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Why Become a Referee?

There are many reasons why normal, healthy and seemingly intelligent people choose to become referees - money, love of the game, already know more than those idiots that are refereeing now, want to know the real rules of soccer, to be a better player, to be a better coach, and so on. No one becomes a referee to get unsolicited abuse! It doesn’t matter what reason brings you to your first referee training course, in a short while you will be part of a fellowship of referees that you didn’t even know existed!  And you are in for lifelong learning. 

The first step to become a referee is to take a certified referee training course. BC Soccer is the certifying body for all referees. Courses are held in spring in the Interior and in the summer/fall in the Coastal Region. The BC Soccer Website has a complete listing of courses that are being held in various locations around the province. Candidates sign up for the training online by visiting the BC Soccer website.

If you are ready to take that step click here to go to BC Soccer to find course details. The Entry Level Clinic is the first one for people 14 years of age and older.

If you want a referee to call you, send an email to bcreferees@gmail.com and someone will be in touch by phone or email (your choice).

Once you have become a referee you can then join this Association. You can do that right from this website. Come out to a referee meeting (see the events calendar) and meet other referees. 

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