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Join the Referee Team!

For over 3 days in April, the dodgeball world will converge on Montreal for the best dodgeball Canada has to offer. Together we'll get to witness some of the highest levels of play as players compete for the title of Canadian champions. Of course, the best dodgeball means having the best officials. We're looking to build a high-performing team of Canada's top dodgeball officials that will rival the level of talent off the court. Join us for a court-side seat to witness the best dodgeball you'll see all year!

  - Ian Assang, for The 2023 Nationals Planning Committee



This event will follow WDBF rules ( All referees will need to be a member of Dodgeball Canada and have completed their Level 1 certification. Certification is not a huge time commitment, can be completed online and is free. Here is the link (


There will also be opportunities to further your refereeing and linesperson experience through additional events and tournaments leading up to the National Dodgeball Championships. Please fill in the following form to apply!



Each competing team is required to put forward three (3) officials who will be available to officiate on a part-time basis. Player-officials are not compensated.


Non-player officials will be compensated as follows:

  • Round robin games: 10$ per match

  • Playoff games: 15$ per match


  • A free official shirt

  • Meals are provided


Teams will have to officiate! The reffing schedule will work around player's tournament schedule. More information will be shared with captains in the upcoming weeks.

Compensation will be sent within 30 days of the conclusion of the tournament.


Time Commitment

Officials can apply on a part-time or full-time basis:

  • Part-time (Open to player-officials and designated ball retrievers, and non-player officials): Available for some, but not all, time slots.

  • Full-time (Open to non-player officials only): Available during all time slots

Time Commitment

Tournament Information

The 2023 National Dodgeball Championship will be held at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau in Montréal, QC, from April 7 to 9. Click on the button below to learn more.


Visit the tournament page to find out everything you need to know about the event. 

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