Welcome to EMSA Referee Association
ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE CLINIC
Interested in becoming a soccer referee this upcoming season? Here is your chance, EMSA is hosting an entry level referee course on April 4th and 11th, 2020. Spaces are limited so register ASAP!
More info regarding the Entry Level Referee Course
The Entry Level Match Official Clinic is for those who would like to become an accredited match official for 9v9 and 11v11 games and are 14 years of age (by March 31st of the current year) and older. Successful graduates are automatically registered with Ontario Soccer and do not have to register again until the following year. For step-by-step instructions on how to register, please follow the 'Course Sign Up Guide' below.
You can register at www.ontariosoccer.net/match-official-courses
Cost is $120
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FEMALE EMPOWERMENT DAY
Saturday APRIL 25
EMSA Referees are hosting our FIRST ever FEMALE EMPOWERMENT DAY in London Ontario. We want to “LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD.” What started out as a discussion to attract, mentor and maintain female Match Officials has now turned into a unique opportunity to invite all FEMALE Players, Coaches, Managers, Team officials, Moms, Sisters. You get it! All Females are invited.
The FIRST ever FEMALE EMPOWERMENT DAY is Saturday APRIL 25, 10:00am to 3:00pm at the BMO Centre, 296 Rectory Street. London Ontario. Here are a list of confirmed Speakers. We are so thankful to everyone of them to open up and share their stories. Additional Speakers TBA.
Melanie Rice - 3M Canada - Marketing Operations Manager
Sandasha Borough - London Police Media Officer
Julie Atchison - CTV News London
Donna Perrie - Soccer Coach – Retired Teacher
Patti DaCosta - London Police Officer - Player
Wendy Glover - Teacher|Player|LEAP - Catholic Central High school
Nava Rajabi – Ontario Soccer Provincial Upgrade Level Match Official
Corey Crossan – Doctoral Candidate - Sports Psychology
Various Soccer Associations and Respect in Sport has made this a key component of SPORTS and keeping girls in sport.
2020 EMSA Education Sessions
January 13, 2020
EMSA Referee Association will be hosting it's annual education sessions on Wednesday's during the weeks leading up to the 2020 season, all sessions will begin at 7PM - BMO Centre London.
February 19 - FIFA LAW CHANGES - Al Wielinga
February 26 - Report Writing - Lowell Williamson
March 25 - TBA
April 8 - Managing the Field - Scott Bowman
April 22 - District Updates - Matt McCready
2020 EMSA Practical Sessions
January 13, 2020
EMSA Referee Association will be hosting practical sessions at BMO Centre London on field 5 between 7-9 PM.
The practical sessions will be taking place
Wednesday April 1, 2020
Wednesday April 15, 2020
Monday April 27, 2020
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.