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Question Number: 12829

Fitness 5/17/2006

RE: Rec/Select Under 16

Jazmyn of Oshawa, Canada asks...

I relize that this is an American site. but how old do you have to be in Canada to become a ref ?

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

HI Jazmyn,
While the site is US based I referee in Canada http://www.canadasoccer.com/eng/referee/pdf/becomingasoccerref2004.pdf
has a great intro to advise you and the number below will set you up with contact of the Ontario way of doing things.

ONTARIO
7601 Martin Grove Rd
Vaughan, ON, L4L 9E4 Bus: (905) 264-9390
www.soccer.on.ca

1. Minimum age
12 years old

2. Experience ( minimum suggested games per 2 year period to achieve the designated level)
First step is to sign up for the course!
No requirements!

3. Game level suggested to be counted for advancement.
How many games? (mini-soccer or U-14)
Referee: 5
Asst.-Referee: 20

4. Training course requirements to keep the level
Your desire to improve!

5. Written examination. Requirements / passing mark
/ length / type of questions??
Yes.
Curriculum and exam.
Minimum 75%.
Length: 1 hour
Yes/no questions

6. Field evaluation /how many / passing mark
Yes,
minimum 4
with 75% and up


7. Physical Fitness test /how often?
No
8. Medical requirements
None

9. How many years at designated level before eligible
for promotion (minimum)
1

10. Course fee
Less than $50 It is set by yourprovincial association

11. Duration of the course
12 hours

12. Annual report to submit
No
Cheers



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