REFEREES 2018-08-22T16:42:03+00:00

2018 Laws of the Game

The 2018 laws of the game are now available to download. Please click here to do so.

For a complete explanation of the laws of the game, modifications and explanations for the rule changes please click here

2018 Mandatory Education Sessions

These sessions are operated through ECOSA and are recommended for all referees from any club to attend.

If you are interested in refereeing for the Cobourg Soccer Club you must attend the 2 dates we are hosting. Please click hereto see the list of locations and dates of these sessions. 

April 12th at 7 pm thru Lakeshore – this will be our entry level over 16 years old education session
May 7th at 6:30 pm thru CSC – Small Sided Education session – overview of all the rules
May 14th 7 pm Entry Level under 16 youth – overview with focus on law 11 and 12

Pre-Season Meeting

Will be held Wednesday, May 16th at the Cobourg Community Centre in the multi purpose room (look for signs) at 6:30 pm. Mandatory for all new and returning referees for the 2018 outdoor season.

New AR (Assistant Referee) Clinic

If you are a small sided referee who is 13 years old by March 31st, 2018 you are eligible to take the new AR Clinic course being hosted by the Cobourg Soccer Club. This course will allow you to assistant referee for any house league game from U14 up and any Competitive Game from U13 up. Assistant referees make approximately $20 to $45 per game depending on the competitive level. To register please login to your Ref Centre account, go to the registration tab, then click on courses. The course number is 1836 then click on the register button on the right-hand side. Cost is only $25 per person.

Club Referee Application

Returning refereesmust apply to the club to referee for the 2018 Outdoor season.  Please login to your referee account under the PowerUp Management system. Once you are logged in you can click on the settings icon (wrench) beside your name select Volunteer and Members Application form. You must wait for club approval to your application before you can edit your availability. This application process must be completed for every Outdoor and Indoor season you wish to referee in.

New Refereesmust apply to the club to referee for the 2018 Outdoor season. Please sign up through the PowerUp Management system. You must wait for club approval to your application before you can edit your avilabiality. This application process must be completed for every Outdoor and Indoor season you wish to referee in.

OSA Referee Registration

All RETURNINGreferees aged 15 and over, mustcomplete an online education evaluation in the Laws of the Game and current FIFA amendments as part of the 2018 Referee Registration.

Remember that if you are an Entry Level and Small Sided Referee you only need to complete the Entry Level education evaluation.

There is a 1 hour time limit when taking the online education evaluation and you must complete it in 1 sitting. There will be no pass/fail but your grade may reflect what division you are assigned to referee during the 2018 season. This option will open February 15, 2018 and remain open through the 2018 registration season. Once this is completed, the referee’s registration can be processed.

Any referee who does not have access to a computer can visit the local library for free access options. As the videos will be embedded through YouTube, an educational setting may restrict the playing of the videos. If you have no way of accessing the internet please contact the office for assistance.

Purpose of change:

The results of this evaluation will help direct future education and learning opportunities in the district and across the province.

  • It will demonstrate to the referees what their personal knowledge level of the current LOTG sits.
  • The system will produce a report that will show a district where the majority of their referees are strong in knowledge of LOTG, and where there are visible weaknesses.
  • The results report will be able to be retrieved by the District Referee Coordinator through the registration season.

The results report will allow both the district and referee to clearly direct their education and personal development.

1. Visit

2. Click on the register button

3. You will have to do the Online Exam at this point. You have 1 hour to complete and you cannot log off during the exam.

4. Next you need to pay your dues to the Ontario Soccer Association. To do this click on the Registration tab at the top of the page.

5. Complete the process as required. You will be asked to pay one of two ways

i) Online via Pay Pal with your credit card or Pay Pal account


ii) By submitting a cheque to the OSA.

Please note that if you choose option ii) you will also be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

Caution Form (Yellow Card)

Dismissal Form (Red Card or 2 Yellows)

Special Incident Form  – this form is to be used if there is an incident involving a spectator, coach or any other outside agent.

Reminder that all house league caution or dismissal forms are to be directly emailed to Keri Castle-Sedore by clicking here

All forms must be emailed to Keri withing 48 hours of the card being issued.