Come Join Us!

pic_ref2We are always looking to add youth and adult referees to our roster. Our goal is to provide excellent officiating at each game, while assigning our pool of referees the games that fit their skills and schedule. We offer competitive pay, upgrade bonuses, and mentors to help new referees improve.

Referee Certification and Recertification Clinics

You must be USSF-certified in order to referee games for the Blackhawks. The Minnesota State Referee Committee is offering the option for returning Grade 8 referees to complete all recertification training online.

New referee training was held April 14, 2013 at Orchard. Look for future training opportunities online at the Minnesota Soccer Referee Committee website.


Jim Engelking
651-221-0023 (home)
651-214-6811 (mobile)

Receiving Assignments

Merry Hilger and Diana O’Connor assign referees for Blackhawks home matches . Go to for details.

Field Locations

MYSA field directory

Referee Pay Scale (as of summer 2013)

Level Center AR
U17–U19 $50 $40
U15–U16 $38 $26
U13–U14 $34 $23
U11–U12 $28 $18
U9–U10 $25