Referee Courses


*Please be advised: The health and well-being of all of our members continues to be a top priority as the reports around COVID-19 and its impact on Saskatchewan advances. With that said, all referee development in-person workshops have been postponed until further notice.
 
On this page, you will find information on the following:
 

Referee Registration

Referees register with their local Member Organization/Referee Association. If Member Organizations collect fees for registration, referees will pay all registration fees to them. Contact your Member Organization/Referee Association or visit their registration website in order to start registering today.
 
For Member Organizations/Referee Associations wanting more information on referee registration, check out the Participant Registration webpage.

New Referee Course Delivery Formats

 
Canada Soccer and the provincial and territorial soccer organizations have been working hard over to revamp referee education to be more conducive to an online format. We are pleased to announce that the theory components of referee education courses will now be delivered by Google Classroom (Small Sided / Futsal) and SmarterU (Referee Entry Level Course - updated 2024). The blended format (online and in-person) will allow participants to cover the classroom component online, at their own time, from anywhere they have an internet connection.
 
COVID-19 has presented an opportunity to focus on simplifying existing delivery methods and we are looking forward to the changes that have been and will continue to be made for referee courses. We believe these changes will provide both time and cost savings for participants and MO hosts which will benefit the game.

Online (Theory) Referee Components

Member Organizations will continue to recruit future referees as they did in the past, but a 'candidate' referee will register for the online (theory) component of Small Sided Games or Entry Level courses through the Clinic Registration form on their Member Organization's RAMP registration platform. The confirmation email will include a link and code that the participant will use to access the SmarterU / Google Classroom.

How to Register for Online Components

Referee Course Registration Guide - this document is useful prior to registering through your individual Ramp account.
Referee Entry Level Course - Smarter U - this document applies to all participants 14 years and older which wish to become a referee
Small Sided / Futsal Referee Course Google Classroom Guide - this document is useful prior/during/after joining the Small Sided / Futsal Online Theory Google Classroom

In-Person (Practical) Referee Components

After completing the Online Theory Module, they can then sign up for an in-person classroom and practical Module, hosted by a Member Organization (MO).
 
Date Course Location Host Registration Deadline
Jan 20, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Swift Current SCSA Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO Jan 12, 2024
Jan 27, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Prince Albert PAYSA Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO Jan 18, 2024
March 10, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Kindersley Eatonia/Kindersley Soccer Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO March 3, 2024
April 6, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level North Battleford BYSA Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO March 30, 2024
April 6, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Leve Yorkton Yorkton United FC Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO March 30, 2024
April 7, 2024 Futsal Referee Entry Level Yorkton Yorkton United FC Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO March 30, 2024
April 13, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Saskatoon SDSRAI Upon completion Online Theory contact SDSRAI April 5, 2024
April 19, 2024 Small Sided Referee Clinic Hague VSA Upon Completion Online Theory, contact vsainfo@valleysoccer.ca April 11, 2024
April 20, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Hague VSA Upon Completion Online Theory, contact vsainfo@valleysoccer.ca April 11, 2024
April 20, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Nipawin NYSA Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO April 11, 2024
April 20, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level  Moose Jaw JJ Soccer Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO April 11, 2024
April 27, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Lanigan Prairie Central Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO April 19, 2024
April 27, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Balcarres QVSA Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO April 19, 2024
April 28, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Regina RSRA Upon completion Online Theory contact treasurer@rsra.ca April 19, 2024
May TBC, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Estevan Estevan Youth Soccer Upon completion Online Theory, contact your MO April 27, 2024
May 11, 2024 Soccer Referee Entry Level Flin Flon PLSC Upon completion Online Theory contact your MO May 5, 2024

In-Person (Practical) Component Costs

Course Type Course Fee SSA Registration Fee Total Cost
Small Sided Course - 3 hours (12+ years) $50/participant $40/participant $90/participant
Entry Level Course - 7 hours (14-15 years) $75/participant $45 - Youth Referee $120/participant
Entry Level Course - 7 hours (16+ years) $75/participant $80 - District Referee $155/participant

Other Costs

Participants that complete the Online Theory after the deadline stated will incur an $25 late completion fee
Participants that do not complete the Online Theory but still show up to the In Person Classroom cannot be registered as Referees as they have failed to follow the process outlined on this page. The course fee will be charged to the participant Member Organization
Participants that are No Shows will still incur the costs of the Course fee, invoiced to the participant's Member Organization

Host a Referee Course

Click here if you are a Member Organization who would like to host an in-person referee course.

Futsal Referee Courses

Member Organizations will continue to recruit future referees as they did in the past, but a 'candidate' referee will register for the online (theory) component of the Futsal Entry Level course through the Clinic Registration form on their Member Organization's RAMP registration platform. The confirmation email will include a link and code that the participant will use to access the Google Classroom. SSA accredited referee instructors will engage with participants on the Google Classroom to answer any questions that may arise while completing the online component of the course. After completing the Online Theory Module, participants will receive a confirmation email. Using that email, participants should connect with their local Member Organization to inquire and sign up for an in-person classroom and practical Module hosted by the SSA Member Organization (MO). 

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