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Milwaukee Kickers Referee Initiative

Milwaukee Kickers Referee Bonus
Milwaukee Kickers is excited to continue our Referee Reimbursement Policy to help offset recertification costs. Referees are eligible for this reimbursement if they match the below criteria: 

  1. Referee 8 Kickers recreational, Uihlein Spring Tournaments, and/or youth academy games in Spring 2022.
  2. Current player or parent of Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club.
  3.  Had no "no-shows" for Spring 2022.

Reimbursement amount will be proportional to the amount of referees applying for reimbursement but will not exceed $70. An application to apply for reimbursement will be live in Spring and will be shared in a future newsletter. The deadline for applying for reimbursement is July 1st, 2022. Any questions can be directed towards Kyle Trimble.

Referee Clinics

New Referee Courses 
We hope you'll join us in adding more referees to the pitch! New Grassroots Referee Courses require a combination of independent learning and in-person virtual instruction. The independent learning starts in the U.S. Learning Center, is followed by WisRef content, and finishes with a WisRef virtual session. The independent learning content can be completed at your own pace.

The total cost of the course it $70; a background check, of 18 or older is an additional $30 (for a 2-yr period). New & lapsed referee candidates who successfully complete all the requirements will receive a full reimbursement of their registration fee and background check fee, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit. 

Note: U.S. Soccer Policy mandates a minimum age of 13 to start the certification-there are no exceptions or waivers to the U.S. Soccer Policy 

Dates and times for the virtual portion of the course are TBA.

To register to become a 2022 USSF Referee please follow these steps.

In addition to the reimbursement and uniform package, many clubs and districts also provide additional referee incentives, for a minimum number of games worked in a season. Referees should contact their Assignor for more information on these programs. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the game, while learning and earning! For registration and certification questions, please contact Tom Mesalk

Additional Information
Visit for more information about being a Referee in the state of Wisconsin.