Being a Referee is a great opportunity to be a role model to our youth and earn some extra income.
There are 3 levels of referee opportunities
- Small-Sided Games Referee (U6-U10). Referees must have turned 12 by September 1 of the current year, and have completed the relevant referee training program.
- Entry Level Referee (U6-U15). Referees must have turned 14 by September 1 of the current year, and have completed the relevant referee training program and/or attended the annual Refresher Course.
- District Level Referee (all amateur matches). Referees must have turned 16 by September 1 of the current year, and have completed the relevant referee training program and/or attended the annual Refresher Course.
Port Moody Soccer Club does not use referees for our U6 and U7 divisions, and requires referees to be a minimum of 2 years older than the age of the players in the match they are refereeing. This does not apply to Assistant Referees.
Please contact the Referee-In-Chief should you be interested in officiating this season.
Referee Clinic Updates 2020
Over the past few months, following guidance from its governing bodies (viaSport and Canada Soccer), BC Soccer has been working to reformat how referee clinics are delivered so referees are educated in an engaging way while their physical contact and interaction is limited.
Refresher Clinic 2020/2021 - Coastal
The 2020-2021 Refresher Clinic will be delivered online and “in-person” via Zoom. Referees will log into their RefCentre account and register for a Refresher Clinic. Upon completing registration and payment, referees will complete a short online module by watching a video and answering questions at the end. The questions are straightforward; however, to ensure referees have reviewed the material, a mark of 80% is required to complete the module. Following this, referees will attend the session they’ve signed up for (via Zoom) with a BC Soccer Referee Instructor. This session will be approximately 2-hours in length; changes to the Laws of the Game will be reviewed in more detail with an extra focus on offside. Based on the timeline provided from E2E, the developer of RefCentre, the 2020/2021 Refresher Clinic will be available to referees to sign up for by the end of September.
Small Sided Clinic
Students seeking to become Small-Sided Referees will continue to register for the Small-Sided Clinic through RefCentre; however, the delivery of the current Small Sided Clinic has been revised to consist of two 2-hour Zoom sessions and one 2-hour on-field session with a BC Soccer Referee Instructor. Following attendance at all three sessions, students will be provided access to the Small Sided Referee exam by their Referee Instructor. Students will be given 48 hours to complete the exam. Students that receive the passing mark of 70% will receive their Small-Sided Referee badge in the mail.
BC Soccer will provide updated Small-Sided Clinic Host requirements (as there is no classroom required right now) in the coming days. Following this (by the end of September), BC Soccer will begin accepting Small Sided Clinic requests.
Entry Level Clinic
The updated delivery of the Entry Level Clinic now consists of 17 Law-based modules, followed by a 7-hour in person session. Similar to the other clinics, to limit physical interaction, the 7-hour in person session will be delivered by a BC Soccer Referee Instructor through two 2-hour sessions via Zoom and one 3-hour on field session.
Students will register for the Entry Level Clinic via RefCentre. Upon completion of the 17 law-based modules, students will complete the first part of the Entry Level exam. Following this, students will attend the Zoom and on-field sessions and then take the second part of the Entry Level exam. Students who successfully complete the Clinic with a passing mark of 80% or higher will receive their referee badge in the mail.
BC Soccer will provide updated Entry Level Clinic Host requirements (as there is no classroom required right now) in the coming days. To accommodate the revised Entry Level Clinic, updates to the RefCentre platform are still in development. BC Soccer has been advised that the updates are to be completed by mid-October; therefore, will begin accepting Entry Level Clinic hosting request at that time.