The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course

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Course Information:

  • 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.


Course Dates

Learners must attend all of the scheduled time to complete the course:

ElementVenueStart DateStartEnd
Main Tutoring Hinksey Park FC
Saturday 25th March

Equality & Diversity Monitoring

Oxfordshire FA are required to compile anonymous information on those individuals accessing its services and activities. Monitoring allows us to understand the makeup of those accessing our programmes and meet the needs of individuals if activities need adapting.

When booking, learners are encouraged to respond to these questions about themselves, however, participation is entirely optional and you are not obliged to self declare your characteristics. The information we receive is only used for monitoring and statistical purposes and will remain anonymous.

The Equality and Diversity Monitoring form 16 years + can be downloaded here
The Equality and Diversity Monitoring form under 16 years  can be downloaded here

Booking Terms and Conditions

All course bookings are subject to Oxfordshire FA's Course Booking Terms and Conditions.

In booking a course you acknowledge that:

  • You are fit to participate and acknowledge that you do so at your own risk
  • Oxfordshire Football Association Ltd, its staff, or any authority which provides facilities, is under no liability in respect of any injury, which you may sustain
  • You are fully aware that photographs and footage may be taken by authorised OFA staff, and give your permission for this material to be used for promotional, marketing and internet purposes.

Please ensure you visit the link below to familiarise yourself with these before booking:
Oxfordshire FA Course Booking Terms & Conditions.


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Start date: 25/03/2017 10:00 AM
Register by: 24/03/2017 9:00 AM
Hinksey Park FC
White House Road
[See it on Googlemap]
Nigel Saverton
01993 894404

Course Details




    Register by:24/03/2017 9:00 AM

    Start Date:25/03/2017 10:00 AM


    Hinksey Park FC
    White House Road
    See it on Googlemap


    Nigel Saverton
    01993 894404

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