Referee Development

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.

Please refer to Ontario Soccer’s website for all available courses and contact with any questions:

Referee Mentorship

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.

Documents and Rules

Laws of the Game

Laws of the Game

Laws of the Game Changes Explained 2020/2021

Offside Rule

Small Sided Rules – Dealing with Team Officials

Click the Link Below to Access our Match Official Quizzes

Take the Quizzes

Hamilton Soccer Game Rules

Game rules differ by league.




Ready to play with Hamilton Soccer?

Contact us to discuss getting connected with a club near you, understand the soccer development pathway you can aspire to advance through, learn how to get involved as a coach or referee, or to offer any comments or feedback.