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Match Officials

Important Resources:

Click the whistle image to logon to Arbiter Sports for Match Official assignments.

Please check back frequently to see if there have been scheduling revisions and/or game revisions.  If you require schedule changes, contact scheduler@pickeringfc.ca with at least 24 hours notice please!


Ontario Soccer - Match Officials Charter

Questions? Contact Nicky Pearson, Sr. Manager of Match Officials Development npearson@ontariosoccer.net.

2021 Laws of the Game

Dropbox access to IFAB 2021-2022 Laws of the Game

2021 Laws of the Game

Visit www.theifab.com to access the Laws of the Game

  • U7/U8 and U9/U10 rules for goal kicks and kick ins: On a goal kick, the defending team must remain behind centre until the ball has been touched a second time from the keeper's goal kick. In other words, it must be passed in and touched before the defending team can cross over centre. On kick-ins, players must remain a distance of 6 yards away.

Registration Resources:

Ontario Soccer has opened its on line clinic registration for the 2022 Match Officials Clinics.  All clinics will be conducted on line and participants will register with Ontario Soccer.  Please review the 2022 Clinic Guide for Students – link on webpage - to help you with additional information and how to register. 

Please direct all questions to Ontario Soccer for a quicker facilitation of a response.

Contact Alex Di Noia at adinoia@ontariosoccer.net

Ontario Soccer is conducting two types of clinics:

1. Small Sided Game - registration fee is $110 and participants must be 12 years of age as of March 31, 2022.  Successful participants will be eligible to be match officials for 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 games.

2. Entry Level - registration fee is $135 and participants must be 14 years of age as of March 31, 2022.  Successful participants will be eligible to be match officials for 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 games as well as assistant match officials for 11 v 11 games.

To register for a clinic, visit: https://www.refcentre.com/Ontario/

In the registration process, please remember that you are not registering with the Pickering FC but with Ontario Soccer, you will be asked to identify a club.  Please enter Pickering FC so that we can track your progress and at the successful completion reach out to you to include you on our active list.

For more information on clinics: https://www.ontariosoccer.net/referee-clinics

We have an PFC Education Session scheduled for our active group at 6:30 pm on Tuesday February 22.  If you are interested in attending via WebEx please email D. Lord at  scheduler@pickeringfc.ca so we can add you to the contact list.  The topic of discussion that evening is Game Management.

We hope that some of you will be interested in this as it is a great way to learn more about the game, make some pocket money and expand your network for future references.


Educational Resources:

Laws of the Game Review

Beep Fitness Tests - March 6

On March 6 at 3 pm ECOSA is hosting a Beep Fitness Test for any district official that would like to attend. 

The event, which is at no cost, is being held at Trent University in Peterborough. 

Anyone wishing to attend must register on E2E by February 28 and contact Michael Smith at mews@nexicom.net

Small Sided Rules - Dealing with Team Officials

Thanks to Lowell and Kyla for assisting in creating this quick 10 minute presentation for small sided officials. Click on SMALL SIDED and the video is in the first box.

Ontario Soccer e-Learning Series - Impact of Covid-19 on Match Officials

An educational presentation by internationally acclaimed senior lecturer, speaker and researcher Dr. Tom Webb, MSc Course Leader in Sport Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

One Call, Four Angles - The Importance of Perspective While Officiating

Panel Discussion 2020 Ontario Soccer Summit - "In this match official panel, how the game is played and the decision making process come into play from different perspectives thanks to guests Scott Bowman (Canadian Premier League Match Officials), Caroline Szwed (Sportsnet host and former player) and Anthony Capotosto (Toronto FC Academy Director and Coach).



Page Updated on: March 30, 2022