Referee List & Clinic Hosting


BC Soccer is pleased to work with the membership and their affiliate clubs to help develop referees and to help BC Soccer members access registered refereees. Please see below for information on how your district/club can host a referee clinic and for information on how to access BC Soccer Registered Referees.

Member Access to BC Soccer Referees

In 2008 the BC Soccer Board discussed the topic of distributing personal contact information of referees as it relates to the privacy information act (PIPA) was discussed.

The following was approved:

PIPA (Personal Information and Privacy Act) requires organizations to give consideration as to how privacy matters are handled. Having reviewed the PIPA material there is clearly no intent to hamstring organizations as they go about their daily business in a reasonable fashion. To quote one specific section from the PIPA outline:

Deemed Consent: PIPA says that an individual is “deemed” to consent to collection, use or disclosure of personal information if the individual provides it for a purpose that would, at the time, be considered obvious to a reasonable person.” (PIPA Guide, Page 14).

Clearly, referees are “reasonable persons” and therefore, by participating in a BC Soccer approved course and by completing annual registration that, in combination, allows them the right to referee within B.C., they would most certainly expect their names to be circulated to individuals who might desire to use their services.

Therefore any individual within the membership of BC Soccer who falls into one of the below categories and has submitted the appropriate forms to the BC Soccer Head Office is able to receive access, on a regular basis, to the up-to-date / complete BC Soccer Registered Referees List.

    - Scheduler
    - Discipline Representative
    - Adult League Representative
    - Youth District Representative
    - Head Referee / Referee-In-Chief
    - Tournament Scheduler
    - Club / District Executive Director


Member Organizations MUST ensure compliance with BC Soccer’s Rule 22 - Risk Management for all individuals who are gaining access to the list of BC Soccer Registered Referees.

Individuals who are gaining access to the list of BC Soccer registered referees are able to view personal information.  Therefore the organization that the individual is accessing the information on behalf, have a serious potential liability and MUST ensure they are in compliance with BC Soccer’s Risk Management Rule 22 b) (Risk Management / Criminal Record Check complaince).

For more information on Risk Management and specific steps on how to complete a criminal record check, please visit of "Risk Management" page.


How to set-up an account to view the list of BC Soccer Registered Referees

In order to gain access to the new BC Soccer Ref Centre referee management system which will allow you to view the list of currently registered referees, please follow the steps below.

1. Please visit  www.refcentre.com/bcaccountrequests
2. Request an account by completing the form
3. A staff member from E2E will contact you via e-mail with instructions once they create your account
4. To log in with your credentials visit www.refcentre.com

Once you have your account and log into the Ref Centre, the list of BC Soccer registered referee is located under the ‘Report’ tab at the top of the page and the ‘Registration Report’ is the report you need.

You can export this list to excel by clicking on the ‘export to Excel’ link located under the ‘Submit’ button.  Once in excel you can sort and view as needed.

If you are also a Clinic Host you are able to request Entry Level and Refresher clinics online via your account.  This can be done under the ‘Course Management’ tab by click on the ‘Add’ option and filling in and following the prompts.

1. Where it asks for ‘Type of Session’,
Open = Available for anyone to register, and
Private = Only individuals that have the code that you create can register
2. On the next page you can identify where the individual pays or if the host is paying for the participants.

It is explicitly understood that any individual who is granted access to view the list of registered referees agrees to;

1. Not recreate, reproduce, nor redistribute any and all data, document, and information provided to by BC Soccer without their expressed written consent.
2. Only use the information provided for British Columbia Soccer Association affiliated/sanctioned activity.

Member and Affiliate member clubs - Clinic Hosting

BC Soccer is pleased to inform their members and affiliate member clubs that we have improved the process for requesting referee clinics.  We are no longer using the PDF request forms and have moved the process online via the BC Soccer Ref Centre referee management system.

In order for you to be able to request the clinics your club and/or district are looking to host, please follow the steps below.

Create an account:

  1. Please visit  www.refcentre.com/bcaccountrequests
  2. Request an account by completing the form
  3. A staff member from E2E will contact you via e-mail with instructions once they create your account
  4. To log in with your credentials visit www.refcentre.com

Request a course:

  1. Under “course management” select “add”
  2. Select which course you wish to offer “refresher” or “entry level” or “small sided”
  3. Select the registration model;

a) Open

Who can register – Anyone
Who pays - The student has to pay

b) Private

Who can register - Only those people who know the private code that you enter below.
Who pays - Your have a choice either the student has to Pay or BC Soccer will invoice you for all students who entered the payment code. On the next screen you will decide.

c) Open/Private

Who can register - Anyone
Who pays - This depends on how the student registers. If the student uses the private code to register then the student does not pay, instead BC Soccer will invoice your club for that students registration. However any students who register without using the private code will be asked to pay.

  1. Fill in your course details
  2. Select the payment model; “student pays” or “host pays” (student pays = the refs pay individually) (host pays = the host sets a private payment code and distributes it to the refs, the host is then billed for all refs in the course)
  3. BC Soccer will assign all instructors. If you would like to request an instructor indicate their name in the blank field “Instructor Requested”
  4. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for BC Soccer to approve your course. Courses will not be approved until an instructor has been arranged. This can take some time, especially in remote regions, or during peak times when instructors servicing your region may already be assigned to other courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  1. Clinic requests must be received via Ref Centre a minimum of 3 months prior to the clinic start date and all are subject to BC Soccer’s approval.
  2. Clinic Materials will be sent to the Instructor once the course meets the minimum number of students.

To View your Class List:

Go to Course Management – Management - View

To Edit your Course Details:

Go to Course Management – View – Edit

To Contact your Instructor:

Go to Course Management – Instructor – click their name to e-mail them or see their phone number



Referee Clinic Information

Referee Clinic Information Package


Should you have any questions regarding Referee Refresher and Entry Level Referee Clinic set up please feel free to contact:

 TBA
Member Services Coordinator
info@bcsoccer.net