Match Official Information

Small Sided Game

In order to be eligible to participate in the 2018 Small Sided Game Clinic, an individual must be at least 12 years of age, and not older than 13 years of age, on or before March 31, 2018.

Participants of this clinic will become accredited with Ontario Soccer (OS) as Small Sided Game Match Officials and will be qualified to officiate 7v7 matches within the guidelines.  These Match Officials will not be certified to officiate or act as an Assistant Match Official on any 9v9 or 11v11 matches at any level.

Any Club hosting an OS certified Small Sided Game Clinic, is required to use (without alteration) the OS sanctioned Laws of the Small Sided Game.  These are the laws and guidelines that the participants will be taught and use when officiating 7v7 matches.  At the conclusion of this clinic, participants are required to complete and pass an on-line examination on the material covered over the duration of the clinic to become accredited.

The Small Sided Game Clinic is approximately six hours in duration and is scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2018.  The clinic is supported by a minimum number of 15 participants (maximum 25). The cost per participant for the clinic in 2018 is $65.00.  Registration will be open in early March and initially “private” to Grimsby residents for approximately three (3) weeks; then open to the general public thereafter.  Please email Steve Sprenger at ssprenger@live.com for the course code to enable registration “search by club“ at the following link:

https://www.refcentre.com/ontario

 

 

NEW FOR 2018 - Small Sided Game Assistant Referee

In order to be eligible to participate in the New 2018 Small Sided Game Assistant Referee Clinic, an individual must:

  1. be at least 13 years of age on or before March 31, 2018;
  2. have completed a minimum of one (1) year as a Small Sided Game match official.

Participants of this clinic will become further accredited with Ontario Soccer (OS) and promoted to a Grade 2 Small Sided Game Match Officials and will now be qualified to assist on 9v9 matches within the guidelines.

Any Club hosting an OS certified Small Sided Game Assistant Referee Clinic, is required to use (without alteration) the OS sanctioned FIFA Laws of the Game; specifically Law 6 and Law 11.  These are the laws and guidelines that the participants will be taught and use when assisting with 9v9 matches.  At the conclusion of this clinic, participants are required to complete and pass an on-line examination on the material covered over the duration of the clinic to become accredited.

The Small Sided Game Assistant Referee Clinic is three hours in duration and is tentatively scheduled in the Niagara area for Tuesday May 1, 2018 (evening) at the Welland Soccer Club, Wednesday May 9, 2018 (evening) at the Niagara Falls Soccer Club, and Saturday May 12, 2018 (morning) in West Niagara - Grimsby/Lincoln/West Lincoln.  The clinic is supported by a minimum number of 10 participants (maximum 25). The cost per participant for the clinic in 2018 is $25.00.  Registration will be open soon; please refer to the Ref Centre website to enable registration “search by club“ at the following link:

https://www.refcentre.com/ontario/

 

 

Entry Level

In order to be eligible to participate in the 2018 Entry Level Clinic, an individual must be at least 14 years of age on or before March 31, 2018.

Participants of this clinic will become accredited Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Entry Level Match Officials; either Youth Match Officials (if under the age of 16) or District Match Officials (if over the age of 16).  Entry Level Match Officials will be qualified to officiate 7v7, 9v9 and/or 11v11 matches within the guidelines. 

The Entry Level Clinic focuses on practical training and the application of the FIFA Laws of the Game.  Prior to arriving at the clinic, participants are required to complete the necessary pre-course work thereby giving them a basic knowledge of the Laws prior to entering the classroom setting with one of the Ontario Soccer's certified instructors.  During the formal 16-hour training scheduled for Saturday April 14 AND Sunday April 15, 2018, participants will engage in interactive, practical based sessions that will teach them how to apply the Laws they were exposed to in their pre-course work.  At the conclusion of this clinic, participants are required to complete and pass an on-line examination on the material covered over the duration of the clinic to become accredited.

The Entry Level Clinic is supported by a minimum number of 17 participants (maximum 25). The cost per participant for the clinic in 2018 is $90.00.  Registration will be open in early March and initially “private” to Grimsby residents for approximately three (3) weeks; then open to the general public thereafter.  Please email Steve Sprenger at ssprenger@live.com for the course code to enable registration “search by club“ at the following link:

https://www.refcentre.com/ontario/