What it's like to be an MLS referee ... a must watch

Check this link out in our education section.... definitely worth a watch !!!
(What its like to be an MLS referee)

RefTools and Events

posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:43 PM by KSRA Secretary

Check out a couple new pages on our website.

The RefTools page will provide a place where you can download Referee book pages, PreGame review, and links to some favourite vendors of referee clothing, whistles, flags, and other essential equipment

The EVENTS page is essentially the Agenda view of our calendar..which simply lists the big upcoming events in our local soccer community. 


posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:40 PM by KSRA Secretary

On April 10th the 2017 season for KYSA will be on Kamloops fields.
Here is a breakdown of the age groups and the game days for each.

How to work with SCHEDULER (New Refs this please)

posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:13 PM by KSRA Secretary   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 7:48 PM ]

Whether you are a SmallSide referee working with your allocator Ali Campmans, or a FullSide referee or assistant working with Fahrudin Djelmo, the most important tool off the field will be the SCHEDULER program (

The soccer season starts in a week or two. The allocators have your names entered into the scheduler software and will be assigning you matches based on the days and times you have shown you are available.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you login to Scheduler each day and check to see if you have any game assignments to be accepted or rejected.

Below is a link to the SCHEDULER HELP document. It provides all the information you require.
If you just want a quick refresher..try this link to a cheat card...

Remember, have your referee bag packed with whistle, book, flags (if necessary), and your FIFA law book. Arrive at the game 30 minutes prior to kick off. Look professional and confident. Everyone wants you to succeed.

New officials ...please take the time to read the following manual for Scheduler.

TRU Mens/Womens ID Camp at TCC Fri,Sat,Sun 31st,1st,2nd

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:58 PM by KSRA Secretary

TRU will be holding a training camp to assist coaches Kelly Shantz (women) and John Antulov (men) with the selection of their Fall squads.

All games at TCC turf field. Friday 5 and 7pm, Sat 2,4,6pm,  Sun 9am,11am

Come out and watch some good soccer and some of our best middle officials and assistant referees.

FullSide Refresher April 11 .. SmallSide Entry Level Apr 2

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:53 PM by KSRA Secretary

For those taking the April 11th refresher or later (as long as its after April 1, 2017) , also bring $25 cash/cheque..and you will also have to pay BCSoccer a $60 fee for the course.

April 11 (Tues 6 - 9pm ) 
All of the refreshers are held at the Kamloops Soccer Dome. Please dress appropriately for the fitness test.
 You must preregister to attend a refresher. Register through your ref centre account (, under the tab "Registration" select "Refresher Courses" and then choose which one you would like to attend.

We are awaiting approval for a refresher in May sometime.

Executive Meeting Minutes Posted

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:46 PM by KSRA Secretary

All meeting minutes will be posted in the Meeting Minutes section.

2017 Clinics and Refreshers

posted Feb 4, 2017, 12:33 PM by KSRA Secretary   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 2:32 PM ]

If someone you or someone you know is interested in becoming a referee this year, KSRA is offering the following courses. 

Entry Level Clinic - March 3-5  (3rd: 6pm-9pm, 4th: 9am-4pm, and 5th: 9am-3pm) You must attend all 3 days.  Kamloops Soccer Dome (313 Nishga Way, Kamloops, BC)
This clinic is suited for those who want to referee or assistant referee youth or higher. All current small-sided officials who are 14 years old are encouraged to attend. 
Pre-requisite: Minimum 14 years old
Clinic Fee: $125 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee)
Register here: Search by Club/District, select KSRA, then follow the instructions. 

Small Sided Clinic - April 2 (9am-3pm) Kamloops Soccer Dome
This clinic covers the basics of refereeing. Upon successful completion of this clinic, you will be certified to officiate small-sided matches (u8-u12).
Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 years old
Clinic Fee: $40.00 (plus $4.25 user fee / system processing fee) 
Register here: Search by Club/District, select KSRA, then follow the instructions. 


This is a reminder that you must register and attend a refresher this spring in order to referee in the 2017 season. KSRA has booked 2 refreshers so far, with more to come!. If you are an existing youth or higher referee you are required to attend one of the refreshers listed below. Small-sided officials do not need to attend these refreshers (details will be provided later regarding a separate small-side refresher). 


March 26 - 12:00-3:00

March 26 - 3:00 - 6:00 


All of the refreshers are held at the Kamloops Soccer Dome. Please dress appropriately for the fitness test.


 You must preregister to attend a refresher. Register through your ref centre account (, under the tab "Registration" select "Refresher Courses" and then choose which one you would like to attend. 


The cost of the refresher is free, however in April you will need to complete your annual registration with BC Soccer ($60.00 + $4.25 system processing fee). In addition, please bring your $25 (cash or cheque) KSRA membership fee to the refresher with you.  


Please note that small-sided referees do not need to attend one of these refreshers (stay tuned for details on a specific small-sided refresher), nor pay the annual registration with BC Soccer. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Thank you, 

Hailey Manke
President, KSRA 

2017 Clinics and Refreshers

posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:07 PM by KSRA Secretary

This year, KSRA will be hosting one entry level clinic (for those who are 14 years or older) and one small-sided clinic (open to those who are at least 12 years old). The dates and locations are still being determined, so check back regularly for updates! Registration will be on a first come - first serve basis, completed at (find clinics in Kamloops by selecting "KSRA" when searching by a club/district). Hopefully by the end of January the clinics will be booked and registration will be open!

KSRA General Meeting - Tuesday Apr 5 830pm KYSA Bldg

posted Mar 30, 2016, 7:31 PM by KSRA Secretary

The MONTHLY Meeting of the KSRA will be held this coming Tuesday April 5th 8:30pm at the KYSA Building.

We will start the meeting with EDUCATION we will do with all monthly meetings.
Topics for this month
2. Hand Ball

We will discuss the upcoming season and how to get yourself up and running on Scheduler.
See you all there !

Top Level Assistant Refereeing (Portland vs RealSalt Lake)

posted Mar 30, 2016, 7:21 PM by KSRA Secretary

Here's a recent posting on PROREFEREES.COM which focuses on a 5 minute span in a recent MLS game. In this short time the Assistant Referee is called upon several times to make complex and courageous decisions. This is great stuff, and all of it can just as easily happen at any of the levels in which we have ARs assigned.

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