Registration and Licensing

The state association requires all coaches to obtain a Coach Pass and coaching license. The state issues the Coach Pass as part of their risk management program.

Coaches must have a current Coach Pass in order to be present on the sideline at games. If no adults have a valid Pass, the game will not be played.

Coaches obtain licenses by attending coaching courses. All Geneva Lake United recreational coaches are required to attend the free clinic to obtain the Y1 license. Select team coaches need at least the E license.

Referee Payment

When you play home games, you will be responsible for paying the referees before the game. You will receive a check from the club at the beginning of the season. You need to bring enough cash to pay all the referees at the game (one referee for U8, one referee and two assistant referees at all other games). The fees are listed at the Wisref website.

Maps to Away Fields

The Stateline League maintains field location information and maps for all the clubs in the league on their website.

Playing Rules

Coaches need to know the rules of soccer. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) prints the US version of the Laws of the Game. The Laws apply to all soccer games, except as amended for location and age groups.

Wisconsin Youth Soccer, our state organization, adopted modified rules written by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) to encourage small-sided youth games.

Most of our teams play in the Stateline League for recreational teams. The league’s guidelines regarding field and ball size, length of games, and other details is available at the Stateline website.