The Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) and the Madison Area Soccer Referee Unit (MASRU) are the two primary organizations which provide services to soccer referees in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
The MASRU develops, certifies and represents United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referees throughout the service area of the MAYSA. In 2008, we registered 621 new and re-certified referees; in 2007, 511 referees. Our primary service to USSF referees (youth and adult) and to the game is to annually train game officials and assignors and to provide developmental and advancement assessments. We assist and advocate for area referees. MASRU members annually elect a volunteer board of directors who organizes the unit’s activities.
The MASRU board advises the district referee administrator (appointed by the Wisconsin state referee administrator) on disciplinary issues, including assault, abuse and misconduct; assists the district director of instruction to offer instruction in our region; works with MAYSA staff to advance our shared goal of conducting USSF matches in a fair and safe manner that ensures player and spectator enjoyment.
MASRU and MAYSA
MASRU and MAYSA cooperate on a number of programs to improve the quality of soccer officiating in the area, such as mentoring of newly-certified officials. If you are a level 9 or 8 and you want a mentor, contact Linda Huttenhoff.
No Tolerance Policy
Dealing with unruly behavior: MAYSA has a strict "No Tolerance" policy regarding harassment of referees. If you encounter verbal harassment or physical abuse from anyone (player, coach or spectator) please report the incident in writing within 24hrs to MAYSA via fax at 608-276-0119 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.