Referee Program

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The East York Soccer Club is committed to the training and development of soccer referees by providing an environment that allows them to maximize their potential within the profession. We offer a multi-tiered program focused on the various levels of soccer offered through East York Soccer Club. Club programs are focused on the recreational game and the development of fundamental skills for controlling the game.

Career Path

There are two levels of officiating; the Small Sided Game and the full size 11v11 game. Many of our younger referees begin their careers officiating the Small Sided Game, as it allows them to develop both knowledge of the game and confidence in their abilities.

Small Sided Game

This game is for players U12 with a modified set of rules designed to encourage skill development in the young player. The role of the official is to educate players and coaches as well as facilitate game play within the Laws of the Small Sided Game.

Full Field

This game is for players from U13 to U16 and follows The FIFA Laws of the Game. The role of the official is to ensure that the laws of the game are followed in a safe environment. We also encourage officials to continue the process of education started in the Small Sided Game environment.

Career Advancement

Opportunities also exist for referees to upgrade their skills to officiate at various competitive levels. Working in concert with the Scarborough Referee Association and the Ontario Soccer Association, we provide a platform from which referees of all ages can progress through the regional and provincial programs available to them. We encourage all referees to upgrade their skills on a regular basis.

Become a Referee:

Join a great group of people who share a passion for soccer!

Refereeing is a great way to:

  • get involved in the game
  • increase self-confidence and decision-making skills
  • stay fit and healthy
  • make money while doing something fun and rewarding

East York Soccer is looking for youth and adults who:

  • Are available at least once per week between May and August
  • Are 14 years old or older on March 31, 2018
  • Are responsible and professional
  • are enthusiastic about getting to know the Game better

Start date: beginning of May 2018

  • Financial compensation: depending on experience and qualifications
  • No experience necessary
  • Dates for in-class and on-field training will be announced soon (tentatively scheduled for March).

If you are interested in refereeing email the application Form to

2018 Referee Application – Click Here

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