A five-year strategic initiative, Long Term Officials Development (LTOD) is now an integral component of the Operational Plan of the Soccer Operations Department. LTOD will provide a standards-based education and development program, through strong leadership, inclusivity and support.
All aspects of the Match Official Development Program will be strengthened, as Development Support Team members, Match Officials and the game will benefit from a groundbreaking development and training program.
To help lead and deliver LTOD across the Province over 2018 and the following years, we are pleased to introduce the LTOD Provincial Development Officers (PDO) and your Learning Management System Creation (LMS) team.
The PDOs have attended training sessions and are regularly involved in LTOD information sharing, and truly understand and support the LTOD program.
The PDOs will be seen across the Province in 2018 scouting and identifying talent. One of the first projects is the Frank Sobil Tournament in Durham Region May 5, 6 and 12, 13. They are also available for LTOD Information sessions, to answer any LTOD questions, and to act as a point of LTOD contact in your area, along with your District Referee Coordinator.
PDOs will also be overseeing, and assisting in the organization of LTOD Camp Days across the Province. These camp days consist of 2 hours of practical and 2 hours of classroom education to which all match officials are invited. Keep an eye on your District website or www.refcentre.com/ontario.
The LMS Team are taking the results of the Baseline testing and creating education modules that will service the whole officiating community – from Grade 1 to Grade 10. These modules will include online, in-class, fitness and practical training. Also new will be the soft skills – Self Confidence, Professionalism, Report Writing and more.
Patty Peebles, SWRSA/HDSA/North
Chris Wade, EODSA/SOSA
David Smith, EODSA/SOSA
Abbi Lezizidis, EMSA
Wayne Sharp, LKSA
Matt McCready, EMSA
Angelo Gertsakis, ECSA
Mike Smith, ECOSA/DRSA
Lou Braida, NSA
Tim Teagle, NSA
Scott Bowman, HamDSA
Lowell Williamson, SWRSA
Vlad Haltigin, PHSA
Pasquale De Luca, TSA/NYSA
Ashley Marshall, YRSA
LeRoy Ahyee, SSA
Lucky Boothe, SSA
Brian Butler, TSA/NYSA
Richard Bowden, PHSA
Mark Doubrough, HDSA
Kuizan Weekes, SSA – Fitness Leader
Lead: Phil Moore, National Instructor
Project Manager: Sarah Rauer, PHSA
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