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:

“Summary of Changes” (65 pages):

IFAB Website:


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


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:

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




Looking for some extra practice this winter?

We recently added over 30 FIFA Laws of the Game quizes, and over 10 FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game quizes!

These quizes will keep you sharp over the next few months as we joyfully wait for the coming of the 2016 outdoor season.  With HUNDREDS of questions, this resource should keep you busy this winter.

Quizzes are courtesy of the Asian Footbal Confederation (AFC), normally consist of 10 questions, and you are required to answer all within 15 minutes.
Each correct answer carries 1 point, and the passing mark is 8/10.

Check out the Quiz page HERE, or by going to our Resources page and test your knowledge!


2015 AGM and 2016 Education Sessions Confirmed

TSRA Crest

Dear members!

The weather has finally turned and the 2015 season has come to an end. As such, it is now time for the…

TSRA Annual General Meeting:

Thursday, December 03, 2015
Doors and Registration at 6:30pm
Meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm
York Civic Centre,  2700 Eglinton Ave. West.
Food and refreshments will be served.

Also, the 2016 Education Session schedule is now posted on our Education page.  Please check back regularly for updates.

We will have 2016 Membership Forms on-hand so you’ll be able to register or renew your membership for next year. Please bring your chequebook or cash. Receipts will be given.

We hope to see you there.
TSRA Executive

UPDATE: Referee Appreciation Day @ BMO Field

Fundraiser Poster


All Credit Card ticket sales are now officially closed!  

If you would still like to purchase hard copy tickets, TSRA President Rob Bagazzoli will have the very last 18 remaining hard copy tickets on hand, and will be at Eglinton Flats – North side,  tomorrow (Saturday, September 12) from 12:30 – 5:30.  

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, further instructions on how you can do this will be provided after Sunday’s event.  

The TSRA Executive Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets, and in doing so also helped support this life saving cause.  It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have exceeded our initial goal of 200 tickets sold and that would not have been made possible without the support of our members and the referee community at large.  If you did not get a chance to participate this year, we hope to continue this event on an annual basis and look forward to your participation next year.

On behalf of the TSRA Executive Committee…THANK YOU!

See you all on Sunday…ALL FOR ONE!!!

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CSA appoints Isaac Raymond new Manager, Referee Department

courtesy of the CSA

Canada Soccer is pleased to announce the appointment of Isaac Raymond, FIFA Futuro III referee technical and fitness instructor, and national assessor, as new Manager of Canada’s Referee Department, effective immediately.

In this role, Raymond will have the responsibility of working with the Provincial and Territorial Associations to manage the implementation of a development plan for Canadian officials that will focus on delivering excellence at all levels of the game. He will be instrumental in devising and delivering a clear pathway for officials’ development that compliments and is aligned with the Canada Soccer Player Pathway.

“Anyone who has met Isaac is aware of his dedication to the training and mentoring of officials from grassroots to National/International levels,” said Tony Fonseca, Technical Director, Canada Soccer. “We are in capable hands as our Referee Department continues the task, in partnership with our Provincial and Territorial Member Associations, of elevating our officials across the country to their peak potential.”

Before joining Canada Soccer, in addition to being a FIFA Futuro III referee technical and fitness instructor and national assessor, Raymond has served as District Referee Coordinator for the Toronto Soccer Association and was in charge of the Ontario Soccer Association’s Advanced Referee Training Program. He has also been a National List Official between 2005 and 2008 and represented Canada in various international, NASL, University Championships and Canadian National Club Championships throughout his career.

Raymond will be based out of Canada Soccer’s Toronto office.

The TSRA would like to thank Isaac for all his efforts and hard work while in his post as Toronto DRC, and wish him luck in his now position.