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NEW EMSA Track Suit
Check out the new EMSA Referee Store online and order your new EMSA Referee Track Outfit! The Stormtech Lightweight Jacket comes with the EMSA logo embroidered to the left chest and initial or name to the top back for just $69.50 + Tax! Don't forget to order the matching Stormtech Lightweight Lightweight Pants also with the EMSA logo embroidered and option to embroider your initials for $55 + Tax.
Many more EMSA Referee Association merchandise can be found here, including 2018 Adidas Referee kits.
Keep up-to-date with all the EMSA Referee News here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages
EMSA Orientation Meeting
April 24th, 2019
EMSA Referee Association will be hosting a orientation meeting for all new match officials in the district at the BMO Centre London at 7pm on April 24th. This is a greet opportunity to meet the district referee coordinator, local referee assignors, mentors, and how to properly operate RefCentre.
Please bring a laptop or large tablet as we will show the step-by-step process of setting up your RefCentre account.
Please also bring a note pad and pen to talk notes during the event. Bring all your questions you have for the upcoming season and look forward to seeing you at the BMO Centre at 7PM.
New EMSA Fitness Test Released
April 12, 2019
EMSA has announced that we will be hosting a referee beep test on April 30th, 2019 at the BMO Centre London. Referees are asked to register on ref centre to participate in the fitness test. Registration can be found on ref centre under Fitness -> Fitness Test -> and click the EMSA event taking place on April 30th. All referees are reminded to see the Ontario Soccer grading protocol to ensure you meet the requirements to officiate certain leagues in EMSA.
Fitness test training can be found under the LTOD tab to help you prepare for this beep test.
New this season all referees need to run a fitness test to officiate in LAWSL or WOSL.
8 EMSA Match Officials attended Ontario Soccer Elite Camp
April 18, 2019
8 local EMSA match officials attended the 2019 Ontario Soccer Elite Referee Camp. The Elite Camp is a partnership between Ontario Soccer, OCAA, OUA and League1 Ontario and is open to selected Match Officials that have met the requirements for officiating in these leagues.
The EMSA match officials in attendance Connor Spence, Jason Vaillancourt, John-Morgan Puzzuti, Jordan Miranda, Josh Heuving, Laura Godts, Liam Tremblay and Philip Miranda
Ontario Soccer release Best Practices Guide
March 14, 2019
Ontario Soccer is investing in its Match Officials.
Today, as part of its Long Term Officials Development (LTOD), a strategic initiative aimed at providing standards-based education and development for Match Officials, Ontario Soccer unveiled the Club Best Practices guide – a Comprehensive Guideline for Match Officials Development Programming at the Club level.
The first of its kind, this document will be used to assist Club Head Referees with the programming at their Clubs and raise the level of match officiating across the province.
“Long Term Officials Development is a major part of Ontario Soccer’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. It’s an area we are keenly focused on and will assist those in our game to reach their goals,” said Johnny Misley, Ontario Soccer’s Chief Executive Officer. “Soccer is an eco-system and the development of our match officials will have long-term positive impact on the sport as a whole.”
EMSA Referee Brothers Featured in Ontario Soccer Spotlight Series
March 14, 2019
Ontario Soccer recognizes success in all forms.
The Match Officials Spotlight, is one way of celebrating the achievements of Match Officials accomplishments.
In this edition, we look at how the Long Term Match Official Development program has helped a pair of brothers achieve their development goals as officials.