Ancaster Soccer Club (ASC) is a proud and supportive non-profit organization, passionately committed to the ongoing development of players and coaches, valued by our members and our communities. The mission of ASC is to create a positive environment and supportive infrastructure in order to provide members of our community with the opportunity to develop physically, intellectually and socially through the sport of soccer.


  • Commitment
  • Pride
  • Passion
  • Community

Referees Code Of Conduct:

  • I will remember that the players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves
  • I will always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.
  • I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position.
  • I will always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.
  • I will always ensure I am at the field at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff.
  • I will attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the Laws of the Game, their proper interpretation and their application.
  • I will always strive to achieve maximum teamwork with my fellow officials.
  • I will be loyal to my fellow officials and never knowingly promote criticism of them.
  • I will be in good physical condition.
  • I will dress appropriately and wear my uniform at all games so that I present a professional image.
  • I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.
  • I will do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work.
  • I will not make any statements about any games except to clarify an interpretation of the Laws of the Game.
  • I will not discriminate against nor take undue advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Ancaster Soccer Club and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.
  • I will be subject to disciplinary action from the Club Head Referee for not complying with this Code of Conduct.

Referees Responsibilities:

  • Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which she/he has been appointed.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner, including showing up 30 minutes in advance of the game in full uniform (shirt tucked in, no hat or sunglasses, and all necessary equipment to officiate the game);
  • Ensure that the playing field is safe for play and does not have any dangerous materials on it (i.e. large rocks, pieces of glass);
  • Satisfy all the requirements of the Ancaster Soccer Club, including the completion and submission of all administrative or disciplinary forms to Ancaster SC and to the Hamilton and District Soccer Association if required;
  • Ensure that you officiate all assigned matches;
  • Make sure that corner flags are placed properly;
  • Ensure that all players are wearing shin-guards and are not wearing any jewellery;
  • Introduce yourself to the Coaches;
  • Perform the coin toss with the captains;
  • Start the game on time;
  • Complete and submit any disciplinary reports to the Head Referee within 24 hours.

Referees Uniform and Equipment:

All referees are expected to dress in conformity to Ontario Soccer requirements. Currently, Ontario Soccer requires referees to have the following uniform:

  • Shirt: Black referee shirt;
  • Shorts: Black shorts with no white trim. Shorts should be not be baggy or otherwise below the knee;
  • Socks: Black;
  • Shoes: Black in colour with no flashy trim and in good condition.

In addition, referees are not permitted to wear hats, sunglasses (unless prescription), or bandanas. Referees equipment should be kept in a kit or a sport bag and should include the following items:

  • Whistles (preferably a Fox 40 or other pea-less whistle);
  • Watch with a stop-time function (have a second cheap one in case the first malfunctions);
  • Pencil and a pen (pencil for wallet, pen for the game sheet);
  • Red and Yellow card;
  • Small game pad to keep track of developments on the field;
  • Alternate jersey is yellow and then red/blue (in case one team wears a predominantly black jersey);
  • Assistant Referee flags.