can identify the distance accurately but may not be available. A rough guideline is to measure the time between the lightning flash and hearing the corresponding thunder. If it is 30 seconds or less, seek shelter. It may not be possible to determine which lightning strike generated which roll of thunder. A simple rule: If you can hear it, clear it!
  • Shelter should be in larger, enclosed structures. Smaller, open structures, tents, trees, isolated areas, etc, should be avoided. Cars, with windows rolled up, or buses can provide good shelter. Avoid contact with metal or other conducting materials to the outside surfaces. Do not stay in open, unprotected areas.
  • Games should not be restarted for at least 30 minutes after the last roll of thunder is heard.
  • Tournaments should inform participating teams of notification and evacuation plans and shelters near the playing sites.

Hot Weather Guidelines

The following are recommended minimum guidelines when there is a possibility of dangerous high heat index:

Heat Index Recommended Guidelines
Up to 89° Normal Play
90° - 99° Mandatory 2-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by 5 minutes.
100° - 105° Mandatory 2-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by 10 minutes.
105°+ Suspend play.