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Match Officials

2024 Ontario Soccer Match Official/Referee Clinics and Registration Now Open!

For more information on the Match Official Courses, Dates and Registration, check out our Certification page!

Is your Child, or are you, interested in becoming an accredited Ontario Soccer Match Offical?  

Every year, more and more youth and adults are interested in taking up Refereeing either as a hobby or side job for the Soccer season.  Clinics become available every Spring and usually have an in-class and on-field component.  

This webpage and the subpages in the drop-down menu have been designed to become an ever-growing resource to assist those interested in pursuing officiating, and those who would like to know more about the rules involved with the game of Soccer in Ontario.

Hopefully, this helps to create a new pathway in the opportunities with the game of Soccer or helps you to better understand the game of Soccer!

To see what Ontario Soccer Clinics are all about, you can visit the "Match Officials" section of the Ontario Soccer Website or visit our "Certification" page within our website for greater details and what upcoming Clinics NFSC is offering.



Ontario Soccer offers two Match Official Education courses:

Course Student Age Requirement Game Type Offside
Entry Level 14 as of March 31 of the current year 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 Yes
Small Sided 12 as of March 31 of the current year 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 No

For more information on Refereeing within NFSC or any questions about Refereeing in general, please contact

Gary Flanagan

Phone: 905 246 6502

2023/24 Laws of the Game