Update June 3, 2020
Thank you for your patience waiting for information on the upcoming season during these unprecedented times. A Return to Soccer Activity Plan has been created by Soccer Nova Scotia, but has not yet been approved by Canada Soccer or the Province of Nova Scotia. See below for the link to Soccer Nova Scotia’s Return to Soccer Activity – 5 Step Process.
The Return to Soccer Activity Plan has multiple phases and starts with social distance training in small groups once approved. On June 1, Soccer Nova Scotia and its Member leagues announced that there will be no sanctioned soccer activity such as exhibition games, league games, tournaments or Provincial Championships for the 2020 summer season. See below for the link for this announcement.
An Indoor season in some areas may be possible later in the fall, but is dependent on how things progress within the province. With no games or competitions this summer, there will be no opportunity to officiate. It is unlikely that there will be School Soccer (NSSAF), ACAA or AUS in the fall, but is uncertain at this time. Please keep in mind that to officiate should an Indoor soccer season, ACAA, AUS and/or NSSAF championships proceed in the fall/winter, referees must be registered and have completed a refresher course.
We will continue to update this page with information as it becomes available.
Online modules of the Referee Refresher Course have been created due to the inability to offer in-person Referee Refresher Courses.
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia and Member Leagues Notification of 2020 Summer Season Cancellation
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia’s Return to Soccer Activity – 5 Step Process (May 29, 2020)
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia – May Soccer Cancellation and AGM Postponement
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia – April Soccer Cancellation Announcement
Click here for Soccer Nova Scotia Contingency Planning COVID-19
The 2020 Returning Referee Renewal Registration is now available.
If you are looking for information on the Entry Level Referee Application or Courses, click here to be redirected to the Entry Level Referee Application page.
New to this year’s Returning Referee Renewal Registration:
- You must register online using the 2020 Returning Referee Renewal Registration form prior to attending a Referee Refresher Course.
- You will be required to select the Referee Refresher Course you plan to attend from a dropdown list on the registration form.
- The complete list of the Referee Refresher Courses is listed below. For the Digby area, the date, time and location are still to be confirmed.
Your current registration expires on March 31, 2020.
Click here for the Demosphere 2020 Returning Referee Renewal Registration Guidelines – updated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IF YOU REGISTERED AS A REFEREE THROUGH DEMOSPHERE IN 2019, YOU HAVE A HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT ALREADY. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT AS THIS AFFECTS YOUR STATUS ON THE REFEREE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNT, PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com FOR ASSISTANCE.
To be eligible for games in April 2020, you must register ONLINE, make payment online or by cheque prior to March 31, 2020 and complete a Referee Refresher Course prior to March 31, 2020.
As well, for the new 11-Aside U15/U17 AAA leagues, referees must register online to select the Referee Refresher Course they plan to attend. The Referee Refresher Course must be completed prior to officiating any games at the end of March.
Cheque payments, made payable to Soccer Nova Scotia, may be made in person at Soccer Nova Scotia located at 210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax or mailed to:
210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 0J2
Please ensure cheque payments are received by March 31, 2020 if you intend to officiate games in April 2020.
Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. To be added to the List of Active Referees, the following must be completed:
- Online Registration
- Payment – online preferred or payment by cheque by March 31, 2020
- Refresher Course attended
Cash payments are no longer accepted at the Soccer Nova Scotia office.
If you have any questions regarding your Returning Referee Renewal Registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Refresher Course List