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Referee Information

2016 COYSA Referee Information

Along with learning to play the game of soccer, another area to explore is refereeing the game, and we encourage many of our players to give reffing a try.  It will give you a different insight on soccer, and provide a little spending money as well.  Referee training, coordination and certification is coordinated by COYSA. Details regarding all aspects of being a COYSA referee can be found in the "referee" section of the Central Okanagan Youth Soccer website at www.centraloksoccer.com.

How do I become a referee?

In order to become a referee, you have to attend (and pass!) a clinic.

SMALL SIDED REFEREES
 Individual must be at least
12 years old before taking a clinic/course to become a Small-Sided Referee.  They may officiate in any match with players between U and U12.  The clinic is six hours of instruction.  Referees returning to officiate in the years following their first year are required to attend a 2 hour Refresher clinic.

ENTRY LEVEL REFEREES
Individuals who are at least 14 years old may take the Entry Level Referee Clinic.  This is the entry point to offiiate 11 a side soccer (U14 and up).  These referees are also referred to as Youth Referees (14 or 15 years old) and District Referees (16 and older).  The Entry Level Referee clinic is 17 hours of instruction, run over a weekend, Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.  These referees must attend an annual 3 hour refresher which includes a fitness test elemtn.

For information on dates and costs of the 2016 Referee Clinics, please go to the COYSA website www.centraloksoccer.com , and click on the Referees tab on the left side.

Referee Contacts -- The referee in chief for COYSA is Darnell Johnson.   He would be the person to contact with any general questions or issues involving rules or other referee related items.  He is also the referee scheduler for all divisional (U14 - U18) games, and can be contacted at ric@centraloksoccer.com

Kellen Duckworth  is the KYSA scheduler for mini soccer groups (U7-U12).  He is responsible for assigning referees to those games.  He can be contacted at gtduckworth@shaw.ca


Referee mentors have been appointed to work with our mini-soccer referees to help them with the technical aspects of refereeing, with dealing with players and coaches,  and solidifying their knowledge of the rules of the game.  Check back here in March for contact information.


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