HFC United uses referees who are trained and certified by the Minnesota State Referee Committee (SRC). The SRC is responsible for certifying and re-certifying referees in Minnesota. 


Age  Position Pay rate Per Game
U9/U10 Center $30.00
U11/U12 Center $35.00
AR1 & AR2 $25.00/each
U13/U14 Center $65.00
AR1 & AR2 $35.00/each
U15/U16 Center $70.00
AR1 & AR2 $40.00
U17-U19 Center $75.00
AR1 & AR2 $50.00/each

New Referees

HFC United has partnered with Minnesota Elite Assigning LLC to manage all referee scheduling and payments.

If you are interested in registering to referee for HFC United, or for any of the clubs serviced by  Minnesota Elite Assigning LLC, please contact Brian Wood at

The SRC also has a section devoted to new and interested referees that provides all of the steps in becoming elligible.

The SRC has also created a step-by-step instruction guide for new referees to become a licensed grassroots referee in Minnesota (see link below to download).

New referees will be compensated $40.00 after they ref 10 games by the club to offset the cost of registration.


Youth Referees

Change Effective July 1, 2019: US Soccer has mandated a minimum age of 13 years old for certification. The SRC has modified their system to now deny the creation of any accounts for person under 13 years old. Once an individual turns 13, they are permitted to create an account with the SRC. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the SRC Administrator using the Contact Us form on the SRC website.

New referees will have certain requirements that are needed to complete in order to be on the pitch for the first time. These requirements are covered in a short video that all new referees are required to watch before submitting any kind of payment to the SRC.  This ensures that any interested new referees have a complete and thorough understanding of both these expectations and the SRC policies. 

If you are a parent of a child that is looking to become a referee, please watch the SRC's Parenting a Referee video so you can learn about the benefits, expectations, and challenges facing your child in becoming a referee!

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Referee Contact Info

Referee Contact Information

Denis Garofolo 
HFC United Referee Coordinator


Ref Assignors

Minnesota Elite Assigning LLC

Attn: Brian Wood

12265 Ilex St. NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448


Brian Wood

USSF Regional Referee

(763) 234-9368 - cell phone



Additional Links


Contact Info

HFC United
P.O. Box 596
Hastings, MN 55033

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