FREE Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Training

We at the TSRA know all to well how sudden cardiac arrests events can happen without warning – it was such an incident that sparked the created of “Referees Have Heart” where we raise money for life saving defibrillators to be placed at local fields in Toronto.

Recent events from the UEFA European Championships (Euro Cup) where Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed during play and needed to be revived by an AED have sparked many FA’s to start training everyone involved in the game, to recognize the signs and how to quickly respond to such an event. As with any cardiac event, time is of the utmost importance and needs to be dealt with swiftly which is why players, coaches and officials should b e training as they are the closest people to an event and can intervene immediately, which drastically increases the odds of survival.

As such, There is a FREE Sudden Cardiac Arrest training course that you can take on the English FA’s website. We encourage anyone and everyone to take some time out of their day to complete it. This could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. BE PREPARED.

To register, please visit

NEW 2021 Education Schedule Posted

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the way in which we do things in everyday life, TSRA is once again reaching out and providing quality match official education in these trying times. Here is the new schedule for online ZOOM education sessions, with special guest speakers such as FIFA and MLS referee David Gantar.  Please join, participate, learn and enjoy! Pre-register (required) for each session and a link/password will be emailed to you.

TSRA Education moving to Zoom with Special Guest Speakers

As COVID-19 has changed the way in which we do things in everyday life, so too has it changed the way in which TSRA is reaching out and providing quality match official education in these trying times. Here is the new schedule for online ZOOM education sessions, with special guest speakers such as FIFA and MLS referee David Gantar.  Please join, participate, learn and enjoy! Pre-register (required) for each session and a link/password will be emailed to you.

CANCELLED – The Robbie Int’l Tournament 2020

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on all our lives. We are adapting to social distancing and self-isolation and coping with the uncertainty when these restrictions will be lifted.

In the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, the Robbie Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Robbie International Tournament and Festival.

We know this will greatly disappoint many coaches, athletes and their families, and match officials who look forward to the Robbie which was established over 50 years ago to promote soccer and donate proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

We thank everyone for their continued support of the Robbie Tournament and Festival. Please look for communications during the coming months from the Robbie with themes of soccer and community support

We look forward to your participation in the 2021 Robbie celebrating 55 years of partnership in raising funds for research in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis while enjoying “the beautiful game”.

2019/2020 IFAB LotG Books

Good afternoon fellow referees, I hope you are all safe and staying well.

The TSRA Executive wanted to let everyone know that we have the new law books available to be distributed to 2020 paid TSRA members. We have a limited number of copies. We ask that you follow these simple steps to secure a copy of the laws:

  1.  If you have already paid your 2020 TSRA membership fee, just send me a brief email confirming your address. During these difficult times, individual may have moved to be with family or changed location. Please confirm your address before April 14/2020. I can be contacted at;
  2. If you have not paid your 2020 TSRA membership as yet, you are not too late. You can simply download a copy of the membership form, from our web site: and scan/or send me a photo of the membership form via your phone.  Payment can be made either by electronic transfer to or you can send a copy of your membership via phone, and mail a cheque to the address on the bottom of the membership form         “24 Belleglade Crt. Toronto ON M9M 2W4. Please complete the form no later than April 14/2020

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via email. The TSRA Executive thanks you, for your continued support and membership. During this pandemic the executive is still working for our members and the community. Please stay safe… practice social distancing…stay well- The Law Book makes great reading at home!

Yours In Soccer, with Regards

TSRA Executive

Letter from TSRA President

March 31, 2020


Good Afternoon fellow Referees,
I hope that this message finds you, your family and friends well.
As you are all aware, we are going through a very difficult time with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. During this time, it is imperative that we follow guidelines set out by our health and government officials. Here some recommendations, to keep you and your family safe:
 Keep twice an arm’s length between yourself and others. Stay home when possible.
 Give enough space when standing in line when you are out purchasing necessities.
 Avoid direct physical contact, such as handshaking or hugging.
 Wash your hands regularly and frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
 Seek medical attention and/or self-isolate if you have any symptoms.
 Spread love and caring instead of fear and false information.
 Be kind, considerate and generous to your neighbours and fellow citizens

TSRA has suspended all “in person” education sessions and social activities for the duration of the pandemic. We will follow recommendations and directives given by our health departments and government guidelines. The annual Referee Expo which is scheduled for the first week of May is cancelled. The TSRA education director (Jay Thomas) as partnered with York Region soccer referee association to access online education. Information emails will be sent out to all our mailing list with regards to
this new initiative.

TRSA executive will continue to work for our members and soccer referee community to provide the best possible services during this unprecedented time. Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.

I have great news to share with our members. I can confirm that I have free Law books available for individuals that have paid their TSRA membership fee for 2020. The TSRA executive has decided to mail books to all of our paid members. If you have not paid your TSRA 2020 membership, you can do so by downloading a membership form from our web site; “”. Complete the form and mail the form with the membership fee to the address on the form or email the form along with electronic
payment to Jay Thomas via:
Contact me at for additional details.

I am confident that we can curb the spread of this virus. There is no doubt in my mind that we will get through this difficult period. In the meantime stay safe. Help our front line doctors, nurses and first responders by staying home as much as possible.

I look forward to seeing all of you on the soccer pitch went we are victorious over COVID- 19.


Best Regards
Yours in Soccer

Robert Bagazzoli
President, Toronto Soccer Referees’ Association
Tel. 416-801-0672

3rd Annual Referee Education Expo 2019

The 3rd Annual Referee Education Expo on Sunday, May 5, 2019 is a day you won’t want to miss. The day will consist of on-field practical sessions, as well as in-class education sessions, a full catered lunch, discounted referee merchandise for sale and a unique chance to network and socialize with referees from across the GTA and beyond. There will also be an official Ontario Soccer approved Beep Fitness Test.

Sunday, May 5
Location – The Hangar (Downsview Park)

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – District Beep Fitness Test (Register on RefCentre – Test #444)
10:00 am – On-Field Practical Sessions
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – NEW 2019 Positioning Guidelines
2:30 pm – NEW 2019 Handball Guidelines and Interpretations

This event is FREE to current TSRA, NYSRA, SSRA members. For all non-member referees the cost is just $20 for the full day (lunch included.)

To Register for the 3rd Annual Referee Education Expo go online to:

2018 Annual General Meeting

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Dear members!

The weather has once again turned and the 2018 outdoor season has come to an end. As such, it is now time for the… 

TSRA/NYSRA Annual General Meeting: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Doors and Registration at 6:30pm
Meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm 
Location is York Civic Centre  
2700 Eglinton Ave. West.
Food and refreshments will be served.

We will be discussing topics such as the future of refereeing in Ontario, winter education sessions, LTOD, and much more.
We hope to see you there.

TSRA Executive