Referees / Discipline

Referee Information

Referee Assignor Aria Shokoohi 604-363-1912  

General and specific questions should be directed to Aria Shokoohi 604-363-1912

Important information regarding referee reporting instructions and other important information is listed on this page.

Referee Training:
Referee training sessions are now full for the coming season. If you are still interested please check back next spring ..."

Referees under the age of 15:
Under the BC Employment Standards Act (Part 2, Section 9), any persons under the age of 12 may not be employed without a permit first being obtained from the Director of the Employment Standards Branch.  Due to this new restriction, NSYSA is unable to hire referees until they reach 12 years of age.

In addition, any referees between the ages of 12 and 15 must have a signed Parental Consent form on file with NSYSA prior to being permitted to referee any games.  If this applies to your child please complete this Parental Consent Form
For further information, please visit the Ministry of BC website at:

Canada Revenue and Referee earnings:
In order to comply with CRA regulations, all referees must supply the NSYSA with their SIN number and birthdate in order to be scheduled to referee and receive payment. No referee can be scheduled to referee a game until the required information is received. If a referee’s annual remuneration is greater than $500, the NSYSA will issue a T4A slip by the end of February each year reporting the remuneration received in the prior calendar year.  There will be no income or other taxes withheld from any referee payments.

For further information, please go to the CRA website at:

Referee Discipline Reporting

Discipline Reporting & Procedure
Boys & Girls cautions & ejections report to:
BC Coastal Soccer League Discipline:
David Sinclair  - 604-988-3880
NSYSA - Discipline Drop-Box
1474 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, V7J 2A9
Referee Instructions for both Boys and Girls Discipline:
After check-in, please return ID cards to their respective teams. For all boys and girls BCCSL games the home team should provide three (3) copies of the game-sheet or game-card for all League games. Please make sure your copy is signed as it is the official game sheet. Any misconduct (yellows and/or reds) must be reported through the GotSoccer web site within 24 hours. The website address and required codes are on the game sheet.

For yellows, a simple description of the offence is sufficient. A red card must come with a description to the best of your ability in as much detail you can provide. Any questions or assistance, please contact our Discipline Representative whose contact information is at the top of this page.

Issues with coaches, parents or team officials in U-9/U-10 and U-11/U-12 Division 3? Please contact The Referee Scheduler or Discipline Representative via e-mail. Either one will help get you started with the process.

For district Provincial Cup playdowns, please contact the Referee Scheduler or Head Referee.

Note: These instructions do not include games from other Leagues (MSL, WMSL, BCSPL)
Reminder: Please return the I.D. cards to the managers upon conclusion of your match. We have suffered from several situations where cards were NOT returned leading to a lot of phoning and running around to retrieve these cards for that team’s next game.
Your officiating talents and dedication are much appreciated!
NSYSA Referee-in-Chief ~ September, 2018