Law 11 – Offside – Common Questions

November 2015, IFAB (International Football Association Board rewrite the New Laws of the Game. On January 1, 2017. CSA (Canada Soccer Association) and OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) start to use the new Laws of the Game in the 2017 summer season; therefore, it is important to let all referees knows there are some main changes about the Law 11, Offside. In here we post some common question from professional referees about the Law 11,  Offside. Moreover, if you want to learn more about the new Laws of the Game, please join us on February 27, 2017 at Chicago Pub, Alpine Plaza, 725 Ottawa St S, Kitchener, ON N2E 3H5. We will continue share Laws of the Game 2017 part #2 to all our members.

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SWRSA Electronic Submission

SWRSA district is accepting electronic e-mail submission of game sheets and game reports! You can find your game reports (Caution, Ejection, etc.) in our referee resources folders.



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Welcome to SWSRA

A warm welcome to the SWSRA’s all-new website! We hope to provide you here with all the resources you need to learn about our association and the benefits offered for being a member.

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Road to FIFA

This is a question that young referees may wonder as they assess refereeing as a potential career path.

Classification Levels through the Ontario system

  • Youth Referee
    • D1 (12 years old or older)
    • D2 (13 years old or older)
    • D3
    • D4 (14 years old or older)
  • District Referee
    • D5 (16 years old or older)
    • D6 (18 years old or older)
    • D7
    • D8
  • Regional Referee
  • Provincial Referee
  • National AR/Referee
  • FIFA AR/Referee

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