Soccer Referee Courses/Referee News for Whitecourt - 2022
Whitecourt Minor Soccer is offering several referee courses this year. The mini referee course, the entry level referee course, as well as the refresher course. Information on each of the courses is located below.
Mini Referee Course - For individuals who are 12 years or older as of May 15 this year. This course is for individuals who would like to referee U9 and younger only. However, Mini referee status will include Assistant Referee training.
The Mini Referee course covers:
Referees are supplied with 7x7 rules of Mini Soccer, referee badge and whistle.
This course will be offered in Edson at Pine Grove Middle School (4619 12th Avenue) on Sunday May 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. The cost is $26.25. You will need to register at www.ref.centre.com/alberta. The course number is 2050.
Entry Level Referee Course - For individuals who are 14 year or older as of May 15 this year.
Being an entry level referee means that the person would be eligible to referee U9 and U11 house league games as well as travel team games provided the age of the players is BELOW their own age. Entry level referees are eligible to be a linesman (assistant referee) at any age level.
The Entry Level Referee course involves self guided modules online,
, an exam, and a practical in person session in order to be certified.
The entry level referee course covers:
Student are supplied with a FIFA law book, a U11 8v8 rule book and a referee badge and whistle, yellow and red cards and referee wallet
This course will be offered in Edson at Pine Grove Middle School (4619 12th Avenue) on Saturday May 7 from 11 am to 2 pm. The cost is $136.24. You will need to register at www.refcentre.com/alberta. The course number is 2049.
Please note that any person who takes the Mini Referee course or the Entry Level Referee course, passes and then referees a total of 3 games with WMS will be given a full refund in addition to getting paid the regular referee rate of pay.
Outdoor Refresher Referee Course - This course is for people who have their entry level course and need to “refresh” it on a yearly basis.
This referee course is for existing 11v11 entry level referees who need to refresh their skills prior to the start of the outdoor season. Referees must take an outdoor refresher course each year to be eligible to ref. This refresher course will be held online this year, so referees will need to log into Refcentre to work through the questionnaire and webinar prior to being recertified.
If I have questions, who do I contact?
If you have questions about the Refresher Referee Course or the Entry Level Referee Course, please contact Shawn Dixon at email@example.com or at 780-779-3733 If you have any questions about the Mini Referee Course, please contact Joanne Merrifield at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-286-9900.
To be eligible to take an Entry Level course you must be 14 years old or older, on or before May 15th
To be eligible to take a Mini course you must be 12 years old or older, on or before May 15th
Your screen should look like the picture below, and you ‘search’ for the Entry Level or Mini course by using the tool that is indicated.