Vision Soccer Academy

VSA's Referees

About VSA's Referees

Are you interested in becoming a soccer official? Officiating is a great way to
enjoy the excitement of the players and get some physical exercise. While
our recreational referees earn around $15 a game for the U8’s, the pay
increases to over $50 for select games. In a few short years a referee can
gain the experience to officiate at the high school and collegiate level.

If you are looking for more information about officiating, check the FAQ and other referee information on this page. The USSF has online information to assist with referee development. During the MLS season there are weekly reviews of professional games and the decisions made by officials. These weekly reviews offer excellent training opportunities for officials at all levels.


The mission of the Director of Referees is to facilitate a high quality officiating for VSA games and to provide players and parents with a framework to achieve their fullest potential as soccer players. 


The Vision of the Director of Referees is the existence of a culture of mutual respect
among all VSA players, parents, coaches and officials, as well as our guests from other clubs, such that each and every match is fully enjoyable for all involved.

If you have questions about Refereeing, please email us at  Referee Email.

Code of Ethics for Referees

I will always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.

I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position.

I will always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.

I will attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the Laws of the Game, their proper interpretation and their application.

I will always strive to achieve maximum team work with my fellow officials.

I will be loyal to my fellow officials and never knowingly promote criticism of them.

I will be in good physical condition.

I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.

I will do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work.

I will not make statements about any games except to clarify an interpretation of the Laws of the Game.

I will not discriminate against nor take undue advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

I consider it a privilege to be a part of the United States Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.

Clinics and Recertification

There are several clinics and re-certifications courses that are offered in the Des Moines Area during the year.  To view a calendar of Iowa Referee Clinics go to the
Iowa Referee Committee Website.

Referee Contact Information

Referee Director: Seth Woodcock
Referee Email


Welcome to the Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee Website!

The Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee serving central Iowa communities: Waukee, Adel, Clive, Dallas Center, Earlham, Grimes, Norwalk, Perry, Polk City, Urbandale, Van Meter, West Des Moines, and Winterset.

Complex located at 2655 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263