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House League Match Officials

Information for house league match officials

Important news regarding new online courses for Match Officials [ DETAILS ]

Become a House League Match Official

The Ontario Soccer Association offers two courses to those looking to become registered match officials in Ontario: Small Sided Match Official clinics and Entry Level Match Official clinics. Match Official courses are usually offered in the spring before the start of the outdoor season.

Find a match official course – Ref Centre Course Management   (use District = ECOSA)

Returning Match Officials


Please note:
Match Officials who completed an Entry Level or Small Sided course in 2018, are required to now register annually in order renew your Match Official license and remain in good standing. 

Registration fees remain the same amount as last year’s fees. Please review the process below on how to register:

  1. Log In to Ref Centre www.refcentre.com
  2. Under the Registration tab on the home page, select “register now” from the drop down.
  3. Complete the 2020 Registration Exam.
  4. Once the exam is completed, you will be re-directed to a new page to input your Respect in Sport certification code.
  5. Once entered, you will be prompted to the payment page. Payments can be processed via credit card or cheque. (Please note: our system does not take Visa-Debit cards. Additionally, if you select the ‘Pay by Cheque’ option, your registration will only be approved once your cheque arrives and is processed at the Ontario Soccer office).
  6. Once your payment is processed, your registration is complete and you will be able to accept games.

Pre-Season Meeting for Match Officials

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have postponed our annual pre-season meeting.

Once we are cleared to move forward with the season we will update the date.

Register as a Match Official

Please fill out our form to register with our club so that we know you are interested in officiating for us.

If you have any questions please contact match.officials[@]mlcfcsoccer.com

Maple Leaf House League Rules

U4 (2016/2017)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format(1): 4 v 4
  • Goalkeeper: No
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): No
  • Incidental Handball called(4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • Warm up: 15 minute of fun drills
    • Game times: 2 x 15 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes
  • Field Size: 20 to 25m by 30 to 36m OR 15 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 4' Pop-up

U6 (2014/2015)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format: 5 v 5(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • Warm up: 15 minute of fun drills
    • Game times: 2 x 15 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 6' Pop-up

U8 (2012/2013)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 5 v 5(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • Game times: 2 x 25 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes 
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: Blue nets (5' x 8')

U10 (2010/2011)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 7 v 7(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): Yes
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 2 x 25 minute halves
    • 5 minute half-time break 
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

U12 (2008/2009)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 7 v 7(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): Yes
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): Yes
  • Off-side called: Yes
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 2 x 35 minute halves
    • 5 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

 

(1): Number of players on the field INCLUDES the keeper

(2): U4, U6, U8 players can pass/dribble the ball in. In U12+ if a player does not throw properly, they should be allowed to retake. If an improper throw is made on the 2d attempt, ball is turned over to the opposing team

(3): Opposing team should be moved back mid-way between the goal line and center line, 1/2 way for U6 & U8, 1/3 way for U10, U12 (retreat rule)

(4): In U4, U6, and U8 incidental handball should not be called

 

Courses & Resources

Important information for Match Officials

May 1, 2020 | Bulletin #: I2020-044: Student User Guide for Online Match Official Accreditation Clinics

COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Bulletin #: I2020-044
Date: May 1, 2020
To: Ontario Soccer; District Membership, ORA, Associate Members

Subject: Student User Guide for Online Match Official Accreditation Clinics

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and public health authorities have been monitoring the most recent developments of COVID-19 and are currently assessing operations (postponements and cancellations) on a month-to-month basis as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

Ontario Soccer has previously announced that the 2020 Match Official Accreditation Clinics are moving online.

Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce today that the Student User Guide, for the online accreditation process for Match Official clinics, is now available.

Please ensure that students review this guide in its entirety prior to starting the clinic process.

The online Match Official Accreditation Clinics will open on Saturday, May 2, 2020 with the release of the Self-Study Modules.

Ontario Soccer recommends that students complete the Self-Guided Study Modules as soon as possible in order to be able to select dates and times for the ‘In-Class’ Zoom sessions.

Following the launch, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the first of the ‘In-Class’ Zoom on-line sessions will commence.

Please note that the online sessions will only run from Wednesday May 6, 2020 to June 15, 2020 and all exams must be completed no later than June 17, 2020.

As well, only students who have already registered through RefCentre for a clinic, and have been approved by a clinic host, will have the ability to access and register for the online clinics. If there are
any aspiring Match Officials who have not yet registered, please do so now.

Students will be required to create an Academy Soccer Coach (ASC) account as all modules and Zoom sessions will be managed and distributed through this platform. Information on creating this
account will be included in the Student Users Guide.

Please note, the ASC platform registration is free, and is in addition to the RefCentre account which Match Officials used to sign-up for the Clinics.

Multiple Zoom sessions are offered in multiple timeslots to allow flexibility for families and students.

