Information for referees

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club is committed to training and developing referees in today’s game by providing a structured support network to aid new and existing referees. The cornerstone of the program is the mentoring team assembled to offer guidance to grassroots referees to provide critical development during the most impactful years for a young referee.

Becoming a referee can have several benefits and rewards, including:

  1. Being involved in the sport: If you have a passion for a particular sport, becoming a referee is a great way to stay involved and contribute to the sport's development.
  2. Learning the rules: Becoming a referee will require you to learn the rules of the sport in-depth, which can give you a better understanding and appreciation of the game.
  3. Developing leadership and communication skills: Refereeing requires you to make decisions quickly, communicate effectively with players and coaches, and manage difficult situations. This can help you develop leadership and communication skills that can be useful in other areas of your life.
  4. Earning money: Refereeing is a paid job, and you can earn money while doing something you enjoy.
  5. Contributing to the community: Refereeing is a way to give back to the community by ensuring that games are played fairly and safely. It is an important role that helps maintain the integrity of the sport.

Overall, becoming a referee can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, and can offer many benefits beyond just being involved in the sport.