New Referee Certification Courses, which register prospective referees for the 2021 calendar year, are available through the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program. The courses are open now for registration and pre-course work. Pre-course work will be followed by a virtual component available from January through mid-April. Completing the course during this time will allow a new referee to take the field starting Spring 2021.
This course is for new, first time referees who have not been previously registered as a referee or a previously registered referee that has a lapse in registration.
New Grassroots Referee Course Requirements
1) Complete all U.S. Soccer required assignments in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center
2) Create a GameOfficials account
3) Successfully complete all pre-course work
4) Successfully complete in-person virtual course
The steps for signing up in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center and completing the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program requirements are located on the WISREF website. Contact WISREF Registrar, Tom Mesalk, directly with registration questions.
Portage County Youth Soccer
PO Box 906
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Portage County Youth Soccer is an IRS 501(C)3 non-profit organization that serves approximately 800 youth soccer players throughout Central Wisconsin. PCYS offers several opportunities for businesses and organizations to support area youth through tax-deductible sponsorships.
See the Sponsor page for additional details, or contact Janet Mace.