How to Become a Referee

Dear referee candidates,

In order for a ref candidate to be eligible to register for a ref clinic he/she must be 12 years old by March 31st of each year ( OS season is from Apr.1 to March 31). If you turn 12 after March 31st of this year then you must wait for the following year.

All Ref Clinics take place in the spring for the outdoor season. As usual our club provides as many clinics as
possible to accommodate your schedule. Full details about the ref clinics are posted on E2E refcentre however a quick glimpse of the dates of the Clinics hosted by PYSC for 2020 is below:

Small Sided Clinic (one day clinic)

Saturday March 28 at Adam Scott- THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL

Saturday April 18 at Clubhouse at Eastgate

Saturday April 25 at Clubhouse at Eastgate

Saturday May 9 at Clubhouse at Eastgate

Entry Level (2 days clinic)

Sat./Sun May 2&3 at Clubhouse at Eastgate

Registration details on E2E refcentre and in there you will find all details that you need by clicking on “REGISTER”.

For your convenience, here is the quick link as to how to register on E2E ref centre. If
you wish to register, click on it and go ahead (you can check by club- Peterborough is
ours; or by District- ECOSA is ours; and don’t forget to put in a time frame in the third


When you go on E2E refcentre page of clinics being offered please pay attention to the last column on the very right hand side. When that column says ” Register” in blue colour letters then click on it and just follow the steps. If the column is blank then it means that all 25 spots are taken and there is no more room ( and there is nothing either I or District can do about it as Ontario Soccer makes no exceptions once the cap has been reached) and the fact the clinic is full if and when it is can be proved by looking at the third column from the right titled Status which says Full once all spots are taken and there are no more available spots. Once on E2E refcentre PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE PAYMENT METHODS ( and pay RIGHT AWAY as you will not be approved unless you have paid) and to reimbursement policies.

Check your schedule and attend one of the clinics that suits your schedule. Clinics from
our club (and others for that matter) are offered in the spring period- the clinics usually
take place between March and May.  We encourage our ref candidates to attend one of the clinics offered in town however if you have a conflict of scheduling and can not attend the ones offered in town then you can take another one out of town and you can still apply to ref for PYSC .  Anyone is welcome to take a
clinic in Peterborough and anyone from Peterborough is welcomed to take any clinic
offered by any other club. Clinics are offered all the time from different clubs of different
Districts and it is totally your individual responsibility to register if you wish and follow
instructions (when you register you will see the instructions as each clinic might have
different or similar instructions and fees).

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, just on younger; so
you can’t by younger then 12 years old to take the clinic but you an be as much older as
you can be). 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.

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

Thank you,
Fevri Pazari
PYSC Head Ref