TSRA Casino Rama Trip

Dear Referee and Soccer Official,


On Sunday, May 1, 2016 the TSRA has organized an exclusive bus trip, with many extra goodies included to Casino Rama.

This trip will include refreshments and door prizes for the ride up, and $15 of casino slot play money applied to your Player’s Card by the casino. A seat on the bus and all of this is included in your ticket price. Every dollar raised will go into the Referees Have Heart campaign to buy and place life-saving defibrillators at Toronto soccer fields.

You need to be at least 19 years old and bring Ontario proof of age with you on the bus on May 1st.

If you would like to go, contact a member of your TSRA Executive Committee today.

Click HERE for more details!


NEW – FIFA Laws of the Game 2016/17 Now Available!


FIFA Laws of the Game 2016-2017

In a ground-breaking move, the FIFA Laws of the Game is out earlier than ever before; April 13th.

Why you ask?

Great question. These will change the way we think about the game. Simply because it isn’t real until it’s on paper. That day is today.

There is simply far too much to be able to summarize the changes, but some changes will mean adapting to these changes effective next year.
Although we must wait for the CSA, and in turn the OSA to send out official word on the new text, we are providing it to you here so that you can be pro-active and get a head start on what’s to come next season.

Direct link: http://www.theifab.com/files/1%20-%20160412_laws-of-the-game-Digital_Print.pdf

“Summary of Changes” (65 pages): http://www.theifab.com/files/4%20-%20Presentation%20Law%20Changes_v0.3.pdf

IFAB Website: http://www.theifab.com/


Extremely Important – In Canada, and specifically Ontario, the changes to LOTG will not take effect until the next outdoor season, April 1, 2017.  Please wait for official word from CSA and OSA.


Panel Discussion and NEW Discussion Forum


The next TSRA Education Session is going to be a special one.  We have arranged to have an open panel discussion/round table with top soccer referees, instructors, and assessors.  In order to accommodate all your questions, TSRA has recently set up an online discussion forum where you can post all your questions for the session tomorrow.  Alternatively, you may also send any questions to info@torontosra.com


Thursday, April 14, 2016
York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Ave. W

Doors @ 7:00 pm
Sessions Starts promptly at 7:30 pm

The new TSRA Forum can be seen HERE
Please register as a new user in order to see all the available discussion boards.
Once registered and logged in, please go to Education Sessions, and then Panel Discussion and reply with your questions.

Thanks and see you all there!

TSRA executive Committee

Toronto Fitness Test Dates

District Level Referees (Grade 6 and below) who wish to upgrade to Level 7 or Level 8 are required to meet  the “District Fitness Standard” for their target grade as part of the upgrade process. Referees who have previously attained Level 7 or Level 8 are also required to meet this standard in order to maintain their grading.

In order to assist referees from within the TSA (and beyond), the Toronto Soccer Association will offer the BEEP TEST.

Beep Test event details

Venue: Northern Secondary School, 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Toronto

Choice of Dates:

April 16

May 7

May 14

Time: 9.00am- 12 noon.

Beep Test Registration Process

  • Access your profile in Ref Centre
  • Click “Fitness”, and then “Fitness Tests”
  • Select the test date/ venue you require and click “Register” twice
  • You will receive an automated confirmation
  • If you have selected a TSA hosted Fitness Test you will receive a follow up email a few days prior to your test date with information relevant to your testing.

Should you have any questions regarding the District Fitness Test or standard, please email our Referee Development Coordinator Amato de Luca: RefDevelopment@torontosoccer.net.

Change of Venue for Education Session


Due to a prior booking at York Civic Centre, and the recent vandalism at Etobicoke Civic Centre, tomorrow’s education session has been moved to Carmine Stefano Community Centre.

Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm
– Positioning: Achieving the Optimum Viewing Angle


**NOTE – This session will be held at Carmine Stefano CC

3100 Weston Road (corner Sheppard Ave)
Second floor meeting room
Doors open at 6:30pm – sign in.
Education to start at 7:00pm sharp

Don’t miss this opportunity to get top level instruction from Canada’s top instructor and assessor.

TSRA Executive