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Referee Information

LTOD Frequently Asked Questions

Based on the review and feedback we've received from the Long Term Officials Development (LTOD) sessions, we have devised and categorized multiple documents to help clarify frequently asked questions about the program. Each document corresponds with the different topics members have raised inquires about.

Courses

Ontario Soccer offers two types of referee clinics for those looking to become registered referees in Ontario:
Small Sided Game
Entry Level Referee

Available Courses
To search for upcoming clinics please follow this link http://www.refcentre.com/ontario. To see clinics offered within ECOSA seach by district and select ECOSA. You can also search our neighbouring districts, Durham to the West and SOSA to the east. You can attend any clinic anywhere in the province to be certified. 

2017: Course Applications are being accepted now! 
Clubs who already use E2E Soccer's RefCentre product will automatically see the course management module when it is released. However if your club does not yet have a RefCentre account please visit the URL below and request an account so one can be prepared for you at no charge.

www.refcentre.com/ontarioaccountrequests

Small Sided Game
All referees will need to take this clinic if you wish to referee 7v7 games. Minimum age requirement is 12 as of March 31st.  If you took the Small Sided Course in 2016 you do not have to take it again but you must register with the Ontario Soccer to renew your certification each year.  When you take this course you will be registered with the Ontario Soccer to referee 7v7 games. 

 

Entry Level Referee
This course is for those who would like to become a certified referee and are 14 years of age as of March 31st or older. By taking this clinic, a referee is automatically registered for the upcoming season with  Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year. Individuals can search and apply to register in a clinic starting February,

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  If there is anything you would like to see here please email Micheal Smith at  mews@nexicom.net

LINKS
Ref Center: www.refcenter.com
 

League Rules

The CSA, FIFA or the Ontario Soccer HAS NOT approved the wearing of a Kirpan during a soccer game.
The Kirpan is a ceremonial sword or dagger carried by baptized Sikhs. 
There is information being given incorrectly to referees in the Province, headscarves are permitted (yes, waiting on photos from the CSA for examples), Kirpans ARE NOT.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA have authorized the wearing of male head covers in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community.
The following conditions must be met:
• Be of the same colour as the jersey
• Be in keeping with the professional appearance of the player’s equipment
• Not be attached to the jersey
• Not pose any danger to the player wearing it or any other player

 
Cup Games, Overtime Rule;
 
a. Tie Breaker for all Cup Games;
  1. 2 x Equal halves overtime  both halves played entirely, if still tied;
  2. Each team to take five (5) penalty shots by the players on the field at the end of the second overtime period, if still tied;
  3. Each team alternates penalty shots equally until the tie is broken.
Men's Friday Night Oldtimers - No slide tackles allowed.