Prospect Lake Soccer Club offers referee clinics or partners with other clubs, those opportunities will be posted on our website when we are able to safely do so.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected many activities, including soccer. In many regions soccer activity has considerably curtailed, however as in-person/classroom referee clinic activity is now extremely limited, BC Soccer is embracing alternative ways to support and provide referee certification and training in BC. It is important to provide solutions that allow referees to develop and train as safely and effectively as possible during these times.

If you’re interested in preparing for soccer to return and check-out BC Soccer’s website for their offerings.

Small Sided Referee Clinics

The Small Sided Referee Clinic is the basics of refereeing and is offered to individuals who are no less than 12 years of age. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic, they are classified as a Small Sided Referee and may officiate in matches with players between U-6 and U-12.

The updated Small Sided Referee clinic will focus on the latest Small Sided Rules teaching materials, and delivery of the clinic has been revised to consist of (two) 2-hour Zoom sessions, (one) 2-hour on-field session; followed by an online exam.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 Years old

Clinic Length: 6 hours

Clinic Fee is $40.00 (plus $4.46 user fee / system processing fee)

Entry Level Referee Clinics

The Entry Level Referee Clinic is the entry point into 11 a-side soccer. Once an individual is successful in passing this clinic they will be classified as a Youth Referee (if they are 14 or 15 years old) or a District Referee (if they are 16 years old or older). The goal of this clinic is to ensure that individuals who pass are capable to be either a Referee or an Assistant Referee in 11 a-side soccer.

The updated delivery of the current Entry Level Clinic has been revised to consist of 17 online self-guided Law-based modules and questions via RefCentre (approx. 10 hours), one 2.5-hour theoretical Zoom session, one 3.5 hour on-field session, followed by an online exam. Students will be given a minimum of 7-days to complete the online training.

Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 Years old by or on the day of the clinic

Clinic Length: 17 hours

Clinic Fee: $131.25 plus a $4.46 user fee / system processing fee (includes GST)