Become a Referee

New Referee Entry Level Clinics are coming soon!


MSA Referee Courses

People wishing to become Referees must pass an Entry Level Course. The MSA hosts Entry Level Referee Course annually to prepare for the outdoor season. 

There are two different Entry Level Courses offered by the MSA - Please see below for more information about each:



District referee training for individuals aged 15 or older before May 1st consists of both an online segment developed by Canada Soccer and an in-person component led by Manitoba Soccer. By successfully completing the course new referees will be eligible to Officiate U9 to Senior - Developmental, Recreational & Competitive Soccer

Instructions on how to take the online portion : 

  1. Go to the Canada Soccer Shopify page, and click on the link at the top of the page labelled “Referee Education”, or click here.
  2. Select either the French or English course and proceed with the payment of this course.
  3. Once Paid you will receive a SmarterU access key which will allow you to register with SmarterU and take the course.
  4. You can either go back to the Shopify page and click on the “Training Login” button which is beside the Referee Education button, or you can go to Canada Soccer SmarterU by clicking here
  5. Under the space for the login details there is text that says, “If you have an access key, register for an account.”. You will need to complete the registration process and then you will have access to take the course.

Please be sure to save your PDF certificate provided upon completing the online course. When clinic registrations become available, you'll be required to submit this certificate as part of the registration process.

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 April clinics are posted now




District Entry Level Clinics
  • There are no more clinics planned for this year. Please join the waiting list by clicking here






Out of Winnipeg Clinics






  A one-day introductory course for people 12-14 years old, who would like to referee U9/U10 Small Sided Soccer. The course will go over the following:

  • Referee duties and responsibilities
  • The Laws of the Game and how to apply them to Small Sided soccer
  • On field practical training 

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 April clinics are posted now.




Small Sided Clinics
  • There are no more clinics planned for this year. Please join the waiting list by clicking here







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