Match Officials are at the heart of the Game of Soccer.

Keeping the play fair and promoting good sportsmanship are the goals of our officials.

  • Be an important part of the game and the club.
  • Learn the value of teamwork, authority, decision making and responsibility.
  • Education, training and mentorships provided.
  • Become Ontario Soccer or Canadian Soccer certified.
  • Generous fees paid monthly.
  • Work matches according to your availability, skill and
    comfort level.
  • Enjoy the benefits of the exercise.
  • Have fun in another aspect of the sport you enjoy!
  • Indoor season and Outdoor season available

To become an official with SDYSC contact: Referee Coordinator Haley Saunders email:haley.a.saunders1@gmail.com

CHECK OUT WEBSITE BELOW

ONTARIO SOCCER WEBSITE – MATCH OFFICIALS.

www.ontariosoccer.net 

 

ENTRY LEVEL COURSE

The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official for 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the ‘Course Sign Up Guide’ below.

Click the button below to sign up for an Entry Level Clinic.

SMALL SIDED GAME COURSE

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) or older. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the ‘Course Sign Up Guide’ below.

SMALL SIDED AR COURSE

The Small Sided AR Course is for those who are currently an accredited Small Sided match official and are 13 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) or older. This course will enable Small Sided referees to officiate as an Assistant Referee during 9 v9 days. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the ‘Course Sign Up Guide’in Ontario Website link on bottom of home page or

Ontario Soccer: www.ontariosoccer.net

Ref Centre: www.refcentre.com

*PLEASE NOTE: You must be a current registered Small Sided match official to take this course. Registration is only accessible through your current Small Sided account.*

  • Specifically, there is a need for 16 year old + officials.
  • If interested in officiating, contact: Haley Saunders, Ref Coordinator:  haley.a.saunders1@gmail.com
  • Laws of the Game
  • Small sided games
  • Ontario Soccer Indoor Rules
  • SDYSC Indoor Scoring Rule
  • All above can be found under Forms
  • Rule for Scoring goals in Indoor(1) If the active shot is attempted from inside the opponents goal area, and enters the opponents goal, play is whistled, goal disallowed and an indirect free kick awarded to the defending team.(2) If the active shot was attempted fairly outside the opponents goal area and it AT ANY TIME IN THE PROGRESSION OF THE SHOT deflects off an attacking teammate while located inside the opponents goal area and enters the opponents goal, play is whistled, goal disallowed and a goal kick is awarded to the opposing team.(3) if the active shot was attempted fairly outside the opponents goal area and it deflects off an opponent (defender) while located in that goal area, play continues, including awarding a goal should the ball enter the opponents goal, provided no other infringement or fouls have been committed prior to the ball entering the goal.(4) if the active shot was attempted fairly outside the area and it rebounds inside the area, a player from the attacking team may play the ball, but cannot take an active shot attempt from anywhere inside the goal area. (Ie. needs to be first brought back outside the area for another attempt on goal). If an attempted shot is taken and it enters the goal, #1 above applies.Referees will be reminded to try to immediately whistle any OBVIOUS attempted active shot that occurs in the opponent’s goal area.  The act of an obvious attempted shot on goal while in the opponent’s goal area will be deemed a foul, no matter the result of the said attempt.

All Officials abide by Laws of the Game as mandated by Ontario Soccer and Ontario Soccer LTPD Small sided Games.

We have a complete program for our Officials. All our officials are paid for the games they officiate on a monthly basis.

TO REGISTER as an Official please contact Referee Coordinator Joe Estrela and he will give you the information required to register.
Once completed Power Up application Referee Coordinator will approve your application and assign you games.
We welcome newcomers from every level to join us as Officals. Once training is complete you raise that flag or put a whistle to your lips and play an important in your community.

To become an Official you must be 14 years as of March 31 or older to take the necessary course offered by Ontario Soccer. You must be 12 on March 31 or 13 to take the small sided course offered by Ontario Soccer.