Our Philosophy

RYSA strives to provide a positive experience for developing players and coaches who have the desire and commitment to excel in the sport of soccer. Our goal is to make it fun, and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.

Looking to Become a Referee for the First Time?

We are certainly excited about your interest in becoming a soccer official! People from all walks of life officiate soccer, and have varied interests from helping out the local youth leagues to working competitive matches to even one day working professional matches or the World Cup! The Minnesota State Referee Committee provides training for all levels of soccer officiating and interest.

Please go to https://www.minnesotasrc.com/index.php?PAGE=newref and sign up


Thank you for playing such a key role in Rochester youth’s soccer.

For information regarding Southern Minnesota Soccer Referee Association (SMSRA) please click here.

Referees are required to file these forms with RYSA: