Rhinelander Soccer Club

Upcoming Referee Training and Certification

Attention future referees! The Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program (WisRef) has announced courses for 2022 registration. Candidates ages 13 and up who are first-time referees, or previously registered referees who have had a lapse in registration may now register for certification in August. (Note, U.S. Soccer policy mandates the minimum age requirement.) The total cost of the course is $100. Successful candidates will receive full reimbursement of their registration fee from the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit.

New Grassroots Referee Courses require a combination of independent learning and in person, virtual instruction. Dates for the in-person portion of the course are as follows:

•    Saturday, August 7 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
•    Saturday, August 7 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
•    Sunday, August 8 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
•    Sunday, August 8 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
•    Saturday, August 14 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
•    Saturday, August 14 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
•    Sunday, August 15 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
•    Sunday, August 15 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Weekday courses and/or additional courses may be added based on demand.

To register to become a 2022 USSF Referee:
1.    Create a Referee profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
2.    Register for a 2022 New Grassroots Referee Course.
3.    Complete all required U.S. Soccer coursework.  
4.    Set up a GameOfficials account for assignments.
5.    After completing steps 1-4, notify sue@wisref.org for instructions on the WisRef pre-course work.
6.    When pre-course work is complete, again notify sue@wisref.org to select a date/time for the virtual section.  
7.    Attend a virtual course.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the game, while learning and earning! For registration and certification questions, please contact Sue Walter at sue@wisref.org.