New for Spring 2017 for U9-10 games, in the event licensed assistant referees cannot be found:
WYSA states that ‘Only referee assignors with an appropriate level of licensing may schedule referees for WYSA sanctioned competitions, including leagues and tournaments.’ Specifically:
More on Fees
See the MAYSA website ('For Referees' section) here for current Referee fees.
8.2 MAYSA No Tolerance Policy
MAYSA has created the No Tolerance Policy in an effort to decrease the abuse of referees. The purpose of this policy is to make clear that verbal abuse or negative criticism of referees is as unacceptable as verbal abuse or negative criticism of players. This policy adopts basic standard sanctions for improper conduct.
This policy is not intended to imply that referees are always “right” and the spectator or coach is always “wrong”. Just as players make mistakes during play and coaches may err in strategy or methodology, referees will make mistakes in officiating, particularly in the younger divisions where they are learning how to referee. Due to a persistent shortage of referees, a referee may be officiating at a higher level game than they are comfortable with. They must receive positive support from coaches and spectators to continue to grow as an official.
A Coach or spectator may only communicate in a positive way with a youth referee. The coach is responsible for ensuring all spectators associated with his/her team follow these guidelines relating to communication with a referee; especially a youth referee. A coach/spectator may not express any disagreement or dissatisfaction with the officiating to the youth referee. A coach/spectator may not, before, during, or after a game, discuss with a youth referee their critique of the referee’s performance, other than to thank and compliment the referee.
Please note, coaches, players and /or parents/spectators are highly discouraged from approaching or confronting referees at halftime or after the match for any reason other than retrieving player pass cards or saying ‘thank you’ and/or shaking hands. Any concerns or feedback regarding referees must be submitted via the MAYSA-provided portal at maysa.org: ‘Coach Referee Feedback Form’ in the ‘For Coaches and Managers’ section of the website.
In cases of egregious referee abuse (e.g., physical confrontation), information will immediately be forwarded to WYSA for investigation and discipline decisions.
USSF Policy 531-9: Misconduct Toward Game Officials
Misconduct toward game officials is prohibited per USSF Policy 531-9 C. Any action falling under this category of conduct is under the jurisdiction of WI Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). Should any claim of Misconduct toward game officials be substantiated, offending individual will immediately be suspended for 3 games and be subject to any additional sanctions and/or fines issued by WYSA.