Entry Level/District Referees (U14-18 games)


*At no point in the process of determining whether you should be taking an Entry Level Refresher or Small Sided REVIEW should you contact BC Soccer, they will not answer your question, only the RIC can answer this question!

 All Referee Clinics are typically held between January and April every year.

ENTRY LEVEL REFEREES:

 -Individuals who are at least 14 years old may take the Entry Level Referee Clinic.  This is the entry point to officiate 11 a-side soccer (U14 and up).  
-These Referees are also referred to as Youth Referees (14 or 15 years old) and District Referees (16 and older).  
-The Entry Level Referee clinic is 17 hours of instruction.
-Returning Youth and District referees must attend an annual 3 hour Refresher Clinic which includes a fitness test element.

 *Referees may start at either Small Sided or Entry Level if they qualify for the minimum age.

 

2017 ENTRY LEVEL CLINIC AND REFRESHER  INFORMATION

Entry Level Referee Clinics

 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 are capable to be either a referee or an assistant referee in 11 a-side soccer.  Individuals that complete 10 games for COYSA will have a portion of their registration fee reimbursed at the end of the season.

 Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 years old on the day of the clinic

Clinic Length: 17 hours

Clinic Time: Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 2pm

Clinic Fee: $125.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)

To sign up for the Entry Level Clinic:

1) Go to the BC Soccer Referee Clinics page here: http://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

2) Then scroll down and click Entry Level Referee Clinics (Administered by BC Soccer)

3) Then scroll down and click Schedule of Clinics and Registration: Click Here

4) This takes you to the Ref Center Course Management Page where there will be three drop down menus. Choose the COYSA option from the first drop down menu. 

5) Pressing Search will take you to a list of Entry Level clinics.   To register click on the blue Register button on the right hand side of the screen.

6) On the next screen input personal information and have a credit card ready to complete the registration.

 If you have any questions about this process please email Al Ryder:  kelownaref@gmail.com

 

Refresher Clinics (NOT For Small Sided Officials - See tab Small Sided Referees U7-U12 games)

 The Canadian Soccer Association and the British Columbia Soccer Association requires all referees to attend a Referee Refresher Clinic annually and register with BC Soccer 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activities. There will be a fitness test at all Refresher Clinics.

 *Prerequisite: Must have taken the Entry Level Clinic in previous years (For Small Sided referees please click the Referee tab on the left side of this page and click on Small Sided Referees (U7-U12).  See Small Sided Review at the bottom of that page).

 Clinic Length: 3 hours

Clinic Fee: FREE (once you have attended a Refresher Clinic you must re-register as a BC Soccer Referee on RefCentre.com, which is done annually at a cost of $60.00 (plus $4.25 user/system processing fee)

To sign up for a District Refresher:

1) Go to the BC Soccer Referee Clinic page here: http://www.bcsoccer.net/referee-clinics

2) Then scroll down and click Referee Refresher Clinics (Administered by BC Soccer)

3) Then scroll down and click Schedule of Clinics and Registration: Click Here

4) This takes you to the Ref Center Center's E2E System.  You will have to log into your account using your email and password you created for your E2E account. If you've never had an E2E account click on the Register option to make a new account. If you've forgotten your password click on the Forgot Password icon.

5) Once you have logged into the E2E system, look along the top of the screen and you'll see a category labeled Registration. From this drop down menu choose the option Refresher Courses.

6) Choose the refresher that works for you and then press the blue Register button on the right hand side.

7) Click on the Next button on the bottom of the next two pages to confirm your registration.

If you have any questions about this process please email Al Ryder:  kelownaref@gmail.com

 *At no point in the process of determining whether you should be taking an Entry Level Refresher or Small Sided REVIEW should you contact BC Soccer, they will not answer your question, only the RIC can answer this question!

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