Returning Referees

You must register, complete the on-line referee exam and pay your registration fee before April 1 by logging on to your ref centre account at https://www.refcentre.com/
Late fees may apply after this date.


New Referees

Interested becoming a referee?

  • If you are age 12 as of March 31st, you can take a sanctioned course to referee “mini soccer”.
  • If you are age 14 as of March 31st, you can take the full field course.

The registration for both entry and small sided courses are online – please go to the below link to select and register for a course: Referee Training Courses (select “EODSA” in the “search by district” section to obtain a complete list of courses in the area)

https://www.refcentre.com/Ontario/CourseByDistrict.aspx

(Age 12) Participants of the one-day course will become certified Ontario Soccer Association Small Sided Soccer Referees, and will be qualified to referee 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 small sided soccer games.

  • These referees will not be certified to referee or act as the assistant referee on any 11 v 11 games at any level.
  • Prior to arriving at the course, participants are required to complete a Pre-Course Workbook, giving them a basic knowledge of the Laws before entering the classroom with one of the OSA’s qualified instructors.
  • During the course, participants will engage in interactive, practical-based training sessions, teaching them how to apply the Laws they touched upon in their pre-course work.
  • At the conclusion of the course, participants will write an online exam on the material covered over the duration of the course.

 (Age 14) The Entry Level Referee Course is a two- day course that focuses on practical training and the application of the Laws of the Game. Please note that only those who have turned 14 years of age on or before March 31st of the current year are eligible to take the Entry Level Referee Course.

  • Prior to arriving at the course, participants are required to complete a Pre-Course Workbook, giving them a basic knowledge of the Laws before entering the classroom with one of the OSA’s qualified instructors.
  • During the course, participants will engage in interactive, practical-based training sessions, teaching them how to apply the Laws they touched upon in their pre-course work.
  • At the conclusion of the course, participants will write an online exam on the material covered over the duration of the course. Those who pass the examination will be certified as CSA District Referees (if over the age of 16) or Youth Referees (if under the age of 16).

(Age 16) Re-certification from a Youth Referee to District referee will be automatic on reaching their 16th birthday.

The Almonte Soccer Club provides mentoring and clinics to further your skills as an official and is held in May prior to the start of the soccer season.

Please contact our Head Referee, Carroll O’Keefe, ascheadreferee@gmail.com for more information.