Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 
** All applications are available under Documents on the menu on the left or click HERE **
 

If you have any questions, please contact Adam at 

****************************************************************************************************************************

Referee and game leader applications are now open for the 2016 Outdoor Season!

Applications are now open. Applications are due March 4, 2016. Applications received after March 4th may not be accepted.

New referees must attend a training course in March or April. Byron will be holding a two-day training course for new referees who are 14 or older on March 26-27 (full days, 8:30AM-5PM). New referees aged 12 and older will attend a one-day clinic, date and time TBA. New game leaders will need to complete online training before the start of the season.

If you are interested in refereeing or game leading this season, please complete the appropriate attached form and email it as a PDF to Referee Director Adam Newton at .  

We are looking for motivated, responsible, and independent young people with an interest in soccer and helping young players understand the rules of the game. As such, we want to hear from you – not your parents.

If you have any questions about refereeing, game leading, or the application process, please contact Adam at

NEW, IMPORTANT: Returning referees who completed the one day or two day referee course last year through the OSA (e.g., all Byron’s referees from last year), MUST register with the OSA as a referee for this season. Registration for the OSA typically opens in early February. The responsibility to register is solely on the referee. Referees who do not register will not be able to referee until their registration is complete. For more information visit: http://www.ontariosoccer.net/referee

Important Notes and Frequently Asked Questions about Referees and Game Leaders:

  1. What positions are being hired and what do they do?

Junior referees, senior referees, and game leaders.

Junior Referees

Junior Referees are responsible for refereeing and assistant refereeing games from U10-U12. Sometimes, strong referees will assistant referee senior house league games with an older referee. Junior referees must be at least 12 years old by May1st, or the date of the clinic they are attending (if necessary), and must have their OSA small-sided (7v7) certification and be registered with the OSA as a referee before the start of the season.

Senior Referees

Senior Referees are responsible for refereeing and assistant refereeing senior house league games (U12-U18) and men’s/ women’s recreational league games. Typically, senior referees are more experienced than junior referees. Senior referees must be at least 14 by May 1st, or the date of the clinic they are attending (if necessary), and must have their OSA full field (11v11) certification and be registered with the OSA as a referee before the start of the season.

Game Leaders

Game leaders are responsible for facilitating games for U8 players on Saturday morning. The game leader program is a good first step for applicants who want to get involved and earn some money, but who are not comfortable being a full referee yet. Game leaders must be at least 12 by May 1st and must have completed the game leader certification course (online) prior to the start of the season.

  1. How are referees and game leaders selected?

Junior referees and game leaders are selected in a way that maximizes the Club’s goals – to give back to its players and contributors. Here is the system for how game leaders and referees are selected:

  1. Plays for Byron Currently and a Returning referee/ game leader
  2. Plays for Byron Currently, has not refereed/ game led before
  3. Has played for Byron in the past, returning to referee/ game leader, team/level not available in Byron
  4. Has refereed/ game led for Byron in the past OR has not refereed/ game led before, team/level not available in Byron
  5. Has not played for Byron before, does not wish to play for Byron, has refereed/ game led before
  6. Has not played for Byron, does not wish to play for Byron, has not refereed/ game led before

Senior referees are selected based on skill level and experience.

  1. How many referees/ game leaders will be hired?

We base how many referees and game leaders we will take on using how many teams and weekly games we think we will have for the season.

Last year, 24 game leaders were offered a spot and 16 decided to complete the training.
For junior referees, 26 were offered a spot and 22 took the job.
For senior referees, 6 were offered spots and all 6 took the job.

  1. How much will I be paid?
Game leaders will make $10/game and typically work 2 games a week.
Junior referees make between $10-12/game and typically work 2-3 games/ week, depending on their availability.
Senior referees make between $12-35/game and typically work 2-3 games/ week, depending on their availability.
Referees always have the option to take more games, if they have free availability.