Referee Corner


Would you like to become a referee?

We will be offering two levels of clinics for players, coaches or parents who wish to become referees.

Please see the information below regarding the Small Sided Game (SSG) Referee Clinic and the Entry Level Clinic.

These clinics can fill up early; so if you are interested, please follow up in a timely manner. 

Additional clinic information can be found online.

Small Sided Referee Clinic
The Small Sided Referee Clinic is the basics of refereeing and is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and may officiate in any match with players between U-6 and U-12.

Entry Level Referee Clinic
The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older).

The goal of this three day clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer. This is done with experienced referee instructors who use educational video material and practical on-field sessions. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, the Laws of the Game, Positioning, Signals, Administration of the Game, Pre-Match Preparation and Match Reporting. Successful individuals will receive their first year’s registration free.

Referee Refresher Clinic

The Canadian Soccer Association and the British Columbia Soccer Association requires all referees to attend a Referee Refresher Clinic annually and register with the BC Soccer office in order to maintain their active status.

Referee Refresher Clinics are designed to update all Registered Referees in British Columbia with any Laws of the Game changes and interpretations. The clinic content of the refresher is developed by the Referee Education Program and launched in August of each year.

I already have my courses - what now?

Please email Joy at so she can add you to the current referee list and you can start working!

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