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Mike Guillou

Mike Guillou

Referee Assignor

Phone: 612-709-0137



MN SRC Podcasts

March 2015

December 2014 - Darkside

December 2014

June 2014

March 2014

February 2014 - Dark Side

December 2013

November 2013 - Dark Side

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

April 2013

February 2013

December 2012

November 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

USSF Referee Videos

Ask Tell Remove

USSF's Advice to Referees - May 2012 How to handle irresponsible behavior of coaches


USSF's Advice to Referees - June 2012 Advantage Update

Refer a Friend Contest

Thanks to all the referees that have refereed friends.  The following are the referees and their friends that won the drawing.

Evan Atkins - Josiah Enderson - USSF Pro Referee Jersey

Chase Caswell - Gavin Froese - Cold Stone Gift Cards

Sienna Stucke - Alex Stucke - Cold Stone Gift Cards

Ben Brogan - Michael Fisher - Fox 40 whistle

Melanie Miller - Dylan Miller - Fox 40 whistle


New referee courses will be held in August.  We will have another contest for new referees then.  Please check back for details.

Entry Level Ref Info

For more information on the steps to become a ref, please refer to the MN State Referee Committee website.

Mentoring - On The Field Training

Dakota REV does host on the field training.  These sessions are not part of the SRC certification process, but do provide valuable experience for the referees before the season starts.  These training sessions are free and the class size is limited.  If you are interested, please use the contact information on the left panel to e-mail Mike Guillou  with the session info to reserve your spot.  

Beginner - Intermediate - These sessions are targeting referees with 0 to 2 years experience.  The consists of an hour of classroom training and then refereeing and/or assistant refereeing 8v8 scrimmages.  Please wear your referee uniform.  If you are a new referee and have not purcased your uniform yet, please wear a yellow t-shirt, black shorts and black socks.

  • No sessions currently scheduled.  Please check back.

Intermediate - Advanced - These sessions are targeting referees with 1-3 plus years of experience.  The training will consist of 1 1/2 hours of classroom training and then refereeing 11v11 scrimmages.   

  • No sessions currently scheduled.  Please check back.

Advanced - Dakota REV is teaming up with other south metro clubs to offer advanced mentoring.  These sessions are targeting referees with 3 plus years of experience.  Sessions will include classroom and scrimmages.  The classroom sessions are approximately once a month in the off season and will include different guest speakers.  If you are interested in participating in the advanced mentor group, please e-mail Mike.

Respect Our Referees

The ROR program is an active campaign designed to make a better environment for our referees. It is a result of a brainstorming session by the Minnesota State Referee Committee as we looked for ways to fix what had become a sometimes toxic environment for soccer referees in Minnesota. We have found that a large majority of inappropriate behavior is towards referees who are minors. This program's goal is to create awareness that referees should always be treated with respect and dignity, to ensure the youth soccer environment is enjoyable for everyone.

We want to educate the soccer community on the challenges that soccer officials face, not just in terms of the environment they work in, but also the way they go about making decisions and the basics of the rules of the sport. Ultimately, all we ask is for patience. Since most of our referees are young and inexperienced, they are trying to learn the trade. Being a referee is not an easy job. With your help, we can retain many of these referees so they can get better, and maybe along the way, we'll recruit one or two of you to join our ranks!

Link to Online Courses:


Referee Requirements

If you would like to ref for Dakota REV, you must complete the following (select the tabs on the left for more details on each step):

  1. Complete the referee certification through the Minnesota SRC.
  2. Create a GameOfficials account, join the DKT group, and update "My Preferences."
  3. Completed the concussion training within the past three years and send Mike a copy.
  4. If you are 18 or older, complete the MYSA background check (note that this is an annual requirement based on the soccer year, September to August)
  5. Set up GOPay through GameOfficials

To register for league games and/or for the REV-It-Up tournament, please select the league or torunament under the "League/Tournament Preferences" on the "My Preferences" in GameOfficials.


Congratulations to the following Dakota REV refs that upgraded in 2014:

Jonah Garcia - Grade 7
Lauren Selby - Grade 7 

Ben Gutierrez- Grade 6
Zach Johnson - Grade 6


College Essay on Youth Refereeing

The Maryland State Referee site has posted a copy of an essay written by a young referee for her college application. It's a particularly thoughtful essay because it not only recognizes and criticizes the inappropriate behavior of spectators at youth matches, but also talks about how she overcame her fears to learn to love officiating.

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