The grassroots referee reimbursement program kicked off in August 2021and the program will continue through spring 2022. We hope you’ll join us in adding more referees to the pitch! New Grassroots Referee Courses require a combination of independent learning and in person, virtual instruction. The independent learning starts in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center, is followed by WisRef content, and finishes with a WisRef virtual session. Total instruction time is estimated at 16 hours, with the final four hours being the virtual session.
The total cost of the course is $70; a background check, if 18 or older is an additional $30 (for a 2-yr period). New & lapsed referee candidates who successfully complete all the requirements will receive a full reimbursement of their registration fee and background check fee, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit.
NOTE: U.S. Soccer Policy mandates a minimum age of 13 to start the certification – there are no exceptions or waivers to this U.S. Soccer Policy.
Dates and times for the virtual portion of the course are TBA.
To register to become a 2022 USSF Referee please follow these steps.
In addition to the reimbursement and uniform package, many clubs and districts also provide additional referee incentives, for a minimum number of games worked in a season. Referees should contact the Assignor for more information on these programs.
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 email@example.com.