Referee Clinics

Small Sided Referee Clinics

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.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 Years old
Clinic Length: 6 hours
Clinic Time: will depend on the request
Clinic Fee: $25.00 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee) NOTE: as of April 1, 2015 the Small Sided Referee Clinic Fee is $40.00 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee.
Schedule of Clinics and Registration CLICK HERE

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. Successful individuals have their first year’s registration free.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic
Clinic Length: 17 hours
Clinic Time: Friday 6pm – 10pm – Saturday 9am – 5pm – Sunday 9am – 2pm
Clinic Fee: $125.00 (plus a $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)

Schedule of Clinics and Registration: CLICK HERE

UPCOMING Entry Level Referee Clinic put on by POCO Euro-Rite FC

Dates (all 17 hours) 
Friday December 16th 6pm – 10pm, 
Saturday December 17th 9am – 5pm, 
Sunday December 18th 9am – 2pm
Location: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Steps on how to Register:
    1. To register please  CLICK HERE
    2. Search for Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite FC
    3. Lower Mainland
    4. December 16, 2016 – December 18, 2016

(All eligible POCO Euro-Rite FC referees were sent an email with a CODE which will be needed to register, if you did not get the email, please contact ).


Referee Refresher Clinics

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.  For more information on this process, including timings to register / re-register, please visit our “Referee Annual Registration” page)

Schedule of Clinics and Registration: CLICK HERE (you must log into your referee account to be able to register/sign up for any refresher clinics)
*all referees are required to register for their free Refresher clinic