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Match Official News

  • Round 2 of Online Match Official Accreditation Clinics

  • By Staff 06/17/2020, 10:00am EDT
  • Organizations may be faced with a shortage of Match Officials as Return to Play phases are introduced. To assist with this, Ontario Soccer will be opening additional online Match Official Accreditation clinics to assist in reducing the shortage for Clubs and Districts.
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  • Canada Soccer Match Official Webinars

  • By Staff 05/19/2020, 2:45pm EDT
  • The first webinar, scheduled for Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. will focus on providing a comprehensive introduction to the changes to the Laws of the Game to be applied across Canada in 2020,
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  • Accreditation Clinics Moving Online

  • By Staff 04/22/2020, 4:45pm EDT
  • The online delivery will include online self-guided study material, pre-clinic work and Zoom Webinar sessions to replicate the in-class environment.
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  • The Learning Corner for Match Officials

  • By Staff 05/28/2019, 2:30pm EDT
  • Interview with Amato DeLuca, Former FIFA Match Official, Current FIFA High Intensity Fitness Test Instructor on how to prepare for a match and anything that is thrown at you
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  • The Play Inspire Unite Podcast - Episode #6

  • By Staff 11/03/2018, 10:00am EDT
  • The Match Official Department sat down to discuss the issue effecting officials in this province, how LTOD is being received in the community and addresses misconceptions about what they do
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  • Grading Protocol and Auto Grading 2018

  • By Staff 01/28/2018, 11:45am EST
  • The new Auto Grade will create growth in the District Pool, while still maintaining numbers in the Club Pool, as the new Grade 5 Match Official will still be connected to the Club
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  • Assignment of Grade 1 Officials

  • By Staff 07/04/2017, 10:15am EDT
  • It has come to Ontario Soccer’s attention that there are clubs using these officials as Assistant Referees in 9 vs 9 and 11 vs 11 matches
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