Registration for Training 365 Opens Monday Nov. 9th
Click on the Training Registration Tab at the top of the page for more information.
Becoming a Soccer Referee is a great Way to learn more about the game soccer, see the game in a new way and earn money too!
Good Pay • Share soccer with kids. Work your own schedule • Contribute to your community.
Earn the respect & admiration of peers • Help develop character & sportsmanship in youth.
Great exercise. • Make you a better coach and/or player
The Madison Area Soccer Referee Unit www.masru.org holds USSF New Referee Courses each winter/spring.
OTHER REASONS TO BECOME A SOCCER REFEREE!
People who love soccer can help the game by becoming a referee.
If there were no referees, there would be no games.
Refereeing is… Enjoyable, Challenging, Satisfying, Responsible
It will give you… Exercise, New Friends, Communication Skills, Decision making skills under mental and physical, Increased confidence, People-management skills.
New Referee Course Description:
You must be 12 years old or older at the start of the clinic to attend the course. The entry level 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. Field emphasis is on practice of specific procedures. Administration of the USSF written test is included. Minimum passing score is 75%. Successful Referee Candidates younger than 14 will earn a Level 9 USSF Referee Badge. Successful Referee Candidates 14 years-old or older will earn a Level 8 USSF Referee Badge
. There are no excuses, all you have to do is:
Sign up for a class: https//wisref.gameofficials.net
Run-a lot. Running is not just for players, but also for the referees. As a referee, you will need a lot of endurance.
Develop a thick skin. When you're refereeing, especially for youth soccer, parents sometimes get upset if you make calls against their little darlings.
Contact your local assignor. An assignor will help you find games so that you can put your refereeing skills to work.
Pre-registration for the New Referee Course is required. To register, you must create an account at wisref.gameofficials.net. Click NEW USER? Then follow the online instructions. After creating your GO account you will be able to register for any New Referee Course in Wisconsin. Although becoming a USSF Soccer Referee is simple, there are start-up and annual expenses. The Referee Course fee is $70. You will also need to purchase a uniform and some basic equipment, (approximately $50 to $70+), before officiating your first game.
Watertown Referee Course Offerings:
New Referee Course
Saturday January 16th 8am-4pm
Watertown Senior Center S. 1st Street
Referee Recertification Course
Saturday December 5th 9am - 12pm
Watertown Senior Center S. 1st Street
Contact Matt Backus 262-490-1494 or email@example.com
The Watertown Soccer Club (WSC) was established in 1995 by community volunteers to provide boys and girls in the Watertown area an opportunity to participate in soccer beyond the recreational level offered by the Park & Recreation Department. Membership in the WSC has steadily increased over the years and now includes players starting in the 4th grade (U10 division) through high school (U18 division). The WSC is part of the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA); WSC teams compete in recreational and competitive levels of soccer against teams from all around the Madison area. The WSC is a member of US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, whose mission is “to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer.” The WSC strives to develop players’ individual skills, promote teamwork and good sportsmanship, and make it fun!