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ONTARIO SOCCER ASSOCIATION
REFEREE ASSESSORS PROGRAM
2011 and beyond
Assessors play an essential role in developing the modern day referee. They are the guardian of standards and provide a quality service for referee retention, development and promotion. First and foremost, the assessor’s role is to help referees to improve and become better referees.
Having gained a substantial amount of on-field experience, it is considered a natural progression for a referee to wish to assist in the further education and development of colleagues by becoming an assessor. Many senior referees embark on a career as an assessor whilst still officiating, and this ensures an even smoother transition into the assessor role.
By accepting the responsibility of being an assessor, one is able to support active colleagues and contribute to their development and progression as referees. It is necessary for an assessor to attend an approved Course of Instruction conducted by The Canadian Soccer Association or a Provincial Soccer Association. This course not only prepares the assessor for his role within the game, but provides him or her with a recognized qualification as a Canadian Soccer Association Accredited Assessor at an appropriate level.
By becoming involved in the assessment of referees, a most valuable service is being offered to less experienced referees who will appreciate the positive and constructive help passed on to them by more senior colleagues. It is a most satisfying and enjoyable role.
The purpose of assessments is to acknowledge strengths in the referee’s performance:
- To identify areas for development
- To offer constructive advice and routes-out in accordance with CSA directives and the current methodology required for officiating soccer games
- To provide support in the retention of match officials
- To provide a structured verbal and written debrief
- To provide the National and/or Provincial Associations with a comprehensive written report on the official’s performance in order to make informed decisions on Promotion, Retention and Appointments
The objectives of assessments are:
- To provide management advice to the CSA and Provincial Association in identifying strengths and areas for improvement for all officials
- To assess and measure performance
- To ensure a correct and consistent interpretation of the Laws of the Game
- To give education and advice on how referees can improve their performance
In 2011, each additional (not included in their registration fee) assessment requested by a referee, and completed by an asessor, will cost $60.00. The additional assessments will be invoiced by the OSA to the referee at the end of the year.
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