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COVID-19 Impacted Events

Student User Guide for Online Match Official Accreditation

As announced on March 12, Ontario Soccer made the difficult decision to suspend all sanctioned soccer events and activities in the province until further notice. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis.

Ontario Soccer managed events, competitions, coaching and match officiating courses are being assessed for the possibility of being rescheduled to later dates and/or delivered in other formats (i.e., courses delivered on-line).

The following is an Ontario Soccer programming update on Match Officiating;

Annual Registration

The deadline of March 31st will be extended to April 30th with no late fees applied. 

Fitness Tests

The following Fitness tests are cancelled. FIFA HI Test registrants requiring a refund please forward your purchase receipt (received via email) to Luis Paredes via email.

5 District Tests

  • Hamilton - March 20 (26 participants)
  • EMSA - March 21 (11 participants)
  • Southwest March 25 (5 participants)
  • SOSA – March 29 (8 participants)

FIFA HI Test

  • Ottawa – March 29 (26 participants)
  • Toronto – April 5 (26 participants)

Accreditation Clinics & Education Sessions

Entry Level and Small Sided - We are working diligently with our Hosts to come up with an alternative solution.  We will provide more information by March 20.  It will be the Clinic Host’s responsibility to contact all current registrants of the changes to their Accreditation clinic.​​​​

Regional and Provincial Upgrading Clinics – The face-to-face event on April 17-19 is cancelled.  We are working diligently to come up with an alternative solution.  More information will be provided by March 20th. Ontario Soccer staff will be contacting program registrants.

Elite Camp - The face-to-face event on April 18-19 is cancelled.  We are working diligently to come up with an alternative solution.  More information will be provided by March 20th. Ontario Soccer staff will be contacting program attendees.

LTOD Camps and Small-Sided AR Clinics – Any scheduled prior to April 30th are cancelled.  We will connect with each host individually after March 20th to work towards a positive solution.  It is the clinic hosts responsibility to contact all current registrants of their clinic. 

Mentor Accreditation Clinic - We are working diligently to come up with an alternative solution.  We are asking all Hosts to refrain from cancelling at this time.  We will provide more information by March 20th. It is the clinic hosts responsibility to contact all current registrants of their accreditation clinic. 

Instructor Re-Accreditation Assignments

All Instructor project timelines will be extended to June 15th. If you have any further questions about this, please contact Kyla Di Perna

Again, we ask for your patience as we navigate through this next period and assure you further details will be forthcoming.

Update - Match Official FAQ

Update - March 20, 2020 - Delivery of Match Official Accreditation Clinics

Update - April 29, 2020 - Delivery of Match Official Accreditation Clinics

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Nicky Pearson