WLYSA Referee Program

The WLYSA Referee Program provides youth 12+ years old and adults the opportunity to utilize their BC Soccer Referee Certification.

Referees assist Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association with officiating games throughout the year and are paid by set honorarium based on age group and type of game officiated. 

All qualified, and certified referees are able to apply to WLYSA to be contacted and scheduled for games throughout the year. 

Referee Certification Requirements

The following is required of referees to be eligible to apply to the WLYSA Referee Program:


  • Referees interested in officiating games for U7 - U12 age groups must be 12 years of age or older, and certified by completing the Small Sided Referee Clinic through BC Soccer.
  • Referees that are 14 years of age or older and interested in officiating games for the Referee’s current age group or under, must be certified by completing the Small Sided Module and Entry Level Referee Clinic through BC Soccer.
  • Referees that have previously completed either the Small Sided or Entry Level Courses must complete the required annual registrations and refreshers to maintain their certification level. 


Full details are available on the BC Soccer Website: https://www.bcsoccer.net/referees/ 


Referee Courses

WLYSA in partnership with other Cariboo Youth Soccer District members (100 Mile House and Quesnel) plan to host online and in-person clinics for yearly certification of interested referees in the Small Sided and Entry Level Clinics. 

All components of the courses must be completed to receive full certification. 

Dates and Times will be posted here with a link to register through refcentre.com when available. 

All courses will be completed throughout Late March and April. 


Referee Course Reimbursement Policy

WLYSA will reimburse all referees for their annual course fees following their participation in the WLYSA Referee Program. At least one (1) game must be officiated to be eligible for the course reimbursement. 

Course reimbursement will be included in the end of the season honorarium cheques.


Apply to be a WLYSA Referee

Once referees have competed their certification, they may apply to the WLYSA Referee Program to be contacted and scheduled for games throughout the year. 

- Application Link to be posted closer to course completion dates - 


Referee Code of Conduct

All referees that apply into the WLYSA Referee Program will be required to sign, acknowledge and understand the WLYSA Referee Code of Conduct.

- Link to be posted following final review by Directors. -

The Code of Conduct outlines the expectations that WLYSA has for each referee and the support each referee can expect from WLYSA. 


Referee Welcome 

WLYSA will be hosting a referee welcome evening for referees, and parents to go over the Code of Conduct and answer any questions prior to the start of the spring season. 

Potential Dates: May 1st or May 2nd. 


For any questions and assistance, please contact Alexis (admin@wlysa.com

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