Information for Referees

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In order to referee this season you will need to be certified by BCBHA.

All referees will be required to take the BCBHA clinic in order to referee games for Surrey Minor Ball Hockey. The next available clinics are as follows, visit the BCBHA link to view any updates.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Surrey Sport & Leisure Fleetwood Arena - Upstairs MP#3
16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC

Please register online ( for the clinic as soon as possible in order to make sure you get certified in time for the start of the season. Note if you are unable to attend March 30th, we are looking to organize an additional clinic in Surrey on April 6th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm once confirmed we will post the details. During the registration process please to select No for the question "Are you a returning referee?" in order to sign up this initial year.

You will be asked to pay $50.00. This fee covers the following costs:

Clinic Supplies & Equipment
CBHA Casebooks
Year Arm Badges
Online Registration Fees
Clinic Instructors Fees
Clinic Venue Rentals
Clinic Instructors Travel
Clinic Instructors Accommodation (not needed in this case)
Clinic Instructors
Meals during the clinic

Are you interested in becoming a referee or be a timekeeper?

We are limited in the number of players in each of our divisions by the availability of refereeing/timekeeping staff (and coaches). If you are interested in applying to be a referee or a timekeeper please click the link below and complete the form, you do not have to be a registered player in order to referee or be a timekeeper - parents and previous players are welcome!


Pay Scale:

The following table provides the birth years of players in each division as well as the 2015 SMBHA season pay scale per game for referees/timekeepers working in each division.

 Birth Year Division Referee Timekeeper

 1997/1998/1999 Junior $35.00 $15.00
 2000/2001 Major $30.00 $12.00
 2002/2003 Minor $25.00 $10.00
 2004/2005 Peewee $20.00
 2006/2007 Pup $17.00
 2008/2009 Peanut $15.00

Additional Information:

The above application form does not guarantee you will be used as a referee or timekeeper, it only places your name on the Referee in Chief's list.  Prior to being allowed to be a referee or timekeeper you will need to attend a Referee Clinic or a Timekeeper Clinic (respectively) before the start of the season.  The Referee Clinic is put on by the BC Ball Hockey Association as per the regulations put out by our governing body, Canadian Ball Hockey Association.  The cost of the clinic is typically $50 per participate.  While the Timekeeper Clinic will be put on by the Timekeeper Coordinator for no charge. 

Referees are required to have an official referee jersey, black shorts, black CSA approved hockey helmet and an ice hockey whistle (if you refereed in SMBHA in prior years, you can continue to use your jersey or purchase a new one).  CBHA referee jerseys are available for purchase at Lika Sports -, select "Ball Hockey" from their main menu and then click "Referees".  You can also visit your local sporting goods store and see if they sell referee jerseys.

The minimum age in order to referee is 12 years old.

We will be posting more information for referees here, so check back later for additional refereeing/timekeeping information.

To review a copy of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association Regulations, click HERE.

Registered Referees/Timekeepers - Click here to access the Referee Assigning Website - HERE

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