All the resources you need to discover about becoming a LUSA Official / Referee as well as updates, training, progression and support. If this page doesn’t answer your questions or you need to contact our Director of Officials you can contact them via [email protected]
Official / Referee Resources:
- Respect Program
- Referee Development Pathway
- Referee Fees / Rates and how to submit a disciplinary match report
- Referee Training Programs
Officials / Referee’s FAQs:
Yes; as well as all the information on the LUSA website, by searching for official or referee in the website search on every page of this website, you can also go to BC Soccer’s FAQs here.
Yes, our Director of Officials and his team will not only give you feedback after games if they are present but also sharpen your skills using video clips and quizzes from the professional game to help you improve.
LUSA host courses for referees (2 refreshers, one small sided course, and one entry level course) per season; however, due to COVID-19, these are not running at the moment until we receive further notice from no from BC Soccer.
We believe many of the courses (or a big chunk or them) will be online when we return but again until BC Soccer advise everyone will have to wait to find out, as soon as LUSA is advised there will be updates made.
The Director of Officials will attend as many games as possible to see Officials in action and will provide more feedback to help the Official improve instead of formal assessment; assessments do come into play as the officials become more qualified and wish to move up in Referee / Official Development.
For the all officials, especially our younger participants we want to make it as fun for them on the field as the players and our Respect Program is paramount for all levels of play.
The Referee Development Pathway from BC Soccer is available here.
Yes, our Director of Officials and his team hold an entry level course designed for new officials at the start of each season – these will be posted in the events on this website as the happen, but if you’re interested email [email protected] and you will be notified when the next course will be run.
As soon as you are 12 years of age you can be an official for LUSA, you will start off with small sided grassroots games after your entry level training course which are held every season and progress depending in age and ability to larger format games.
If you’re 11 and want to be ready to be an official at 12, contact [email protected] so that we can make you aware of the courses as the come up.
Yes, depending on the level and Age Group of the game you are officiating and if you are the Referee or Assistant Referee will determine the fee rate you are paid, the current rates are listed here.