House League Referees

Information for house league referees

Become a House League Referee

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

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

Returning Referees

Returning referees are required to attend one refresher clinic and complete the online exam.

They are also required to do an online exam. This can be found on Ref Centre.

There is no cost or pre-registration required to attend the refresher clinic. You just need to bring a pen/pencil and your law book.

Register as a Referee

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

If you have any questions please contact Tracy at referees[@]mlcfc.com

Maple Leaf House League Rules

YearAge group# of Players on field per team(1)GoalkeeperThrow-ins from sidelines (2)Move opposing team back at goalkicks (3)Incidental Handball called (4)Off-side called
2015/2016
(size 3 ball)
U44NoNoNoNoNo
2013/2014
(size 3 ball)
U65YesNoYesNoNo
2011/2012
(size 4 ball)
U85YesNoYesNoNo
2009/2010
(size 4 ball)
U107YesNoYes YesNo
2007/2008
(size 4 ball)
U129YesYesYesYesYes
2003-2006
(size 5 ball)
Teen11YesYesNoYesYes

U4 (2015/2016)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format: 4 v 4
  • Goalkeeper: No
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): No
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): No
  • Incidental Handball called(3): No
  • Off-side called: No

U6 (2013/2014)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format: 5 v 5
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): No
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (3): No
  • Off-side called: No

U8 (2011/2012)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 5 v 5
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): No
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (3): No
  • Off-side called: No

U10 (2009/2010)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 7 v 7
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): No
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (3): Yes
  • Off-side called: No

U12 (2007/2008)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 9 v 9
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): Yes
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (3): Yes
  • Off-side called: Yes

Teen (2003-2006)

  • Ball size: 5
  • Format: 11 v 11
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(1): Yes
  • Move opposing team back at goalkicks (2): No
  • Incidental Handball called (3): Yes
  • Off-side called: Yes

(1): 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 2nd attempt, the ball is turned over to the opposing team.

(2): 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).

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

Courses & Resources

Important information for referees

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 referee on 7 v 7 games. By taking the course a referee 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
  • March 30
  • April 13
  • April 14
  • May 4

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 1, 2019)

Entry Level Referee Clinic

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

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

You must register through the Ref Centre Course Management website.


2019 COURSE DATES: TBA

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