BC Soccer to host Provincial Referee Clinic in December 2013

BC Soccer’s Referee Program is pleased to inform the refereeing community and the wider membership that during the weekend of December 20 through 22 a Provincial Referee Clinic will be taking place in the Lower Mainland.

This level clinic is designed to combine practical and theoretical sessions, that are both on-field and in classroom.  Additionally, a full FIFA Fitness Test will be conducted.

This clinic is open to BC Soccer Registered Referees who are current Regional Level Referees with a minimum of 1 season’s experience at this level.  The exception to this are Registered BC Soccer District Referees with a minimum of 1 season’s experience and have shown exceptional on field performance via BC Soccer’s Referee Assessment Program.

Any Referee who is interested in attended this course, must apply by submitting the following documentation to by November 20, 2013 at 4:30pm.
- Letter stating reason you wish to attend,
- Referee specific resume (i.e. listing course, clinics, education session, assessment received, fitness testing scores, etc.)

All applicants will be reviewed by the Referee Program; however only those selected to participant in the clinic will be contacted.

It is important to note that the minimum standard for referee to attend this level of clinic is to have 1 above grade assessment and a fitness test score of 8 for males or 7 for females.

Application Review Timelines and Clinic Fee

BC Soccer will review the applications during the week commencing November 25 and will confirm to the successful applicants on November 29.

Applicants will be required to confirm participation in the clinic by no later than December 6.

All confirmed participants must pay the $154.25 clinic fee prior to December 15, 2013.

Clinic Details

Date: December 20-22, 2013
Location: North Vancouver (Bubble) and Richmond (Oval)
Times: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm, and Sunday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Referee who are successful in passing this level clinic are not automatically upgraded to the Provincial Level, however this will provide them with one of the criteria that is included in the annual review of all referees in BC for the purpose of classifying (upgrading/downgrading).

About BC Soccer Referee Program

The BC Soccer's Referee Program exists to support and foster the development and education of referees from the grassroots to elite levels of refereeing throughout British Columbia.

The goal of BC Soccer is to provide member referees across British Columbia with the tools necessary to help build the future of soccer in British Columbia and to development referees.

If referees strive to be successful they will need more than law interpretation skill and experience; although these are both indispensable. Being a successful soccer referee is about personal desire towards continuing education and learning about the game and the Laws which govern it.  

The BC Soccer Referee Program needs to be a shared and cooperative program with a proactive vision for the betterment of the game. Ultimately, OUR success will be measured by the growth of the game, at all levels, in British Columbia.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.    

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