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Small Sided Games Referee

Small Sided Referee/Small Sided Referee Refresher Clinic – Tuesday April 11 2017 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) – Room 138 at the Columneetza Campus of Lake City Secondary School

There is an outdoor portion to this clinic – please dress appropriately

Small Sided Games Referee
The Small Sided Games Referee is where the basics of refereeing is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing the certification clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Games Referee and may officiate in any under 12 and below match.
Pre-requisite: 2005 birth year or older

**Contact Rob at the WLYSA office to register or for more information**

The Entry Level clinic is a 3 day course scheduled for March 31/April1/April 2  2017 (6-9pm/9am-4pm/9am-2pm).

Please log on to to create a referee account if you would like to take the Entry Level referee clinic (see explanation below).

The Refresher Course (explanation below) has been scheduled TBD. If you have already taken the Entry Level course and need to take the Refresher Course please log in and register for the refresher course.

Information and dates for the Small Sided and Small Sided Refresher referee courses will be distributed as soon as these clinics have been fully set up.

If you have any questions related to officiating please contact the WLYSA office (phone 250-392-1103 or by e-mail

 *Please note that once a referee has officiated 5 games in a season for WLYSA they will be refunded their refereeing course costs by WLYSA*

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 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 video educational 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, and Pre-Match Preparation & Match Reporting.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic Clinic Length: 17 hours Clinic Time. Clinic Fee: $125.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)


Referee Refresher Clinics

The Referee refresher Clinic is scheduled for April 2 2017 (2-5 pm) at TRU.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity and there will be a Fitness test at all Refresher Clinics

Pre-requisite: Must currently be a BC Soccer Registered Official Clinic Length: 3 hours.

Clinic Fee: FREE (once you have attended a Refresher Clinic you must re-register as a BC Soccer Referee, which is to be done annually with BC Soccer)

*all referees are required to register for their free Refresher clinic


Referee Pay Scale – updated December 2015 – click on the link to view

WLYSA Referee Pay Scale


Referee Development Model