Project Description

ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE APPLICATION & COURSE INFORMATION

RETURNING REFEREE AND INDOOR REGISTRATION

REFEREE MANAGEMENT

WHAT IS IT?

The Entry Level Referee Courses are offered each year in the spring for anyone interested in becoming a referee. The Entry Level Referee Course is composed of a theory portion and a practical on-field session followed by an online exam. The theory portion of the Entry Level Referee Course is currently being delivered as self-directed online material with the addition of a classroom session(s) for Law 11 and Law 12. The Law 11 and Law 12 classroom session(s) is combined with the on-field practical session. The on-field practical sessions are in-person sessions and must be attended to complete the Entry Level Referee Course.

The Entry Level Referee Course is an application process.

  • Due to limited available refereeing opportunities, not all applications will be accepted
  • If you are not accepted the first year you apply, we encourage you to apply again in following years
  • There is no fee to apply
  • Applicants MUST apply to the Entry Level Referee Course in their home region
    • For example, if you live in the Bridgewater you must apply for the South Shore course
  • The minimum age to apply for an Entry Level Referee Course is 14 years of age
    • No exceptions can be made
  • If your application is accepted, an invitation to the course in your region will be sent via email
  • If the invitation is accepted, the Entry Level Referee Course Confirmation registration must be completed including payment

Please select 2022 Entry Level Referee Application when applying.

2022 Timeline for Entry Level Referee Applications – Closes March 28 at 4:00 pm

Step 1 – complete the Entry Level Referee Application before the March 28 deadline

Step 2 – if the applicant is successful, the invite for the Entry Level Referee Course Registration will be sent – March 31

Step 3 – accept the Entry Level Referee Course invite and complete the registration and payment (in full or installments) – once this is completed you are registered for the full course (online theory, on-field/classroom sessions and exam)

Step 4 – once the registration and payment have been received an email invite will be sent within 2-3 business days to the appropriate Google Classroom for your region for the online theory component

Step 5 – accept the Google Classroom invite and begin the self-directed online theory – this is to be completed by April 30

Step 6 – attend the on-field practical/classroom sessions for your area (late April/early May) – receive your whistle, flag, cards and card book and Canada Soccer Badge

Step 7 – once the online theory and on-field practical/classroom sessions are complete for each region – the online exam will be sent to the registrants

Step 8 – if the online exam is completed and passed, the registrants will be classified Entry Level Referees and will be provided with additional information about the Referee Management Platform for game assignments, setting availability, etc.

KEY COMPONENTS

REFEREE DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

This referee development plan is designed as a primary action plan for staff and key stakeholders responsible for delivering soccer over several layers of development throughout the province.

SOCCER NOVA SCOTIA

CONTACT US

Carman King
902-445-0265

Director of Referees
ref.services@soccerns.ca

Kate Wigglesworth
902-445-0265

Office Manager
admin@soccerns.ca