Dear referee candidates,
To search for upcoming clinics please follow this link
Small sided clinics: (formally known as mini soccer clinics) are for candidates that are at least 12 years old by March 31 of this year (there are no limitation on older age). The clinic covers 7vs.7 games so U10 games and younger.
Entry Level Clinic: It’s for candidates who are 14 years old or older by March 31 of the year of the clinic and covers (9 vs.9 games as well as 11 vs. 11 games) so U12 and older. In some cases depending on the clinic you might be offered some Assistant Refereeing skills too.
For full details as to what the Clinics are about, how the qualifications reflect the ref candidate education etc. you should visit Ontario Soccer’s website under Referee’s icon.
If you have an account on E2E ref centre as Small Sided ref and you want to register for
an Entry Level Clinic ( or vice versa) you can NOT register for the new course with your
existing account ( the system will not allow it because it does not permit to use the same
password for two different clinics amongst other reasons), therefore you will need to
open a new account ( you can still use the same email contact if you wish under the new
account) however you can NOT use the same password.
You’re more the entitled to take any clinic you want wherever you want however just
because you got a certificate it doesn’t make you entitled of a position. If you are
interested to ref for any club, you will need to approach the club: be it PYSC, Cavan or
Local Ref’s Branch. You can check out the leagues that you want to ref for by visiting
their websites and posted on District’s web (ECOSA).
IF and only if you want to ref for PYSC then you MUST read the heading: “Becoming a
PYSC ref for this season” and then fill out and submit the form.
To conclude, we encourage all people, especially the ones who are players to try the
refereeing career. It helps to see the game from a different perspective, it will enhance
your knowledge of the game, your self confidence, and it will look good in your resume
when you apply in the future to pursue your education or employment. Finally, although
it is not to be considered a summer job because it will never generate to you that kind of
revenue it must be pointed out that it is indeed an honorarium associated with it which
will give you some pocket money to spend for summer or if you are wise with your
money you can put it towards your savings and if you’re young towards your future
PYSC Head Ref