Ontario Soccer has a variety of program areas that will assist you in your career as a Match Official. In addition to refereeing, Ontario Soccer also provides support for Assessors, Instructors, Mentors and Coaches.
Hamilton Soccer’s Referee Mentorship program allows tenured referees within our region to help evaluate and educate new match officials. Through in game evaluations, phone calls and reports, the program allows for match officials to perform better and stay in the game longer.
Ontario Soccer are pleased to provide our members with a series of new Match Official Recruitment and Retention materials that can aid in reaching out to your community.
With Annual Registration and Match Official Accreditation Clinics now open, these materials can be used on social media, your websites, shared via email and in newsletters, or printed and placed on information boards within your facilities.
These Members Association Recruitment tools can be found on OntarioSoccer.net/Recruitment and include a document that will assist in determining how to target your membership and utilize the material effectively.
Only 55 per cent of Match Officials who registered in 2019 returned for the 2021 season. This shortfall impacts everyone in the game and it is important to educate new and returning match officials on the benefits the role has in soccer.
Additionally, as a reminder, member organizations are welcomed and encouraged to attend our Club and District Recruitment Webinars, which are geared towards District Administrators, District and Club Presidents, Technical Staff and Boards.
If you have any questions please contact:
Match Official Accreditation Clinics:
Alex Di Noia, Sr. Coordinator Match Officials Development and Community Education
Documents and Rules
Hamilton Soccer Documents
Ontario Soccer Documents
Visit https://www.ontariosoccer.net for more details.
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