Match Official Program

 

Guelph Soccer prides itself on it's development program for referees. Our focus is on education and training through monthly sessions and mentorship. 

We have three match official programs:

  • Game Leader
    • Game Leaders - certified online, and officiates U7/U8 matches (5v5)
  • Small Sided Referee
    • SSG in-person clinic, and officiates U9/U10 matches (7v7) 
  • Youth/Adult Referee
    • District Youth Referee – took an entry level clinic and officiates U11 and up matches (9v9 and 11v11) as a referee and as an assistant referee, under 18 years of age
    • District Referee – took an entry level clinic and officiates U11 and up matches (9v9 and 11v11) as a referee and as an assistant referee, 18 years of age and older
    • Regional Referee – has successfully complete the Regional Upgrading Program

Become a Referee!

For those looking to become a match official, please contact Tamara Reitsma at tamara.reitsma@guelphsoccer.ca. To become an official you must complete a certification course (usually run in the Winter months).  Once you are an official you have to register annually with Ontario Soccer.

A few details about the programs:

Game Leader

  • Minimum 12 years old as of March 31 prior to season start
  • Certification is completed online (~ 45 min)
  • “Leads” games for U7/U8 house league, and U8 Rep
    • Monday – Thursday and some Saturdays
    • No whistle, no signals – voice is primary tool
    • Fields – Bristol, Bishop Mac, etc
  • Encouraged attendance at pre-season training sessions
  • No annual registration cost

Small Sided Referee

  • Minimum 13 years old as of March 31 prior to season start
  • Certification is completed in class and on-field (6 hours minimum)
  • Officiates games for U9/U10 house league, and U9/U10 Rep
    • Monday – Thursday and some Saturdays
    • Fields – Curling Club, Grange, Orin Reid
  • Encouraged attendance at pre-season training sessions
  • Annual registration cost: $45

District Youth/Adult Referee

  • Minimum 15 years old as of March 31 prior to season start (14 if already a small sided referee)
  • Certification is completed in class and on-field (16 hours minimum)
  • Officiates games for U11 and up house league and Rep
    • Monday – Thursday
    • Fields – Bishop Mac, St. James, Eastview, U of G
  • Encouraged attendance at pre-season training sessions
  • Annual registration cost: $45 for ages 14-15, $60 for ages 16-17, and  $125 for 18+