Each year the HSC requires a group of dedicated individuals who are interested in refereeing our House League (Youth and Adult) games. We offer a variety of matches for your skill level and provide mentoring as needed.
For Referee (Match Official) inquires, Please email: email@example.com
How Much Time Is Required?
Average time commitments are 1-4 games per week (games average from 60-90 minutes)
What Age Group Do I Referee?
Typically younger referees are assigned at least one age group below their current age. Assistant Referees or Linesmen are also used for Rep & Dev games through the MUFC platform and also Adult age divisions where they see first hand how a more experienced referee manages a game.
How Much Do I Get Paid?
Depending on the age division and whether you are a Centre or Assistant Ref, you will earn between $30 - $75 a game.
Do I Have To Buy My Own Uniform and Equipment?
After completing an Entry level or Small Sided Clinic, new Referees to HSC will be supplied, free of charge, with a complete referee kit for their first season. This consists of a Prodigy referee shirt, shorts, socks, flags, ref game wallet, lanyard and whistle.
Do I Have To Register Each Year?
As a returning official, you must register with the Ontario Soccer Association each year through RefCentre.
Who Do I Talk To To Receive Support?
The Club Head Referee and other Senior Match Officials are available to help with questions and concerns. New and younger referees are provided mentoring, and as a group of HSC referees, we are committed to working as a team to help make your experience the best it can be.
Fun, Challenging AND Rewarding
There are lots of benefits to refereeing, including hours that are conveniently in the evenings and weekends, and you can pick and choose times you are available to work.
Whether you're looking for a part-time job or some extra money, it's a rewarding job for both youth and adults.
The Huntsville Soccer Club is committed to training and mentoring skilled referees in our community. You do not have to be a soccer player to referee, you just need to be willing to learn the laws of the game and how to enforce them.
Young referees must be at least 12 years old (as of March 31st), and will start off working non-competitive 'small sided games' to help warm up their skills (House League Games)
If you're 14 years old (as of March 31st) you will eventually move into larger games and more competitive games as the Club Head Referee feels you are able.
For more information, please contact the Club Head Referee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for returning referees is open as of Feb 14th,2024
Please note that 2024 Annual Registration is now open! Please log into your RefCentre account to complete the Annual Registration process. You Registration must be completed by March 31, 2024.
Please note, if your Respect in Sport Certification is expired, you will need to renew it here: https://ontariosoccer-officials.respectgroupinc.com/. The certification is valid for 5 years.
Click on www.refcentre.com and it will guide the Match Official and automatically place them in the correct category. If you have not registered in the previous 2 or 3 years, the OSA are NOT requiring you to retake an accreditation course. You must complete the Education Evaluation Test as a component of your registration.
Officials are reminded that registration is mandatory in order to participate in games as and when they are announced.
ENTRY LEVEL COURSE
The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official for 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the 'Course Sign Up Guide' at OntarioSoccer.net
SMALL SIDED GAME COURSE
The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) or older. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the 'Course Sign Up Guide' at OntarioSoccer.net
*Note* - As of February 22, 2024 Ontario Soccer has opened the Entry Level and Small Sided Referee Clinics.
After a successful response last season, clinics will continue to be offered in a hybrid online and in-person model