Becoming a WMSC Match Official

ATTENTION WMSC MEMBERS/REFEREES

The Ontario Soccer Match Officials Development Program team has been working diligently towards a solution that will benefit all Clinic Hosts and Participants for the 2020 Clinic season given the current COVID-19 pandemic that is having an effect on all of us. As such, all accreditation will be moving to an online delivery method.

Program staff has been in communication with the District Associations, Clubs and Hosts over the past week and Ontario Soccer have concluded this is the best option for the 2020 Accreditation season. Material for online delivery is currently in development and work will continue through the next week to establish the most effective and efficient process.

Practical components will also be re-aligned to fit into this new delivery structure and this will be announced in concert with the launch. Due to this shift to online accreditation, the Host will no longer be required to provide an in-class facility or a Host representative.

* The process for applying to host a Small-Sided, Entry Level, Mentor Accreditation or Small Sided Assistant Referee Clinic remains the same *

More information and details regarding the timing and launch of the Online Clinics will be provided Friday, April 3, 2020.

For questions or further assistance, please contact the club’s Match Official Manager, Marko Grubisic.


SMALL SIDED MATCH OFFICIAL

The Small Sided Clinic is intended for those who wish to become an accredited Match Officials and are 12 years of age (as of March 31st of the current year) or older. Held over one day, this course is 6 hours in duration and provides 4 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours on-field. Participants will need to complete an open book the online exam within a 48-hour window following completion of the clinic. They must complete the exam in one sitting and will have 1 hour to answer all the multiple-choice questions. Participants achieving a mark of 75% or higher will be accredited as a Small Sided Match Officials and will be able to officiate 7v7 games.

CLINIC DATES AND TIMES

Small Sided Course: April 25, 2020
Please note:  Clinic registration closes 2 days before the clinic start date *

Date Time Location Cost
April 25, 2020 9:00 am – 4:00 pm RIM Park, Waterloo $90.00

ENTRY LEVEL MATCH OFFICIAL

The Entry Level Clinic is intended for those who wish to become an accredited Match Officials and are 14 years of age (as of March 31st of the current year) or older. Held over two days, is course is 16 hours in duration and provides 12 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours on-field. Participants will need to complete an open book the online exam within a 48-hour window following completion of the clinic. They must complete the exam in one sitting and will have 1 hour to answer all the multiple-choice questions. Participants achieving a mark of 80% or higher will be accredited as a Canada Soccer Match Officials and will be able to officiate 11v11 and 9v9 games.

CLINIC DATES AND TIMES

Entry Level Course: February 15th and 16th, 2020
Please note:  Clinic registration closes 5 days before the clinic start date *

Date Time Location Cost
Feb. 15th & 16th, 2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm RIM Park, Waterloo $120.00
HOW TO REGISTER
  • Participants can register themselves by visiting refcentre.com/ontario, choose search by Club Waterloo. Click on the Register button for the appropriate course and follow the instructions to complete your registration. Make sure that you do not forget the password you choose when registering as you will need it every time you access your refcenter account.
  • Once your registration has been approved you will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete the payment with WMSC. Payment is due prior to the start of the course.

For more information regarding the courses, please contact the office at 519-578-9680, email momgr@waterloounited.com.