All Dakota REV Referees are required to complete concussion training. The free CDC Concussion online training course for coaches and the MSHL training meets this requirement. This training must be completed before you are able to referee any games, a copy of the completion certificate must be sent to Mike and training must be completed every three years. For more information on concussions, and instructions on taking the CDC course, go to Dakota REV's Concussion Policy page. Follow the link below:
This is an annual requirement for adults and is based on the Soccer Year, not the calendar year or 12 months. The Soccer year starts August 1 with the fall season. If you completed a background check for the fall season you are set for the next summer season. If your last background check was done last summer, you need to complete this before you will be assigned any games.
To be assigned games, your name has to be on the MYSA list that is sent out weekly to assignors. MYSA does not consider the background check completed until you have completed the online portion and paid MYSA. The background check is $15. Please mail a $15 check payable to MYSA, 11577 Encore Circle, Minnetonka, MN 55343. (if you completed the backgorund check as a coach, manager or board member of a club, please e-mail Candace and request to be added to the referee background list. Also include which club you completed the background check for.)
If you are 17 and will turn 18 during the season, this will need to be completed before you turn 18, or you will not be able to referee games after your 18th birthday. I would recommend completing this approximately a month before your 18th birthday.