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 the U18 and 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 $25 - $60 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 young 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.
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 February 19th, 2021
Ontario Soccer, in consultation with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Public Health and Canada Soccer, continues to monitor the most recent developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the resulting public health crisis and the impact on Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play Plan.
2021 Match Officials Registration opened Friday February 19th, 2021. Click on www.refcentre.com and it will guide the Match Official and automatically place them in the correct category.
For those that registered in 2020, the option for a full refund was available until September 30th 2020. Ontario Soccer will not be carrying over 2020 registration fees into 2021. This was communicated to the officiating community in August and September 2020.
Officials are reminded that registration is mandatory in order to participate in games as and when they are announced.
OSA is offering early bird registration fees from opening through to March 31st, 2021. After April 1st, full fees will apply.
If Covid-19 restrictions do not allow officiated games to occur, registration fees will be refunded.
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
Ontario Soccer will be launching their new Referee Course Management Program in April 2021. Please return to their site in April to register for your course