To become a soccer
referee, you start by taking one of two compulsory courses
organized through the Ontario Soccer Association by the HDSA
or club, depending on your age.
use E2E to find a list of clinics in Huronia.
Mini Soccer Referee Program: For those of age 12 and
13 (as of 31 March) who want to referee Mini Soccer (players
from U4 to U10) you must do this course. This is a one day
course. The courses are arranged each year across the
Province by the clubs and Districts. Mini-Soccer
who completed the course last year but are still 13 by 31
March must re-do the course this year.
Level Soccer Referee Program:
For youths of age 14 (as of 31 March) and up and adults
wishing to start refereeing soccer. This is a two day
course. This course will permit successful graduates to act
as referees and assistant referees within their local club
program. The courses are arranged each year across the
province by the clubs and districts.
progression as a referee requires considerable game
experience, mentoring, approval of the DRC
and passing both of an OSA upgrading course and several
on-field formal game assessments.
Check the OSA
website on upgrading programs.
Keep going and you can make it to be a Canadian National
Referee or maybe even a FIFA
referee and travel the world.
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