The Clinics that are available for Online Accreditation are:

Entry Level

  • 3 Self-Study Modules
  • 3 Zoom Sessions (Session A/B/C) @ 2 hours
    • Session A May 6 to 16
    • Session B May 19 to 30
    • Session C June 1 to 13
  • Canada Soccer material

Small Sided

  • 2 Self-Study Modules
  • 2 Zoom Sessions (Session A/B) @ 2 hours
    • Session A May 6 to May 23
    • Session B May 25 to June 13
  • Ontario Soccer material

Small Sided Assistant Referee

  • 1 Zoom Session @ 3 hours
  • Canada Soccer material

Mentor Accreditation

  • 1 Self-Study Module
  • 1 Zoom Session @ 3 hours
  • Ontario Soccer material

If you have any further questions regarding Match Official Accreditation Clinics, please Kyla Di Perna, Coordinator, Match Official Development.

April 29, 2020 | Bulletin #: I2020-042: Launch of Online Match Official Accreditation Clinics

COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Bulletin #: I2020-042
Date: April 29, 2020
To: Ontario Soccer; District Membership, ORA, Associate Members

Subject: Launch of Online Match Official Accreditation Clinics

Ontario Soccer, in consultation with Canada Soccer and public health authorities have been monitoring the most recent developments of COVID-19 and are currently assessing operations (postponements and cancellations) on a month-to-month basis as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

Ontario Soccer has previously announced that the 2020 Match Official Accreditation Clinics are moving online.

Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce today that the online accreditation process for Match Official clinics will open on Saturday, May 2, 2020 with the release of the Self-Study Modules.

Following the launch, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 the first of the ‘In-Class’ Zoom on-line sessions will commence.

Ontario Soccer recommends that students complete the Self-Guided Study Modules as soon as possible in order to be able to select dates and times for the ‘In-Class’ Zoom sessions.

Please note, only students who have already registered through RefCentre for a clinic, and have been approved by a clinic host, will have the ability to access and register for the online clinics. If there are
any aspiring Match Officials who have not yet registered, please do so now.

Ontario Soccer will provide access to the Student User Guide directly to registered students via email on Friday, May 1, 2020. The email address used will be the one provided by the Student when they
registered on RefCentre.

Students will be required to create an Academy Soccer Coach (ASC) account as all modules and Zoom sessions will be managed and distributed through this platform. Information on creating this
account will be included in the Student Users Guide.

Please note, the ASC platform registration is free, and is in addition to the RefCentre account which Match Officials used to sign-up for the Clinics.

Multiple Zoom sessions are offered in multiple timeslots to allow flexibility for families and students.

The Clinics that are available for Online Accreditation are:

Entry Level

  • 3 Self-Study Modules
  • 3 Zoom Sessions (Session A/B/C) @ 2 hours
    • Session A May 6 to 16
    • Session B May 19 to 30
    • Session C June 1 to 13
  • Canada Soccer material

Small Sided

  • 2 Self-Study Modules
  • 2 Zoom Sessions (Session A/B) @ 2 hours
    • Session A May 6 to May 23
    • Session B May 25 to June 13
  • Ontario Soccer material

Small Sided Assistant Referee

  • 1 Zoom Session @ 3 hours
  • Canada Soccer material

Mentor Accreditation

  • 1 Self-Study Module
  • 1 Zoom Session @ 3 hours
  • Ontario Soccer material

If you have any further questions regarding Match Official Accreditation Clinics, please Kyla Di Perna, Coordinator, Match Official Development.

l Sided Game Course

(Must be 12 years of age (or older) as of March 31 to enroll in this course)

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited Match Official on 7 v 7 games. By taking the course a Match Official is automatically registered for the current season with the OSA and does not have to register again until the following year. Course accreditation is valid permanently, no re-accreditation on Small Sided Game (7 v 7) is required.

The Small Sided Course is based on the Laws of the Small Sided Game.

You must register through the Ref Centre Course Management website.


2020 COURSE DATES

Please see Ontario Soccer bulletins above for details on online Match Official courses.

 

 (Last updated May 1, 2020)

 

Entry Level Match Official Clinic

(Must be 14 years of age (or older) as of March 31 to enroll in this course)

The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited Match Official on 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 games. By taking the clinic a match official is automatically registered for the current season with the OSA and does not have to register again until the following year.

Difference between 9v9 and 11v11

You must register through the Ref Centre Course Management website.


2020 COURSE DATES

Please see Ontario Soccer bulletins above for details on online Match Official courses.

 

 (Last updated May 1, 2020)

 

Respecting Match Officials

 

Parents, grandparents, friends and family as well as coaches and players are expected to treat all Match Officials with respect and compassion when they attend any Maple Leaf soccer match.

Many of our Match Officials are passionate about the game of soccer and many are relatively new to the world of officiating. We ask that everyone keep this in mind when attending games and please encourage these young officials and refrain from any negative or inappropriate comments towards them.

Please take some time to watch this short video demonstrating how not to act while attending matches.

 

Contact Us

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