Small Sided Course:
Date: June 15, 2019
Location: Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL (EJ Broomfield Arena)
This is a basic officiating course, designed for those interested in officiating games in the Under 11 division or below designed for less than 11/ side soccer. This is an 8-hour course provided by the NLSA. It is important to note that the small sided referee course does not qualify an official to referee 11/side soccer at any level, or to act as an assistant referee at any level, or to officiate in provincial tournaments (other than small-sided games). It is open to those aged 12 to 14 years old as of the date of taking the course (older candidates may be accepted but it is recommended that they take the Entry Level course; exceptions can be made for younger referees who will turn 12 prior to officiating). The course is practically oriented, and should ideally be offered on a soccer field, with a classroom available. Referee Handbook 2019 8 The intent of this clinic is to introduce officiating to younger referees. The clinic is interactive, and introduces young referees to the basic concepts of refereeing. They then need to apply this knowledge to officiating recreational micro and mini-soccer players in the ages of U4 to U11. To officiate small-sided matches where direct free kicks, penalty kicks or the offside law is being applied, officials must have completed the entry level course. Candidates aged 14 and over are strongly encouraged to take the full entry-level course that qualifies them for 11/ side games as well as small-sided soccer.