PSU hosts training for new and existing referees
PSU is pleased to host classroom training for both new and existing referees (both certification and recertification sessions offered). This classroom training is one of two components of the curriculum offered through the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program. The other component is online training that must be successfully completed prior to the classroom sessions.
PSU-hosted recertification for EXISTING Referees
• January 5, 9am-1pm, Wagner Park*
• Register HERE for Recertification
PSU-hosted certification for NEW Referees
• February 23, 8am-4pm, Wagner Park*
• Register HERE for Certification – Participants must be 12 or older at the time of registration.
*Register early to allow time to successfully complete the online component that is required prior to attending the classroom session.
Why become a referee or continue on your refereeing journey?
Being a referee can be a fun and enjoyable way to earn money (at just 12 years old!), to become even more engaged in the great game of soccer, and to help fulfill a need in the soccer community. Read on for some of the primary benefits!
- EXERCISE – Refereeing provides the opportunity to be outside and run around, enjoy exciting games, and make a few dollars. It can keep you in shape, help you lose weight, or just provide an opportunity to have some fun.
- FILLING A NEED – The game needs referees – there continues to be a shortage of referees to cover all available games. Referees are there to make sure the game is fair, fun, and safe. You are doing a service to the community and to the players, coaches, and fans by serving as a referee.
- CHALLENGE / LEADERSHIP – Life is full of challenges and being a referee is a perfect way to learn how to meet them head-on and know that you can handle them. Learning how to cope with the emotions of players, parents and coaches while keeping yours in check will serve you well throughout your life. Other challenges are pushing yourself to learn more, run longer and faster, and to work better with your partners.
- MONEY – You can work a few hours and make pretty good money. As you improve and work higher-level games, the money improves.
- KNOWLEDGE – Knowledge is a great thing. The more you know, the more you can do and see. With a complete knowledge of the Laws of the Game, you are better referee, a better player, a better coach, and a better fan.*
Thank you to all of our PSU players that serve as referees! We hope you continue on your journey and we are looking forward to bringing on more PSU players to join the referee community.