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

FREE Referee App for Apple Watch Users

Are you a referee? (of course you are)

Have an Apple Watch?

If so, there is a really good app out there for your watch:

You can run the app independently on Apple watch or the iPhone. You can also download settings from iPhone to the Apple Watch if you prefer.

See how to set it up on the watch:

The app has three timers – game clock, stoppage clock and elapsed time. Elapsed time starts at zero and runs uninterrupted during the game. Game clock and stoppage clock are tied together – either game clock is running during the game or stoppage clock is running. Works much like a SPINTSO

The best part is that once you’re game is completed, you can sync it with your phone and send yourself a complete match report with all goals, cautions and send offs, including all the times.

Referee futsal?  The app also has a foul counter!

To get the app for free, just go to the app store on your phone, and look for a link to input this code – 6NWKJL6EKMRF.
The link should be at the very bottom of the screen.  Code will expire on February 21, 2018

Happy Whistling


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TSRA Education – New Laws Vol. 2

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Next TSRA Education Session Details:

Thursday, March 30 – 7:00pm
New Laws Vol. 2 – Laws 12 to 17
Presented by Armando Pereira
@ York Civic Centre – 2700 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto, ON  M6M 1V1

This session is extremely important as IFAB have made some 200+ changes to the laws of the game.

At this session, the following will be discussed

  • fould and misconduct
  • free kick procedures
  • penalty kick infringements and sanctions
  • restart changes
  • and lots…lots….LOTS of clips!
We ask that you please come prepared and bring you copy of 2016/17 IFAB LOTG law book
Hope to see you all there!

TSRA Executive

TSRA Education – Foul Recognition

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Next TSRA Education Session Details:

Wednesday, March 15 – 7:00pm
Law 12: Fouls and Foul Recognition
**This session will be held at Etobicoke Civic Centre –  399 The West Mall, Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2**

This session will be extremely helpful for completing your 2017 Ontario Soccer Referee Registration Exam.

At this session, the following will be discussed

  • what is a foul (definition)
  • why fouls are committed
  • how we can recognize them better
  • what to watch out for
  • the difference between “trifling” and the concept of “right vs best”
  • the considerations
  • and lots…lots….LOTS of clips!
We ask that you please come prepared and bring with you the following:
  • 2017 IFAB LOTG law book
  • Disciplinary Cards (yellow/red cards)

Hope to see you all there!

TSRA Executive

Correction Memo – Advantage After Send Off and IDFK

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At our education session last night, there was some talk surrounding the law change of playing an advantage and then restarting with an indirect free kick if the offending player gets involved with play.  Here is the clip that was presented to illustrate this point:

There was a slight error in the explanation of this change which we would like to now rectify.

The law reads:
“Advantage should not be applied in situations involving serious foul play,
violent conduct or a second cautionable offence unless there is a clear
opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player when the ball
is next out of play but if the player plays the ball or challenges/interferes with
an opponent, the referee will stop play, send off the player and restart with an
indirect free kick.”  (IFAB LOTG 2016/17, pg. 84-85)
The IDFK restart ONLY applies in cases of a sending off (Red Card Offence, second caution included).
The reason for this is that the player who is getting involved should be sent off, and not be on the field of play any longer. For that player to remain on the field because of an advantage, and then get involved with play again (when he should have been sent off) is unfair and not allowed.
If there is a cautionable offense where an advantage is given, and the offending player in this case gets involved with play, the referee allows play to continue and must caution the player when the ball is next out of play.
If you have any questions regarding this clarification, or any law change in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@torontosra.com and we will be happy to assist.
Also, please check out our resources on the new 2016/17 changes – there’s lots of stuff there, including the OSA modules and clips with explanations.
Happy Whistling!
David Figliano
Director, Referee Education
Toronto Soccer Referees’ Association