House League Match Officials

Information for house league match officials

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 2019 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

We will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday May 15th at 6:30pm for all 2019 Match Officials to discuss the upcoming season.

Meeting will take place at the Lions Community Centre, 920 Larmer Line (at C.R. #10)

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 Tracy at referees[@]mlcfc.com

Maple Leaf House League Rules

U4 (2015/2016)

  • 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: 10 minutes
  • Field Size: 20 to 25m by 30 to 36m OR 15 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 4' Pop-up

U6 (2013/2014)

  • 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: 10 minutes
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 6' Pop-up

U8 (2011/2012)

  • 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: 10 minutes
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: Blue nets (5' x 8')

U10 (2009/2010)

  • 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
    • 10 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

U12 (2007/2008)

  • 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 25 minute halves
    • 10 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

Teen (2003-2006)

  • Ball size: 5
  • Format: 11 v 11(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): Yes
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): No
  • Incidental Handball called (4): Yes
  • Off-side called: Yes
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 2 x 25 minute halves
    • 10 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: Full field
  • Net: Large 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

Small 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.


2019 COURSE DATES

Courses take place at Adam Scott in Peterborough and are $85.00.

Please refer to  www.refcentre.com/ontario for the most current information on courses. Visit the website and under district select “ECOSA”.

 (Last updated March 29, 2019)

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.


2019 COURSE DATES

 

 

Visit Ref Centre – Course Management website for latest courses in the ECOSA District

 

 

 

 

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.

 

House League Sponsors

Please take a moment to visit the websites of our sponsors. Without their support the house league season would not be possible.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 274
Millbrook, ON, L0A 1G0
info@mlcfc.com