Fort Atkinson Youth Soccer Association
The following information was copied from the www.WisRef.org referee website.
Becoming a Referee
So, you want to become a soccer referee? You will need to successfully complete an Entry Level Referee Course.
The New Referee training course is a 16 hour course with half of the time spent online and the other half in the classroom. It is designed to provide entry level referee skills and information through classroom and field training for candidates. Emphasis is on preparing for youth program participation – including recreational and competive games. Field emphasis is on practice of specific procedures.
Participants must be at least 12 years old at the beginning of clinic to attend a New Referee course; those under 14 years old will be registered as a Level 9 Referee and can only be be assigned to recreational games. Administration of the USSF written examination is included at the course. Minimum passing score is 75%.
There are costs associated with becoming a referee – A course fee of approximately $25-$35 (depending on area) covers the costs associated with attending the course. A registration fee of $40 covers your registration with the United States Soccer Federation.
The first 8 hours of the referee training course will be completed in GameOfficials after you register for a course. The other 8 hours will be completed in class.
Students must successfully complete the online portion with a minimum score of 75% to be allowed into class. Incomplete or not passing scores will not be allowed into class.
Please go to https://wisref.gameofficials.net to register for a course and begin the online part of the training!