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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

2024 New Referee Courses Now Open

By Admin, 12/15/23, 12:30PM CST


NEW Referee courses are being offered by the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program (WisRef) for a 2024 USSF Referee license expiring 12/31/2024. The successful Referee candidate will have the opportunity to officiate games for all of the 2024 calendar year soccer seasons. 

This course is for new, first time Referees that have not been previously registered as a Referee OR a previously registered Referee who has had a lapse in registration (2021 or prior lapse). Minimum age per US Soccer policy is 13 years old at the time of registering for the course. 

This is a 12 Hour Course 

  • 8 hours online US Soccer Learning Center course work (on your own) 
  • 4  hours WisRef In-Person on-field Session (with Instructors) Creation of a WisRef Assigning Platform account  

If you are or know someone 13 years or older who wants to make money and give back to the game. this is a great opportunity.   We highly recommend taking the online portion as soon as possible so you're ready for the in-person, capstone classes (see list below for in-person classes available within MAYSA District area) 

In person sessions available within MAYSA District:

Date Time Location
Saturday, April 6 1:00 - 5:00pm Oregon
Sunday, April 7 8:00am - 12:00pm Oregon
Saturday, April 13 8:00am - 12:00 pm Lodi

See course page on US Soccer Learning for additional dates available outside MAYSA Distirct

Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association is offering  full reimbursement of registration & course fees and background check fees for New or Lapsed Registration Referees (lapsed 2021 or prior) who successfully complete the requirements to become a US Soccer Referee for 2024.  

Additionally, MAYSA offers a $50 bonus to first-year referees after they have officiated their first five league games.  And, referees who officiate 10 league games or more receive a $65 bonus after completing their re-certification course the following off-season.

Click here  for instructions on how to register to become a 2024 USSF Referee.