Youth Referees

Becoming a KYSA Soccer Referee

Thank you for inquiring about becoming a KYSA Registered Soccer Referee. 

Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer has a clinic and a pathway for you. 

The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side).  Please visit BC Soccer to learn more about the various certifications at


Where to start...

Small Sided Referee Certification (less than 11-a-side)

  • Small-sided includes U6 - U10 and you will referee Killarney teams on their home fields in our neighborhood
  • You must be 12 and older
  • The first step is to enroll and complete a Small Sided Referee Clinic
  • Killarney occassionally runs clinics and posts upcoming sessions on our news page
  • You can also visit BC Soccer at to find a clinic

Entry Level Referee Certification (11-sided soccer)

  • If you are 14 years of age or older you can referee 11-a-side soccer is to enroll and complete an Entry Level Referee Clinic. 
  • You must be 14 or older
  • You must complete the Entry Level Referee certification
  • Visit BC Soccer at to find a clinic


Already have your certifcations?  Become part of the Killarney Referee Pool by registering at KYSA Registrations 

  • Log in or create an account
  • Select "Official Registration" from the dashboard and follow the instructions
  • learn more by contacting


If you are new to British Columbia and have recent referee experience elsewhere please the BC Soccer Referee Development Coordinator at

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Jul. 20, 2024 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Whitecaps & KYSA Club Night on July 20th
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