Determine your schedule around your availability.
|Be Part of the Game:
Continue to be part of the game you love.
|Develop Life Skills:
Discipline, leadership, organization, communication, professionalism and confidence.
Being a Referee is rewarding. Opportunities to advance to higher level games and post season tournaments.
Earn good money to participate in a sport you love.
|Health & Fitness:
Great way to be active and improve your fitness.
US SOCCER REFEREE PATHWAY
Details on the U.S. Soccer Referee Pathway can be read here. Per U.S. Soccer, new referees must be 13 years of age or older at the time of registration.
Email Sue Walter for general questions about the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Program.
|Minimum Age RequirementThe national eligibility standard for a Grassroots course is that the minimum age is 13 years or older.
|Entry Grassroots Online CourseLearn how to facilitate a fair, fun and safe game for the players by enforcing and applying the laws of the game.
|SafeSport Certification & Background ScreeningSafeSport Certification and background screening is required by federal law for those that are 18 years and older. Background screening is done through US Soccer.
|Providing a safe playing environmentThis training prepares referees to deal with player injuries and emergency situations. Mandated by US Soccer for all referees.
|First Time Grassroots QuizThis exam will be taken after completing the Grassroots Online Course.
|Field Training This last step to becoming a referee is to attend a field training session where you will work with instructors on drills designed to prepare you for your first game as a referee.