The Referee Scheduler, Ed Soltysik. You can also talk to your club referee scheduler for 8-aside games.
You must be at least 12 years old to attend the Small-Sided Referee Clinic or at least 14 years old to attend the Entry Level Referee Clinic.
All referee clinics are subject to a fee.
The different levels of referees are actually called ’classes’ and start out at Small-Sided Referee (which is a basic course and is oriented towards mini soccer (U6 – U10). The next is Entry Level, then District Level, Regional Level, Provincial Level, National Level and FIFA Referee (which is the highest level that can be obtained).
Except for Small-Sided Referee, all are oriented towards the 11 – aside game with full regulation rules.
Yes. There are several pay rates depending upon which age group you officiate. Pay is based upon game reports submitted on line to VYSA Referee Game Report page. The pay scale is decided by the VYSA Board annually at their spring meeting.
Yes. All Entry Level or higher referees must pay their annual registration fees (by April 1st) to BCSA, AFTER they have attended an Annual Refresher Clinic. There is no annual registration fee for a Small-Sided referee.
Coach: At a stoppage in play advise the coach that his actions are not acceptable and that the next time you speak to him it will be asking him to leave the park.
Spectator: Ask the coach to keep his spectators under control and if required tell them to leave the park.
Yes. Before you will receive a new license it is required by BC Soccer Association that all Entry Level referees or higher, attend a Refresher Clinic annually prior to refereeing games. It is also mandatory by VYSA for all returning Small-Sided Referees’ to take a Refresher Clinic.
For Division games you will have registered with the VYSA Online Game Reporting website. Once you have been approved by the VYSA Referee Scheduler, you will then be assigned games through the VYSA Referee Scheduler.
For 8-aside games, you will need to register through your club referee scheduler and they will give you your assignments.
The Referee Clinic is an intense training course, usually held over a weekend to introduce you to officiating or to upgrade you to the next level. The Annual Refresher Clinic is a 3 hour clinic that brings each referee up to date with any Law changes that have occurred over the summer. There is a fitness portion to the refresher which must be completed at the time of the clinic.
If you have been inactive for a season, your account will hve been deleted. You will have to re-register on the VYSA Online Game Report website to be able to post games your games and be paid.
It is possible that your account has not been activated yet. This can happen if the Referee Scheduler has not confirmed that you are on his list of eligible referees. If you don't receive notice that your account has been activated within a week of registering, please contact the VYSA Webmaster.
No. The cost for Entry Level referees or higher to attend the Refresher Clinic are included with the cost of their annual registration fees.
There is no fee for the Small-Sided referees to attend a Refresher Clinic.
Absolutely not! Teams are contacted by their Clubs and Divisional Liaison and they do not have to know in advance what referee is attending. Once you've completed your game your job is done except for your paperwork.
You should be at your game 30 minutes prior to kick off and ready to go. This includes Assistant Referees
There are things that need to be done prior to kick off e.g. collect team lists, check player equipment, photo ID card checks, etc. Also, all Referees and Assistant Referees who officiate must dress in proper uniform attire.
CSA: If your jersey is black and there is a team colour clash you should then go to yellow and if there is still a problem then you should change to red or blue.
No. Only the goalkeeper may wear a hat during a game.
Match game reports are manadatory for each divisional game officiated for the VYSA District. If a VYSA game report is not submitted, the referee (and possibly the Assistant Referees - U15 to U18) may not get paid for the game.
Match game reports are mandatory for each divisional game officiated for the VYSA District. If a VYSA game report is not submitted, the referee (and the Assistant Referees - U15-U18) may not get paid for the game.
Clubs may not require game reports. You have to check with your club for their requirements
When you eject a player for Two Cautions in the Same Match you only enter the ejection and describe the two fouls and the time they occurred. You DO NOT also enter the two cautions separately.
For the BCCGSL girls’ and BCCSL boys games you only enter a game report when you’ve either cautioned or ejected a player or where you’ve told a team official that you’ll be reporting him and have asked him/her to leave or in the case where you’re reporting a team official or spectator for misconduct where you did not “eject” him/her from the game.
Yes. Should a red or yellow card be issued during a game, then a discipline report (one for each card issued) must be submitted online through the BC Soccer Discipline Site. All misconduct reports MUST be submitted within 24 hours of the match.
Note: It is the responsibility of the referee to retain and to provide the player or team official's BCSA photo ID card to the VYSA District Discipline Rep after a red card issuance. Check the current VYSA contact list to make sure what director receives the BCSA photo ID.