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Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Referee Development Program 2021/2022

The Referee Development Program at CMFSC is set-up to offer a structured support network to aid new and existing referees in our club improve their officiating. Today’s successful referee places a strong emphasis on fitness training and FIFA laws knowledge. They are always looking for ways to improve their performance both on and off the field of play. This is the approach we will encourage our referees to strive for at CMFSC.

The CMFSC Referee Development Staff will structure a program that offers support through field side mentoring, field training, and educational sessions. The corner stone of the program is the mentoring team assembled to offer guidance to our grassroots referees. The interaction of mentor to official is critical for positive development in refereeing. All club referees will have access to field training and education clinics to help reinforce correct application of FIFA Laws and game knowledge through shared experience.

All Referees are Asked to Follow the Following CMFSC Referee Standards

  • Commitment to fulfill assigned game from referee scheduler.
  • Arrival at field 30 minutes to game kickoff.
  • Dress code – no team wear, standard referee kit to include a black jersey ( yellow as alternate ), black shorts, black socks, black shoes.
  • Professionalism both on and off the field of play.
  • A desire to do your best on every match assigned to you.

Upcoming courses & clinics:

BC Soccer Association Referee Development Pathway

Below is the Referee Pathway, as developed by BC Soccer. Click here to view the Coaching Pathway. Click here to view the Player Pathway.

Referee Pathway

Referee Pathway

CMFSC Referee Development Program Overview - 2021-2022 Dates

Referees are asked to pre-register for any drop-in clinic by emailing Head Referee Peter Dragan

Clinic capacity is 20 referees for all sessions

Referee Training Clinics are held on Friday nights at TC North from 7pm - 8pm

  • Sept 10th: New Small Sided Referees - Whistle/Signals
  • Sept 17th: New Small Sided Referee - Whistle/Signals
  • September 24th: Assistant Referee - Movement/Flag Signals

  • Oct 1: Small Sided Referee Offside Training
  • Oct 8: 11 aside Offside Training
  • Oct 15: Small Sided Referee - Re-starts/Retreat Line
  • Oct 22: Small Sided Referee - Re-starts/PK
  • Oct 29: Assistant Referee - Movement/Flag Signals


  • Nov 5: 11 aside Offside Training

  • CMFSC Referee Mentoring Program

  • Referee Practical Training Clinics
  • CMFSC Referee Mentoring Program

  • Referee Practical Training Clinics
  • CMFSC Referee Mentoring Program
  • Referee Education Night

  • CMFSC Referee Mentoring Program – DMFT
  • Annual BCSA Referee Registration due – Mar 31 (SSG Referees exempt)

  • CMFSC Mentoring Program concludes
  • Referee appreciation Night

May – July
  • Monitor exhibition game assignments
  • Preparation for upcoming youth season