Referee

This page is meant to be an ever growing resource for our developing referees. If you are interested in getting more information or becoming a referee for the Niagara Falls Soccer Club please contact our Director of Referees at garyflanagan6@gmail.com.

Are you/your child interested in becoming a referee??  If you are, you will need to take a course.  Below are the two options for courses.  Please read below to see which one suits you/your child.

Small Sided Course

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. By taking the course a match official is automatically registered for the 2015 season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year. Course accreditation is valid permanently, no re-accreditation on Small Sided Game (7v7) required.

The Small Sided Course is based on the “Laws of the Small Sided Game – 7 v 7”

Entry Level Course

The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. By taking the clinic a match official is automatically registered for the upcoming season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year.

Courses usually come out in the early/late Spring of each year.  To find out how to register for a Course….click here.

Once you have registered and completed a course you are able to referee at any Club.  Some Clubs use the E2E system to schedule their refs, some do not.  If you are interested in Refereeing with NFSC please contact our office at nfscoffice@gmail.com or call 905 374 4040.  You may also contact Gary Flanagan at garyflanagan6@gmail.com.

 

 

Links to PDF documents

Laws of the small sided game

FIFA Laws Of The Game

Differences Between 9v9 and 11v11 Games

Videos