Referee Training Program

Through the Referee Training Program, Boccia Canada provides Provincial and National Referees with the in-depth understanding of boccia needed to perform their role.

The Boccia Referee Course is 1.5 days long. To successfully complete the course, participants must achieve 75% on a written exam and, after the course, score a minimum of 3 out of 5 on each criteria of an on-court assessment during a boccia competition.

To learn more about how to book a course, contact [email protected].

Who should take the course?

The course is designed for learners who have some experience as a minor boccia official (lining or timing), who are at least sixteen years old, and who have been recommended by their Provincial Sport Organization.

How much does it cost?

The materials fee is $45 per participant. All course participants will receive the most recent edition of the BISfed boccia rules and a Referee workbook. Successful course participants will also receive a set of measuring equipment, Referee Logbook and an official Boccia Canada referee shirt.

How do I book a referee course?

Any community, club or provincial sport organization can host a Boccia Referee Course. To book a course, please contact [email protected]. Boccia Canada will arrange for a Learning Facilitator/Evaluator and work with the course host to set up the logistics for each course.

Course hosts are also responsible for the following costs:

  • Learning Facilitator Fee $225
  • Learning Facilitator travel, meals and accommodation (using CCPSA meal per diem rate)
  • Facility rental costs (if applicable)
  • National Evaluation fee $45 per referee

To find out more information about Referee Training, email [email protected].