Who is WMSOA?
The West Michigan Soccer Officials Association (WMSOA) is an organization of Metro Grand Rapids and Lakeshore Area Soccer Officials. It is one of two official Michigan chapters of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) and is also the local organization representing Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSSA). Our members include USSF, NISOA and MHSAA officials.

To promote soccer; to maintain a high standard of refereeing; to encourage fair play and sportsmanship; to make available an adequate number of well trained and capable referees; and to cooperate with other organizations in promoting soccer.

Joining WMSOA
WMSOA membership is open to all interested soccer officials.  All members in good standing receive the association newsletter, an opportunity to attend training clinics, and are eligible to receive college and high school game assignments, provided they are certified by the appropriate organizations.  If you are interested in joining please contact Bill Wagner (616 -363-4151) or email at [email protected] for more details.

Annual Dues: $45

WMSOA is the local (West Michigan) chapter of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) and also is a local organization of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

What it means to you
WMSOA provides instruction as well as written and physical testing opportunities for its members to gain and maintain certifications with NISOA and MHSAA. The organization provides high school and college game assignments for referees, many yearly clinics, and a fall and spring Cracker Barrel meeting to discuss current rule changes, policy changes, as well as to get members input. In order to officiate in NISOA and MHSAA, you must be a member of WMSOA.

The executive board has several meetings during the year. The meetings are open to our members. To schedule a time to address the board at one of the meetings please contact the president.


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