Match Official Education

The Ottawa City Soccer Club and Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce that the 2022 Match Official Accreditation for Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics are open for registration for 2022.For 2022, the Match Official education process is continuing with an updated online self- learning model.Highlights of the new system include:

  • Online Payment for Small Sided and Entry Level programs
  • Clinics will no longer have a minimum or maximum number of participants.
  • Increased flexibility with self-guided online modules which can be completed at the student’s own pace
  • Students are only required to attend one webinar of their choice.
  • Ability to attend any optional open topic webinars and education sessions which will run weekly in April/May
  • 4 hour practical session included at a convenient location for Small Sided and Entry Level programs

​This is a great opportunity to both increase your knowledge of the game as well as develop key skills that will help you in the future.

We encourage coaches and players of all age groups to participate in the program of your choice. Our ultimate goal is to continue to improve the overall experience for players, coaches and parents.

Ontario Soccer offers two referee certification courses:

Course Student Age Requirement Game Type Offside
Entry Level 14 as of March 31 of the Current Year 9v9 and 11v11 Yes
Small Sided 12 as of March 31 of the Current Year 5v5 and 7v7 No

Course Registration – Small Sided and Entry Level

For more details on the programs available and the registration process, please contact: Osman Saatci

To access the user guide please click here.

If you have any questions after reviewing the guide please contact:

Alex Di Noia, Coordinator Match Officials Development and Community Education


Note: All OCSC referees must attend this clinic held by the club. There is no charge.

 Course Date Location Cost
OCSC Refresher Course for all Referees TBD TBD No Charge