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2023 Entry Level Referee

Thank you for your interest in becoming a referee with Georgetown Soccer Club! Refereeing is a rewarding way to get/stay involved in the game, have fun, and get paid while doing it. To become a referee, you must first register for a course with Ontario Soccer. This consists of several online modules, a practical in-person session, and a final LOTG test online.


Please see for details about the online component (opening in mid February).

There are two types of referee courses/certification levels:

Small Sided Referee (age 12+)


• Permitted to referee U8-U11 games (5v5 or 7v7)

• Annual registration cost: $45

• Certified and hosted by Ontario Soccer

• Based on the Ontario Soccer “Laws of the Small Sided Game – 7v7"

• No offsides or assistant referee instruction, disciplinary action (yellow or red cards) for team officials only

• Must be 12 years of age or older by March 31 to take the course

Entry Level Referee (age 14+)

• Permitted to referee U12 and up games (typically 9v9 or 11v11), or act as an assistant referee (AR)

• Annual registration costs: ages 14-17 is $45, ages 18 + is $110

• Certified by Canada Soccer

• Based on the International Football Association Board (IFAB) “Laws of the Game”

• Includes instruction on offside application, assistant referees, disciplinary action (yellow or red card) for

players and team officials

• Hosted by Ontario Soccer

• Must be 14 years of age or older by March 31 to take this course

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at

Head Referees

Patty Peebles
Ross Cunningham

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