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Match Official Program Information

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Whether you are just getting into refereeing or have already been blowing the whistle for several years, The Ontario Soccer Association has a variety of initiatives that will assist you in your career as a match official. From education sessions to fitness programs, the pages on this site will provide you with all the information you will need.

In addition to refereeing, the OSA also provides support for assessors, instructors, mentors and coaches. Visit regularly to stay up to date with the latest news from the world of refereeing.   

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Technical Advisory Group

Technical Advisory Group

The Ontario Soccer Association and the Match Official Development Department have announced the members of the Technical Advisory Group.

Match Official Development Committee

The Match Official Development Committee advises the Match Official Department on all matters relating to refereeing in Ontario. The RD consists of 5-7 members, including a DRC, CHR and members at large. The chair is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Match Official Program

The Ontario Soccer Association offers several levels of support and training for match officials. There are courses guidelines and a variety of resources available.

Upgrading Programs

Advanced Referee Training Program

The Advanced Referee Training Program (ART) is a 10-month education program running from February until November each year and aims to enhance the quality of refereeing at the provincial level.

Match Official Assessor Program

The OSA match official assessor program is intended to ensure standards are maintained, younger match officials are mentored and match official retention is ensured.

OSA Grading Protocol

Match Official Instructor Program

The Ontario Soccer Association's Instructor Program trains match officials to instruct a number of courses on the provincial and district level


The goal of the OSA W.I.S.E.R. initiative is to establish a program that will support and retain female soccer match officials and impart them with the tools to excel and advance.

W.I.S.E.R. Committee Chair | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OSA Conflict of Interest Policy

Before being appointed, an official should disclose any personal conflicts of interest that could be linked to his/her prospective function.