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Message Regarding Entry Level Referee Course

US Soccer has made some major changes to the learning center and how we run the instructional part of becoming a new referee.

One positive change is the course is now only one day because the new referee will do much of the learning online.  (Cost of the online course is $20.00 and payable online with credit card).

Entry level referee classes were held in Wichita each year during July and in January or February.  Fee is $35 per referee.

REFEREE PAY RATES PER GAME FOR WRSA:

$17.00     U5-U8  Center

$20.00    U9-U10  Center         $15.00  AR

$25.00     U11-U12 Center       $16.00   AR

$30.00     U13-U14 Center       $21.00  AR

$36.00     U15-U16 Center       $26.00  AR

$40.00     U17 – U19 Center     $30.00  AR

Whether you have experience already or you are looking to be certified to be a referee, we have everything you need to ref at Stryker!

Essential Information for WRSA Referees:

  1. Become a certified USSF Referee
  2. Register with WRSA as a Referee
  3. Get assigned games
  4. Get Paid!

Become a Certified USSF Referee:

USSF Entry Level Certification (ELC) classes for new referees are offered twice a year – in January and July.  See information above regarding the change in structure of the ELC classes.

Officials must turn 14 BEFORE January 1 of the following year to officiate at WRSA in the Fall.   You must turn 14 on or before December 31, 2019 to officiate in Fall 2019.

Officials must turn 14 BEFORE July 1 of the same year to officiate at WRSA in the Spring.   You must turn 14 on or before June 30, 2020 to officiate in Spring 2020.

All WRSA Referees must be USSF Certified in good standing.  Once you are certified, you are licensed to referee in any USSF Sanctioned League or  Tournament, regardless of the state.

USSF Recertification classes for existing referees are offered in November.  This is a one day class (4.5 hours) and allows the referee to renew their USSF certification and receive a badge for the year.

Registration and Information:  To register, go to the Kansas Referee website:  www.kansasreferee.org

If you have questions, send an email to:  WichitaSoccerReferee@gmail.com

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Register with WRSA as a Referee:  It is important that you first register with WRSA before you contact the assignor to get games.  You can find all of the required forms on this Referee page.  The below forms are required to be submitted to the WRSA Office, wrsaoffice@strykersportscomplex.com, before you can be assigned for games.

  • WRSA Referee Agreement
  • W-9 IRS form for reporting earnings to the IRS and State of Kansas
  • Direct Deposit Authorization – WRSA only makes payments electronically
  • Referee Waiver

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Get Assigned Games:

Mark Bernat is the WRSA Referee Assignor.  In order to get games, you must first register on his website as a referee that you are interested in getting assigned games.  Go to Mark’s website at http://referees.wichitasoccer.com.

  • Always submit your availability as early as it is known for all future dates.  You can always update your availability if something changes.
  • Check the website the week before the games begin for the schedule.  Schedule normally posted by Monday evening.
  • Confirm your assignments via email to mark.bernat@gmail.com.  Unconfirmed games will be assigned to other referees.
  • Always double check the schedule each Friday before league games.
  • Fulfill your commitments.  Cancelling assigned games late in the week causes scheduling issues.  Multiple cancellations will result in less assignments for future weekends.

Pay dates and information:  Effective August 2019, preferred method of payment is direct deposit to a checking or savings account the Friday following the weekend games.  1099’s are generated at year-end for any referee earning more than $600 in the prior calendar year.  Please consult your tax adviser how to file.

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February 2019

Entry Level Certification (ELC) – Saturday Class

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Participant must attend both Saturday classes:  February 2 and February 9 (9:00am - 2:00pm on both days).  

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Entry Level Certification (ELC) – Sunday Class

February 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Participants must attend both Sunday classes:  February 10 and February 24 (9:00am - 2:00pm on both days).

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Entry Level Certification (ELC) – Sunday Class

February 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Participants must attend both Sunday classes:  February 10 and February 24 (9:00am - 2:00pm on both days).

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March 2019

Referee Development Program

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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Free Referee Clinic 3-21-19

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April 2019

Referee Training and Development Program

April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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  Referees of ALL levels are encouraged to attend a FREE training and development session on Monday, April 15th at Stryker Sports Complex Indoor Field from 6:00pm - 8:00pm This is an opportunity to gain experience, improve mechanics, build confidence, and develop the skills needed to advance.  These are field training sessions, designed to actively develop the skills used during games.  We partner with local teams and players, and work through scenarios that are derived from game situations. Please RSVP…

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December 2019

USSF Referee Recertification Class December 7

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Maize South High School, 3701 N Tyler Road
Wichita, KS 67205 United States
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USSF Referee Recertification Class December 28

December 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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January 2020

USSF Referee Recertification Class January 11

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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July 2020

ELC Ref Class

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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Stryker Sports Complex Referee Class!! Indoor Building July 25th from 9:00am to 3:00pm Register Here!!!  

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August 2020

ELC Ref Class

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N Greenwich
Wichita, KS 67226 United States
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Stryker Sports Complex Referee Class!! Indoor Building July 25th from 9:00am to 3:00pm Register Here!!!  

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