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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

Sign Up Now For New Referee Courses - Great Bonuses Available

By Admin, 07/16/21, 6:45AM CDT


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:

  • Saturday, August 7 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 7 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 8 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sunday, August 8 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, August 14 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 14 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 15 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sunday, August 15 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Weekday courses and/or additional courses may be added based on demand.

To register to become a 2022 USSF Referee:

  1. Create a Referee profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
  2. Register for a 2022 New Grassroots Referee Course.
  3. Complete all required U.S. Soccer coursework.  
  4. Set up a GameOfficials account for assignments.
  5. After completing steps 1-4, notify for instructions on the WisRef pre-course work.
  6. When pre-course work is complete, again notify to select a date/time for the virtual section.  
  7. Attend a virtual course.

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

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.