REFEREES

PORTAGE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

New Referee courses are currently being offered by the Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program, Inc.

These courses will register the Referee for all of the 2021 calendar year.

This course is for new, first-time Referees that have not been previously registered as a Referee or a previously registered Referee that has had a lapse in registration.

As US Soccer closes their registrations on June 30 of every year, if as a recertifying Referee you did not register for 2020, you would fall into the category of having a “lapse in registration”.

Course Requirements

New Grassroots Referees must:

(1) Complete all US Soccer required assignments in the Learning Center

(2) Create a GameOfficials account

(3) Successfully complete all pre-course work

(4) Attend an in-person Virtual online course

This is a 16-hour course

The first 8 hours will be in the US Soccer Learning Center completing their required assignments.

Before the pandemic, you would have then attended an 8-hour in-person course for the remaining 8 hours of training.

The Instruction team has taken those remaining 8 hours of training and split them up as follows:

4 hours additional pre-course work (on your own)

4 hours Virtual online Zoom Course (with Instructors)

This will meet the requirements to register you as a new Grassroots Referee.

These are the steps to register as a 2021 USSF Referee.

1) Create a Referee profile in the US Soccer Learning Center (SignUp.Profiles.Courses 2021-03-19.pdf, attached).  This profile is that of the Referee, not the parent. If you have been a Referee or a coach, you will already have an identity; please do not create a duplicate profile.

If you are 18 or older, you will be promoted to pay for and complete a 2-year background check, and complete the SafeSport module – if you turn 18 during a registration period, you will be required to complete the background check and SafeSport in order to continue refereeing.

2) Register in the following course 2021-New Grassroots Referee -Assignment Course (further information is listed in this course-please read those instructions).

3) Then go to Courses/My Courses/Go to Classroom/Assignments and complete all US Soccer required assignments in this course.

4) Set up a GameOfficials account for assignments (see GameOfficials Account Setup 2021-03-19.pdf attached) or https://wisref.gameofficials.net

Referees will be creating an account in our 1234 system. Again, this is for the Referee, not the parent. Please include the Referee’s full address. Once the Referee has successfully completed all requirements for their 2021 registration, their 1233 assignment account will be activated.

5) Notify sue@wisref.org for instructions for the pre-course work

6) Once the pre-course work is completed, again notify sue@wisref.org for the date/time for the Virtual online courses.

7) Attend a Virtual online course

8) Badges will be mailed out upon successful completion of all the above steps.

MAYSA Game Formats

Roster, field, ball, goal sizes for all age groups

WYSA/MAYSA Game Formats

Roster, field, ball, goal sizes for all age groups:

 

U5 & U6

Players on field: 4 V 4 no goal keepers

Field: L (25‐35y) X W (15-25y)

Ball:  Size 3

Goals: 4’ X 6’ (hockey goals or flag goals)

Roster: Up to 6 recommended for single field or 12 for side‐by‐side fields format.

Playing time:  4 quarters of 8 minutes each.

 

U7 & U8

Players on field: 4 V 4 no goal keepers

Field: L (25‐35y) X W (15-25y)

Ball:  Size 3

Goals: 4’ X 6’ (recommended) up to 6’ X 12’

Up to 6 recommended for single field or 12 for side‐by‐side fields format.

Playing time:  4 quarters of 8 minutes each.

 

U9 & U10

Players on field: 7 V 7 including a goalkeeper

Field: L (55-65y) X W (35-45y)

Ball:  Size 4

Goals: 6’ X 18’

Playing time:  2 halves of 25 minutes each

Roster: Up to 14

 

U11 & U12

Players on field: 9 V 9 including a goalkeeper

Field: L (70-80y) X W (45-55y)

Goals: 7’ x 21’ are recommended, but 6’x18’ are acceptable

Ball:  Size 4

Playing time:  2 halves of 30 minutes each

Roster: Up to 16

 

U13 & U14

Numbers: 11 V 11 including a goalkeeper

Field: L (100-120y) X W(60-80y).  100-105y long x 60-65y wide recommended.

Goals: 8’ x 24’

Ball:  Size 5

Playing time:  2 halves of 35 minutes each

Roster: 22 maximum; no more than 18 can “suit up” per game

 

U15 & U16

Players on field: 11 V 11 including a goalkeeper

Field: L (100-120y) X W(60-80y).  105-110 long x 65-70 wide recommended.

Goals: 8’ x 24’

Ball:  Size 5

Playing time:  2 halves of 40 minutes each

Roster: 22 maximum; no more than 18 can “suit up” per game

 

U17 & U18   

Player on field: 11 V 11 including a goalkeeper

Field: L (100-120y) X W(60-80y).  110-115 long x 70-80 wide recommended.

Goals: 8’ x 24’

Ball:  Size 5

Playing time:  2 halves of 45 minutes each

Roster: 22 maximum; no more than 18 can “suit up” per game