Rules of the Game

Small Sided

Laws of the Small Sided Game are the Laws for use in Small-Sided Games in the Province of Ontario

Retreat Line

Retreat line information relates to the goalkeeper's possession of the ball and how, in specific scenarios, where the retreat line is defined.

9vs9/11vs11

This Document relates to the difference in 9 vs 9 and 11 vs 11 play

Laws of the Games

The universality of the Laws of the Game means that the game is essentially the same in every part of the world and at every level. As well as creating a ‘fair’ and safe environment in which the game is played, the Laws should also promote participation and enjoyment.

Match Officials

Ontario Soccer, along with its many district branches and clubs, is always looking to help new match officials get going! Follow these steps to start refereeing! Ontario Soccer offers two courses to those looking to become registered match officials in Ontario: Small Sided clinics and Entry Level Match Official clinics.

OMS pays for Match Official Training following three referred games.  We also pay officials a static fee per game depending on skill and level of qualification.  Talk to us if you are interested in training opportunities.

ENTRY LEVEL Refereeing COURSE

The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) or older.

 

By taking the clinic a match official is automatically registered for the upcoming season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year.

"SMALL SIDED GAME"
Refereeing COURSE

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited match official on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) or older.

By taking the course a match official is automatically registered for the 2022 season with the Ontario Soccer and does not have to register again until the following year.

 

Course accreditation is valid permanently and no re-accreditation on Small Sided Game (7v7) required.