Becoming a Referee

2017 Referee Courses Scheduled


IMPORTANT NOTE:

All referee courses are full.  WCSC is no longer accepting referees for the 2017 season.

Check back in March 2018 for other opportunities.

 

Registration is not complete until participant has been approved to take the course by our head referee, completed their registration on ref centre, and then completed payment for the course using the "members" section of the WCSC website.

The courses are:

  • Small Sided Game Course, May 7, 2017 FULL
    • This course is for first year referees that wish to ref small sided games and have not previously taken this course
    • You must be 12 or older by March 31, 2017 to take this course
    • First time referees 16 or under should register for this course
    • It is recommend that you register for this course if you have never been a referee before.

  • Entry Level Referee Course, April 29 & 30
    • This course is for participants  that have completed the Small Sided Game course 
    • You must be 14 or older by March 31, 2017 to sign up for this course
    • We always need adult referees so 18 and older should register for this course
    • Any questions, contact the Head Referee

We typically receive more applications than spots for the Small Sided Game Course, so ensure you follow the instructions below closely.

Pre-registration is required for courses. Age requirements are strictly enforced.

Please note: priority will be given to West Carleton residents age 12 and over. 

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2017 Small Sided Game Course -FULL

West Carleton Secondary School (3088 Dunrobin Rd, Dunrobin ON K0A 1T0)
May 7th, Tentative time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

In order to participate in a Mini Soccer Referee Course, an individual must be 12 years of age by March 31st, 2017.  First time referees should take this course first unless over 18.

If you are interested in this course and are not a returning Referee, please send an email to the Head Referee (hugh3494@gmail.com) with the subject: Referee: <name of student> .  Include the full name of the student, their address, the club they played soccer in last year and their date of birth.  Mail needs to be received by April 7th to be eligible for a random draw that will take place to fill the remaining available spots.  Notifications will go out on April 14th.


All participants that have received a letter of confirmation or invitation for this course are required to:

  • register for the course by April 21, 2017.
  • provide proof of age if requested by the WCSC or the course instructor
  • bring a notebook with pens and paper to the course
  • bring shoes suitable for the school gym to the course
  • bring drinking water and your lunch to the course
  • have a parent or legal guardian present for the last 1/2 hour of the course

When registering please consider the following:

  • please ensure the primary email is the registrant and that the secondary email is the parent or guardian 
  • ensure you write down the password as this will be required to access Ref Center, write the test and in future to accept games

The Small Sided Game Course is for those who would like to become an accredited referee on 7v7 games and are 12 years of age (by March 31st, 2017) and older. By taking the course a referee is automatically registered as a referee for the 2017 season with the OSA and does not have to register again until the following year. 

Instructor Evaluation & Exam

After attending the course, all participants are required to complete the “Course Feedback” available on RefCentre.  Without completing this step, participants will not be able to graduate.

Participants will have 48 hours to complete the on-line exam. Exam must be completed within 2 hours once started.  The on-line exam can be accessed through the participants RefCentre account and will consist of multiple choice questions.

The exams will be automatically marked by RefCentre and participants will be notified by email within 48 hours of completion of the course if they have passed or failed the course.

Outcome

Participants achieving a 70% mark or higher will be accredited as a “Small Sided Game” Referee and will be able to referee 7v7 games.

Participants failing to achieve 70% will have one opportunity for a re-write exam. This exam will be released and administered by the OSA. If participant fails the re-write, they will need to take the Small Sided Game course over again. 

Please note: the $50 mini course registration fee will be refunded to West Carleton referees at the end of the outdoor season that do all of the following:

  1. complete the course
  2. referee for the WCSC during the 2017 outdoor season
  3. return the WCSC referee uniform and equipment that is loaned to them for the season.

Small Sided Course General Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued to all registrants if the course is cancelled by the WCSC.

Paid registrations that were not approved by the head referee are subject to an administration fee.

Registrant requested refunds may be considered under the following conditions:

  • the request is made a minimum of one week before the course date
  • the registrations exceed the minimum requirement of 17.

*A $25 administration fee will apply to all registrant requested refunds.




West Carleton Secondary School (3088 Dunrobin Rd, Dunrobin ON K0A 1T0)
April 29th & 30th Tentative time: from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Participants must be 14 years of age or older on March 31, 2017. This is a two day course, registrants must attend the full two days.

  • bring shoes suitable for the school gym
  • bring drinking water and your lunch

**NOTE: If you have not taken the Small Sided Game Course, you should also explore registering for that course to allow you to Referee 7v7 games on the mini field.

The Entry Level Referee Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited referee and are 14 years of age (by March 31st, 2017) and older. By successfully completing the referee course a referee is automatically registered for the 2017 season with the OSA and does not have to register again until the following year

All participants are required to:

  • Register for the course by April 17, 2017
  • Read the FAQs section on Ref Centre
  • Complete the On-line Pre-course Study questions –see important information below
  • Print off the Work Book (in ref centre) to bring to class for completion in class.
  • Take an examination at the conclusion of the course.

Two points with respect to the Online Pre-Course Study Questions: 

1) Please make sure participants have the most updated internet browser. The newest version of FireFox or Internet Explorer is needed to complete online material. 

2) Please make sure you click submit after every page of the pre-course material. You need to submit your answers before they can move forward to the next page. If you don’t, you can still proceed to the next page and the program will not track their responses. 

We suggest if you are having difficulties the first course of action you take is to download Firefox from the internet.

Instructor Evaluation & Exam

After attending the course, all participants are required to complete the “Clinic Feedback” available on RefCentre. Without completing this step, participants will not be able to graduate.

Participants will have 48 hours to complete the on-line exam. Exam must be completed within 1 hour once started. The on-line exam can be accessed through the participants RefCentre account and will consist of multiple choice questions, including video questions.

Video Questions

Videos are hosted on YouTube. Please ensure participants are aware of any YouTube restrictions at the location where they take the exam.

The exams will be automatically marked by RefCentre and participants will be notified by email within 48 hours of completion of the course if they have passed or failed the course.

Outcome

Participants achieving an 80% mark or higher will be accredited as a CSA Referee and will be able to referee 11v11 and 9v9 games.

Participants failing to achieve 80% will have one opportunity for a re-write exam. This exam will be released and administered by the OSA on RefCentre automatically within 48hrs from the end of the course. If participant fails the re-write, they will need to take the Entry Level Clinic over again.

Please note: the $100 entry course registration fee will be refunded to West Carleton referees at the end of the outdoor season that do all of the following:

  1. complete the course
  2. referee for the WCSC during the 2017 outdoor season
  3. return the WCSC referee uniform and equipment that is loaned to them for the season

Entry Course General Refund Policy:

  1. A full refund will be issued to all registrants if the course is cancelled by the WCSC.
  2. Registrations not approved by the WCSC head referee are subject to cancellation and an administration fee will apply.
  3. Registrant requested refunds may be considered under the following conditions*:
    • the request is made prior to the deadline for picking up the pre-course workbook and
    • the registrations exceed the minimum requirement of 17.

    *A $25 administration fee will apply to all registrant requested refunds.