Referee Education and Support

WAGS is committed to increasing the quantity and quality of female soccer referees in the United States. Programs will include partnerships with clubs, leagues, state and national associations to promote female referees.

Exciting News !!! So far WAGS has sponsored and helped certified 59 New Female Referees since March.

WAGS Sponsored Female-Only New Referee Certification Course was held August 4th & 5th in Richmond, VA


Classroom & On-Field Training: Curriculum included pre-class online tutorials, classroom instruction on the Laws of the Game (LOTG) as well as on-field training in mechanics, positioning, and teamwork. A written test was given and graded at the end of the class and all participants who received a passing grade were newly certified soccer referees – 100% PASSED. Instructors also provided additional information about next steps to begin working as a soccer referee.

WAGS 2018 Inaugural March Grade 8 All Female Referee Class with their Instructor’s

Upon successful completion of the course, all registration fees the candidates paid was reimbursed by WAGS!