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
The Ontario Soccer Association and the Match Official Development Department have announced the members of the Technical Advisory Group.
Match Official Development Committee
Match Official Program
- Registration information
- Umbro Kit Offer & Umbro Order Form
- 2016 Appointment and Game Fee Protocol
- CSA Assessment Program
- 2016 OSA Match Official Fitness Protocol | Fitness Test Training Program | FIFA 11+ For Match Officials
- 2017 Fitness Test Requirements
- DRC Input Form
- OPDL Match Officials Information Package
- ADIDAS Deal for 2016
- Regional Upgrade Program
- How to Apply to RUG
- RUG Application Form
- RUG Sample Game Log
- Provincial Upgrade Program
- 2017 PUG Application Form
- Assessment Sample
- Game Log Sample
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.
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
- 2016 OSA Grading Protocol
- Moving from Grade 4 to Grade 5 -2016
- Moving from Grade 5 to Grade 6 - 2016
- Moving from Grade 6 to Grade 7 - 2016
- Moving from Grade 7 to Grade 8 - 2016
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
- Instructor Levels and Promotion Criteria
- Become an instructor
- 2016 Accredited Instructors
- IFAB Circular clarifying 2017 LOTG revisions
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.
Before being appointed, an official should disclose any personal conflicts of interest that could be linked to his/her prospective function.