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Interested in becoming a referee?

Being a soccer referee takes work, skill and responsibility. Knowledge of the game and fitness are basic requirements to be an effective official. In return for working games, you are paid a game fee established by the level of game officiated.

Referees can pick and choose what times they are available or not available to pick up games. This allows flexibility to work as many or as few games as you would like. You will be assigned games by our referee assignor Mike Buman and you can accept or decline the assignments.

There is an online portion to the certification class so be sure to give yourself a few weeks to go complete the online modules which must be completed prior to the 8 hour 1 day certification class.

FAQ:

Do you need to be certified to be a referee?
In Kiel, we require USSF Level 8 certification for all games.

Who can become a referee?
Anyone 13 or older can take the class and become a referee.

How do I become certified?
There are classes held throughout the area being offered every year to train new referee's. Kiel looks to host the training every winter/spring.

How much does it cost to get certified?
Fee's are generally $70-$80 for new referee classes.

Do I have to re-certify?
Yes - Referee's are required to recertify every year. Kiel hosts an annual recertification in the winter. Please sign up for the recertification course at link below. There is now also an online module portion to be completed 48 hours prior to the 5 hour 1 day recert class.

Is there a fee for recertification?
Yes - Recertification is $60-$80 annually.
Sign Up at: US Soccer Referee Re-cert Course

Do I need uniforms?
Yes. As a new official, you are required to have a shirt, black shorts, referee socks, shoes/cleats, a timing device and whistle. As you gain experience, additional colored uniforms, cards, and flags will be needed. You can purchase those from many outlets including Not Just Soccer in Sheboygan, officialsports.com, Sator.com and Scheels.

How do I register?
You begin by creating an account at wisref.gameofficials.net.
There will be a New Referee course offered at Kiel High School Saturday March 28th 8am. Other courses are available at other locations.
Sign Up at: US Soccer New Referee Course

Do you have directions on how to register?
Yes - Click here for directions

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Kiel, Wisconsin 53042

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