REFEREE COURSE TIMING Our New Referee and our Referee Recertification courses are mostly from November through March – the “off season” for outdoor soccer. We also may have a few late summer New Referee as well as Referee Recertification courses, in July or August. These courses are typically not added until mid-June to July, as we are in the middle of the outdoor season April through June. NEW REFEREE A
Grade 9 & 8 referees are not required to complete a physical fitness test. Grade 5, 6, & 7 referees are required to pass an annual fitness test conducted with Wisconsin. Grade 4 & 3 referees complete their fitness test at an Referee Training Seminar conducted by USSF. Grade 2 & 1 referees complete their fitness test according to FIFA requirements.
Recertification clinics are conducted from July through February for the next registration year. Wisconsin typically conducts a minimum of 60 recertification clinics throughout the state during this time frame. If you missed out on 60 clinics throughout eight months, then you have failed to meet the annual certification requirements set forth by the United States Soccer Federation and are not permitted to referee. You can either attend an entry level