18 officials from five Provinces (BC, SK, ON, QC, NS) attended two days of intensive practical and theoretical sessions.
Canada Soccer held its annual Provincial Promotion Referee Course 17-19 May in Vaughan, ON. This was the fifth time the centralized course was run, with 18 officials from five Provinces (BC, SK, ON, QC, NS) attending. Canadian Soccer Association Head of Refereeing Tiger Liu lead the course with Canadian Soccer Association National Instructors Carman King (NS), David O’Neill (AB) and Isaac Raymond (ON). Instructors King, O’Neill and Raymond have attended three FIFA Futuro Courses and will attend their fourth this summer in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Provincial Promotion Referee Course featured two days of intensive practical and theoretical sessions, held at the Ontario Soccer Association’s Soccer Centre.
“The Provincial Promotion Referee Course is an important part of our long term referee development program. Course participants benefit from the expertise of FIFA Futuro III Instructors from different regions of the country and exposure to the latest referee training materials from CONCACAF and FIFA”, said Liu.
In addition to the course’s practical and theoretical sessions, participants attended an MLS Reserve League match between Toronto FC and Columbus Crew on 18 May at BMO Field.
2013 Provincial Promotion Referee Course Participants
Maxime Bellevance, QC
Chantal Boudreau, SK
Nick Broderick, NS
Dan Dittaro, BC
Michael Dominique, ON
Joe D’Onofrio, ON
Evan Fryer, BC
Lirim Hajrullahu, ON
Brett Hartmann, BC
Braden Husdal, SK
Juan Marquez, BC
Omar Masood, BC
Leo Monaco, ON
Colman O’Meara, ON
Fabrizio Stasolla, ON
Stefan Tanaka-Freundt, BC
Serge Topalian, QC
Kent Waechter, BC
Tiger Liu, Head of Refereeing
Jules Alie, Referee/Athlete Administrator
Carman King, National Instructor
David O’Neill, National Instructor
Isaac Raymond, National Instructor
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.