New Referee and Recertification Classes

New Referee and Recertification Classes

New Referee Class

If you have ever been interested in refereeing and are at least 13 years old, this is your chance to give it a try. The earlier class will consist of three sessions – March 9, 11 and 13, 2019. The first day will be on a Vienna field which is currently TBD from 1:00-4:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather as this will be a rain or shine event. For the two other sessions, we will be in classroom 110 at Madison High School. We will begin at 6:15 and run until 9:15 each night. All sessions will begin promptly at their scheduled times.


If you are not able to attend the earlier class, the later class is scheduled for March 17, 2019 (on the field) and March 19 and 21, 2019 (in the classroom at Madison). The times for the sessions are the same as above.


This is a “grade 8 class” which has nothing to do with school grades and everything to do with referee grades. If you pass you will be eligible to referee or assistant referee recreational VYS games until December 2019 (at which time you will need to either recertify or upgrade). This is a great opportunity to find out if you like refereeing.


Interested? Then you will need to register by following the instructions on the State Referee web site – (please note your userid and password for future reference.) You must also complete the online training required by USSF with a score of 100% for each module. To access the online modules, sign on to Game Officials, using your userid and password, select the course you are registered for, go into the session tracker and start the online modules. Also, when registering, please use an e-mail address that you check regularly since all correspondence regarding the class will be sent via email.


If you have any questions, please contact the instructor, Diane Florkowski, at


Referee Recertification

Vienna will be holding three referee recertification clinics this year. If your badge says “2018” and you are a grade 8 or 9 referee you should attend this class so that you can referee in 2019. All classes will begin at 6:15 p.m. and run until 9:15 p.m. each night at Madison High School in Room 110. Attendance at both sessions is required for recertification. The first class will be held December 4 & 5, 2018, the second class will be held January 18 and 23, 2019, and the third class will be held February 6 & 8, 2019.

We have also added a fourth session at the Madison High School cafeteria on March 20th and 22nd from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Please contact for more information.

The classes are posted at the State Referee web site – To register you will first need to go to the State Referee web site and follow the directions. Please use an e-mail address that you check regularly. You will need to take and pass the recertification exam with a score of 80% or greater. The recertification exam is significantly harder than the new referee exam, but it is open book. Please download the most recent version of the Laws of the Game to help you while taking the exam.


For further information, please contact the instructor, Diane Florkowski -

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Mission Statement

To provide the opportunity for children of all abilities living in and near Vienna to be involved in a high-quality soccer experience.