Referee Information

Nelson Youth Soccer is always looking for more Youth and Adult Referees!

Payment for referees:

Outdoor Youth Leagues:

U10 - $15.00 per game (Small Sided Referees only)
U12 - $20.00 per game and ($10.00 for assistant referees if needed)
U14 - $30.00 per game and $15.00 for assistant referees
U17 - $30.00 per game and $15.00 for assistant referees

Outdoor Adult Leagues:

Ladies Rec - $30.00 per game and $15 for assistant referees
Men's Masters - $40.00 per game and $20 for assistant referees
Men's Open - $50.00 per game and $25 for assistant referees

A "Small-sided Game Referee" (U10 referee) is a referee who is 12 or 13 years of age and who has successfully completed our Level 5 referee clinic (small sided referee clinic). Small Sided Referee clinic cost is $44.25. Small Sided Refresher is free & is for returning Small Sided Referees. All Small-sided Referees are eligible to be assistant referee for U12 & older age groups. See our Referee clinic page for clinic dates.

To referee U12 and higher, one has to be a minimum of 14 years old, successfully complete the BC Soccer Association Entry Level Referees Clinic and register and pay with BCSA Entry Level Referee Clinic costs $129.25 (includes $64.25 BCSA registration fee).

All BCSA registered referees must take an annual refresher course which is free but the $64.25 registration activation fee must be paid after the completion of the refresher. Once the fee is paid, the referee is considered certified & can referee all BCSA affiliated events/ games. The certification is good from Apr.1 to Mar. 31 the following year. If you are interested see our Referee clinic page for clinic dates and registration.