Match Official Education

The Oakville Soccer Club and Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce that the 2021 Match Official Accreditation Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics are now open for registration and new Match Official students can register directly on Ref Centre. For 2021, the Match Official education process is moving to an online self- learning model. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited. We have received an increased level of interest from many new students for this custom-built system and look forward to exciting times ahead.

To Register, please click here

Highlights of the new system include:

  • Online Payment directly to Ontario Soccer
  • Consistent pricing:
    • Entry Level: $125.00
    • Small Sided: $100.00
  • Clinics will no longer have a minimum or maximum number of participants.
  • Increased flexibility with self-guided online modules which can be completed at a 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.

The Oakville Soccer strongly recommends that registrants review the student user guide to become familiar with the new system. The guide has user friendly step-by-step instructions, including screenshots for clarity..

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

Nicky Pearson, Sr. Manager, Match Officials Development and Community Education

Richard Bowden, Referee Development Manager


Game Leader Education Module

Click here to view the Game Leader Education video, created by Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer.