Attention Future Referees
Certification Course Registration Now Open
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the game while learning and earning!
8 hours online US Soccer Learning Center course work (work at your own pace)
4 hours online WisRef course work (work at your own pace)
4 hours WisRef Virtual online Zoom session (with Instructors - active participation required)**
**Once the Learning Center and WisRef content is complete, the Referee candidate will be availed of the opportunity to select the date and time for the Virtual online Zoom session. The Virtual online Zoom session times will typically be 8 AM – 12PM or 1 PM – 5 PM Saturdays or Sundays and will start on Saturday January 8th. All participants must be at least 13 years old.
After successful completion of the above, you will be registered as a new Grassroots Referee.
Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will fully reimburse new and lapsed Referee candidates who successfully complete all of the requirements from January 2022 through April 2022. The reimbursement will include the registration fee and background check fee, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit.*
The total cost of the course is $70; a background check, if 18 or older is an additional $30 (for a 2-yr period).
*What do these two organizations ask in return? We ask that you commit to refereeing all of 2022 and registering again for 2023 minimum. We would also hope that you continue in 2024 and beyond.