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Referee Information:

UMSC recognizes and values our referees! Without our amazing referees there would be no games and rely heavily on them in our outdoor and indoor seasons. 
If you are looking to become a referee, Unionville Milliken Soccer Club hosts an Entry Level Referee Course in the spring for those aged 14+ and a Small Sided Game Course for those 12+ looking to become a referee. We will post these courses on our website, Facebook page as well as Twitter.
UMSC's Club Head Referee is Henry Helou, a respected referee who also mentors and supports referees at UMSC. Henry can be reached at: info@u-msc.com
Understanding Referee Grading:
Here is a link to the OSA's 2016 Grading Protocol: http://www.yrsa.ca/pdf/Referees/2016_OSA_Referee_Grading_Protocol_Final.pdf 

Are you looking to move from a Grade 4 to a Grade 5 Referee?

Are you looking to move from a Grade 5 to a Grade 6 Referee?


Are you looking to move from a Grade 6 to a Grade 7 Referee?

Are you looking to move from a Grade 7 to a Grade 8 Referee?https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0113/0221/2017_Upgrading_from_G7_to_G8.pdf?_ga=2.122035339.1810320408.1559063743-439111909.1559063743 


Resource Tools for Game Officials:

Many game officials have questions on how long a game should be and what rules apply. We encourage you to review the following Matrix's provided by the Ontario Soccer Association.

Outdoor - Development Matrix U8 - U12: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0112/8096/Development_MATRIX_Outdoor_Feb132018.pdf?_ga=2.45833508.1810320408.1559063743-439111909.1559063743

Outdoor - Recreational Matrix U4 - U12:

Indoor - Development Matrix for U8 - U12: https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0112/8099/Development_MATRIX_Indoor_Feb132018.pdf?_ga=2.126284173.1810320408.1559063743-439111909.1559063743

Indoor - Recreational Matrix for U4 - U12: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0112/8097/Recreational_MATRIX_Indoor_Feb272018.pdf?_ga=2.126284173.1810320408.1559063743-439111909.1559063743

LAWS OF THE GAME link from Canada Soccer Association: https://www.canadasoccer.com/files/2018_19_LOTG_English.pdf

UMSC uses the Retreat Line for all 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 small sided games.

Game officials, please follow the following for the Retreat Line:

When the goalkeeper has the ball at a goal kick or after making a save the opposing team members would "retreat" to the predetermined area of the field. The predetermined areas are as follows:

• 5v5 - Half way line. It is recommended the goalkeeper does not drop kick the ball.

• 7v7 – 1/3rds line.

• 9v9 - 1/3rds line.  

More on the Retreat Line: https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0112/8206/Retreat_Line_Extra_Information_August_30__2017.pdf?_ga=2.175633378.1772270093.1559066935-258019717.1559066935 

UMSC is proud to be the City of Markham's Soccer Experts