EODSA Referee

We will be requiring Referees for all age levels in the OSU Nike Challenge Cup on May 20 and 21.  Standby referees for all of our locations will be required also.

If you are available to do games, please go to your refcentre account preferences. Go to Tournaments and select the following:

OSU Girls Nike Challenge Cup & OSU Boys Nike Challenge Cup

Next select Divisions.  In both of the above tournament listings, please select the Divisions you wish to officiate. Then set your availability for that weekend.

Below are details for the Festival.  This is a COMPETITIVE level Festival, not House League Level.

The OSU Challenge Cup has been a great summer event for over 27 years and will be certain to provide a high quality playing experience for all participating teams. To date, approximately 165 teams will be participating.

2023 Dates:

Girls Challenge Cup: Saturday, May 20

Boys Challenge Cup: Sunday, May 21

Festival Format

  1. 2 or 3 game Festival Format (all taking place on one day) depending on number of entered teams. In either format, teams will be allotted the maximum number of minutes permitted for a festival
  2. Schedules will be available approximately 7-10 days in advance of the event
  3. U8 is 5v5 & 30 minute games
  4. U9-U10 is 7v7
    Number of games are determined by the number of teams entered
        - 2 game format - 50 minute games (25 min halves)
        - 3 game format - 33 minute games (16min. halves)  
  5. U11-U12 is 9v9
    Number of games are determined by the number of teams entered
         - 2 game format - 70 minute games (35 min. halves )
         - 3 game format - 46 minute games (23 min. halves) 

I hope you will be able to participate in our Festival.

Questions ? Send an email to referees@osu.ca

Andy Weston

OSU Club Head Referee

Ottawa South United Soccer | referees@osu.ca | 613-697-4905

Several fitness tests have been scheduled in the EODSA for this Spring.

April 30th 4.00pm - 6.30pm
FIFA High Intensity test (for Regional and Provincial Referees only) -  Dome @ Louis Riel 

May 1st  6.30pm - 7.30pm   
Beep Test - Cumberland, Millenium Turf Field

May  9th 730pm - 8.30pm       
Beep Test - Ottawa Hillcrest HS Turf Field 

May 17th  6.00pm - 7.00pm 
Beep Test - Kanata, Richcraft Recreational Complex

May 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Beep Test - Petawawa Civic Centre

If you wish to participate in a fitness test please register on your Ref Centre account.

Referee registration is now open for 2023.

To register for the new season please log into your Ref Centre account and follow the instructions.

As in previous years referees will have to perform an education test on the Laws of the Game before you can complete the registration. It is a new test this year so we recommend that you take your time and that you have a copy of the Laws of the Game open as you answer.

2023 fees are as follows

Until March 31

Adult $105

Under 18’s $45

April 1 onward

Adults $125

Under 18s $45 (no increase)

The EODSA will be hosting 4 education sessions this Spring. All will be held virtually on Zoom

Thursday March 23rd Handball – Alex Fletcher

Thursday April 6th Offside – Costa Karamalis

Thursday April 20th Laws of Game Update – Joe Audi

Thursday May 4th – Season Preparation - Tim Baigent and David Smith

All sessions will start at 7:00pm.

Please visit the page for each session to obtain the url for the zoom meeting.

We are back to a full schedule of tournaments for 2023.

We will post the tournament information on EODSARef as soon as we receive it.

Please note that the EODSA sanctions the tournaments with each tournament hosted by a club. You will need to contact the host assigner if you need information or assistance.

All of these tournaments have been sanctioned.

DateTournamentHosted byAssignerAge groupsAssigned on Ref Centre
April 8th - 9thCanada CupOttawa South UnitedAndy WestonU13 - U17Yes
April 15th - 16thWesley Clover CupWest OttawaTim BaigentU13 - U18Yes
April 15th - 16thVolta Youth FestivalWest OttawaTim BaigentU9 - U12Yes
May 6thSpring Kick OffSeaway ValleyUnknownU9-U12No
May 20thSpring Kick Off ClassicOttawa South UnitedAndy WestonU8 - U12Yes
May 27th - 28thIcebreaker Festival (Girls)Ottawa InternationalsJared CardenU9 - U12No
May 27th - 28thIcebreaker (Girls)Ottawa InternationalsJared CardenU13 - U18No
June 3rd - 4thIcebreaker Festival (Boys)Ottawa InternationalsJared CardenU9- U12No
June 3rd - 4thIcebreaker (Boys)Ottawa InternationalsJared CardenU13 - U18No
June 17th - 18thCanada Cup TournamentOttawa TFCChris WadeU13 - U18Yes
June 17th - 18thCanada Cup TournamentOttawa TFCChris WadeU8 - U12Yes
July 8th - 9thGloucester Invitational TournamentGloucester HornetsJason GautierU13 - U18Yes
July 15th - 16th Gloucester Invitational FestivalGloucester HornetsJason GautierU9 - U12Yes
July 22nd - 23rdWarrior Summer ClassicWest OttawaTim BaigentU13 - U18Yes
August 4th - 6thChampions ShowcaseOttawa South UnitedAndy WestonU13 - U18Yes
August 12th - 13thKicking in the Capital BoysOttawa CityOsman SaatciU13 - U18No
August 12th - 13thKicking in the Capital Boys FestivalOttawa CityOsman SaatciU8 - U12No
September 9th - 10thKicking in the Capital GirlsOttawa CityOsman SaatciU13 - U18No
September 9th - 10thKicking in the Capital Girls FestivalOttawa CityOsman SaatciU8 - U12No
October 21st - 22ndKicking in the Capital Fall FestivalOttawa CityOsman SaatciU8 - U12No
October 28th - 29thSurf ChallengeOttawa CityOsman SaatciU13 - U17No

You can now register to take a referee course with Ontario Soccer

There are two courses on offer from Ontario Soccer

Small Sided (for 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 games)

Entry level (for 9 v 9 and 11 v 11 games)

For additional information and to register for a course please go to   www.ontariosoccer.net/referee-clinics

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