For all our members who are interested in becoming a Match Official for 2021, Ontario Soccer has just opened the Match Official Accreditation Clinics for the Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics.
These are conducted online and can be worked on at your own pace.
For more information, please read the memo below sent out by Ontario Soccer.
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that 2021 Match Official Accreditation Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics are now open and new Match Official students can register on Ref Centre. Ontario Soccer has received an increased level of interest from many new students for this custom-built system.
Highlights of the new system include:
Ontario Soccer recommends that our member organizations review the Club and the Student User Guides to become familiar with the improved system. Each guide has step-by-step instructions, with the appropriate screenshots for clarity, to ensure it is user friendly.
For our member associations, these new clinics will mean less administrative requirements, plus the ability to follow each student’s individual progress and to connect directly with them via the Ref Centre enhanced direct email system
If a student started but did not complete the course in 2020 and did not receive a refund from the Member Association, they already have been provided with a free clinic registration for 2021. These students have been contacted directly with instructions on how to register.
Please also note that the new clinic system was communicated through bulletin I2020-098 in the Fall of 2020.
Please review the Club and Student User Guides and if you have any questions afterwards, please contact:
Alex Di Noia, Coordinator Match Officials Development and Community Education
Nicky Pearson, Sr. Manager, Match Officials Development and Community Education
How do I stay connected to Ontario Soccer?
For further information please refer to the latest bulletins on the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members. Please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.
As you may have all heard by now, Ford has put a Province-wide shut down effective Saturday, April 3rd at 12:01 am for at least 4 weeks.
Ontario Soccer has sent out a memo stating that all in-person soccer activities will be suspended for this duration to comply with Government orders. (please see the official memo from Ontario Soccer below)
Please note that this is only temporary and not indicative of how the season will play out. We will get back on track on May 1st with Ontario Soccer/Canada Soccer, and the NFSC - NIAGARA FC OPDL Return to Play plan.
What does this mean for the season? At this point, nothing. If anything it will continue to be planned as we have been planning up until this point. As we stated before, it may be modified, and it is possible that it may be delayed, but we are confident that there will be a Soccer season, especially this year, as vaccinations are in full force, and we were able to run sessions successfully last year in July.
Absolutely no in-person training, team activities, etc., will be permitted during this time by the Club for all NFSC TITANS Festival/Rep teams or NIAGARA FC OPDL teams. ZOOM sessions will be permitted only. All Coaches for all our Teams have already been notified and should be communicating this back to their teams as well.
This is unfortunate, but at this time, this is what is mandated.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email our office and will be happy to assist.
We hope everyone enjoys their Easter weekend and please stay safe!