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Get your whistle on!

Coaches, parents, players, siblings and community members are invited to earn a USSF Referee Badge. The minimum age requirement to complete the course is 12 years old. More information is available at under "Become a Referee" and “Referee Training.”

The Madison Area Soccer Referee Unit sponsors entry level referee courses prior to each season. Those courses are called New Referee Course Online. There is prerequisite online training and a one-day classroom session.

There are several steps that each referee candidate will need accomplish before attending the course:

  1. Register for the course - Go to and click “Referee Courses.” Select “New Referee Course Online.” Choose a course by clicking the green course number and follow the registration steps. Online payment is required using a credit or debit card at the time of registration.
  2. Successfully complete online training - Complete the online training (about eight hours) BEFORE attending the course. The online training can only be accessed after registration. Instructions for accessing the online training are available in the course details.
  3. Purchase basic referee equipment - Bring the referee equipment listed in the course details to use during our practice sessions. More information is available at under "Become a Referee" and “Referee Training.”