Attention future referees!
Have you or someone in your household considered becoming a licensed soccer referee? There has never been a better time to do so than now!
New Referee Certification courses are available now. The cost of the course is $100. Successful candidates will receive a full reimbursement of their registration fee from the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit!!
Additionally, the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association offers a $50 bonus to first-year referees after they have officiated their first five MAYSA league games. And, referees who officiate 10 MAYSA league games or more receive a $65 bonus after completing their recertification course the following offseason.
These New Referee Grassroots Courses are for new, first-time referees who have not previously been registered as a referee or for previously registered referees who have had a lapse in registration. The minimum age for referees is 13. The courses require a online independent coursework followed by a virtual "in-person" component, which will be available in August. Completing the course during this time will allow a new referee to take the field starting this fall.
Dates for the in-person portion of the course are as follows:
Weekday courses and/or additional courses may be added based on demand.
To register to become a 2022 USSF Referee:
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the game, while learning and earning! For registration and certification questions, please contact Sue Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply put, the games can't go on without referees. Please consider becoming a licensed referee - it's a great way for teenagers and adults to give back to the game and make some money, too.