The FA Mini Soccer Referees Course - (Theory) -Nottinghamshire FA
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Course Information:

(Nottinghamshire FA)

  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Course Duration: Minimum of 9 Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Prerequisites: None
  • Who is it for: This course is open to anyone who is interested in officiating mini soccer football up to but not including 9v9
  • Course aims and objectives: The MSR course provides participants with an insight into the ethos of mini soccer, the laws of the game and their role in helping young people enjoy and learn about the game.
  • Leading to: Mini Soccer Referee Status (MSR)

Course Content:

The course consists of 3 modules with the following elements:

  • Understanding your role in mini soccer – this offers an introduction to the course, considers the ethos of mini soccer and highlights the roles and responsibilities of the referee.
  • Developing your role – this is a practical element of the course looking at health and safety issues, applying law and demonstrating referee techniques and skills.
  • The Realities of your role – in this session we cover the practicalities of managing the game and players and controlling different game situations
  • Your role as an educator – this session looks at the role of the referee as an educator and offers trainees an opportunity to develop an action plan.
  • Officiating 3 games of mini soccer

Either the Safeguarding Football on line learning resource or where applicable the workshop will be completed. A DBS check will be instigated during the course, where applicable.

Practical Involvement: Candidates are encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award)

Assessment: Assessment is via successful completing the Assessment of Knowledge (theory & practical) in module 3.


Suggested additional learning opportunities:

  • FA Basic Referees Course
  • Small Sided referee Course
  • Futsal Referee Course
  • Referee Mentoring Workshop


Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Mini Soccer Referee Course
Nottinghamshire FA recommend that Mini Soccer Course participants should be 14 years or older  


Venue: Joseph Whitaker College, Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 OAG

Full Cost:  £125

The cost per candidate will be £125. This will include all resources, tutoring and a referee kit bundle pack that consists of the following, as supplied by Precision: 1 x Short-Sleeved Shirt, 1 x Shorts, 1 x Black Elasticated Referee Sock with Cushioned Foot and Ankle Support, 1 x Fox 40 Classic Whistle – Black, 1 x Elastic Wrist Lanyard – Black, 1 x Red/Yellow Cards, 1 x Black Matchcard Wallet with Hard Back, 1 x Match Day Pad, and 1 x Referee's Starter Flag Set.

Please note - You must specify which kit size you require (measurements below). This kit will be ordered to size and cannot be changed.








Referees aged 16 years and over will need to take the Online Safeguarding course. Candidates will be emailed the link once booked onto the course. They will also be required to undertake a Criminal Records Check.


 Course Schedule
 All elements of the course are mandatory and candidates must attend to obtain their referee certificate and classification.

Nottinghamshire FA want to create the best development opportunities for its referees and it is felt that parental/guardian support plays a huge part in this. We request that all candidates under 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s)/guardian(s) on Session 1 & the call back and exam evening (Session 3).


 Venue - Joseph Whitaker College, Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 OAG








23th October 2017

18:30 - 20:30

Introduction & Theory



25th October 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Practical & Theory



27th November 2017

18:30 - 20:30

 Call Back & Exam



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