Match Official Information

Small Sided Game

In order to be eligible to participate in the 2017 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, 2017.

Participants of this clinic will become accredited Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) 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 11v11 matches at any level.

Any Club hosting an OSA certified Small Sided Game Clinic, is required to use (without alteration) the OSA sanctioned Laws of the Small Sided Game.  These are the rules 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 (April 1, 2017) and is supported by a minimum number of 15 participants (maximum 25) and the cost per participant for 2017 is $60.

 

Entry Level

In order to be eligible to participate in the 2017 Entry Level Clinic, an individual must be at least 14 years of age on or before March 31, 2017.

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 OSA's certified instructors.  During the formal 16-hour training (two-days - April 8 & 9, 2017), 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) and the cost per participant for 2017 is $85.