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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.

Information for Returning Referees

If you are currently a SSG referee, but will not yet turn 14 by August 26, then we certainly hope you will continue to referee. You need to complete a registration process online with BCSA. There is NO cost. You have likely already received a reminder from BCSA to do this. This registration can be found online.

If you are currently a SSG referee and will be 14 years old by August 26, you may be interested in upgrading your skills by taking the Entry Level Referee Clinic (information below). If you are not yet interested in upgrading, but wish to continue to referee, then please complete the registration process.

If you are currently a Youth or District referee (having completed the Entry Level clinic), you will have likely already received a reminder about your annual registration. The annual fee for this is $60 (plus $4.25 user fee).  

Attendance at a Refresher clinic is a yearly requirement for registration, the Refresher clinic that you will attend in the fall will allow you to register next April 1 for the following season. SSG referees do NOT attend refresher clinics. Annual registration can be found online.

If you have any issues or questions regarding the online annual registration process or signing up for a clinic, please contact Lynda Mulder at BCSA either by email or by phone at 604-299-6401 ext: 1416 (email is likely the most effective means).

Upcoming Referee Clinics

*Currently we do not have any locally scheduled clinics however you can always check BC Soccer's website for upcoming clinics in nearby areas. BC Soccer Referee page: https://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

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.

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Registration code: fairplay

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.

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Registration code: fairplay

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.

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