Exhibition Games/Scrimmages/Tournaments

Exhibition games, Scrimmages, and Tournaments are a great way to expose our players to extra competition outside of regular league play. The following are the steps you will need to take and the resources you will require to use to be able to host or attend these events.


1. Scrimmages between 2 WMSC Teams

No Documentation or approval is required for scrimmages between 2 WMSC Teams.  

Please book field time by viewing the schedule in Google Drive and submitting requests through the WMSC Facility Booking Form.

Match Officials for inter-club games can be scheduled by contacting Ben at operations@waterloounited.com.  If you would like a match official you must give minimum 10 days notice and fill out and AHEG through the Ontario Soccers CTMS site

If you need contact information for another team/coach please email Ben at operations@waterloounited.com.


2. Intra-District Events & Exhibition Games

Exhibition Game against teams within SWRSA. Click here to view SWRSA Member Clubs.

This process takes a maximum of 10 business days. To avoid disappointment, give the Office extra time during the busy season. 

No ATF or AHEG will be approved by the district without stamped books/cards.

Both teams must be in possession of valid player books/cards for the same season (i.e. indoor or outdoor). 

Hosting an exhibition game:

Being hosted for an exhibition game:

The office of the HOSTING Club seeks approval from the District. WMSC does not initiate the approval process if NOT hosting. It is up to the HOSTING TEAM to do this with its Club.

Remember that WMSC requires approximately 7 business days to validate player books/cards for exhibition games.    Incomplete information will cause a delay in processing your request.  In order to avoid disappointment, exhibition games and tournaments should be planned and declared well in advance.


3. Out-of-District (Inter-District) Events & Exhibition Games

An out of district exhibition game is when two teams belong to different districts. We belong to SWRSA. Click here to view SWRSA Member Clubs.

No ATF or AHEG will be approved by the district without stamped books/cards.

Both teams must be in possession of valid player books/cards for the same season (i.e. indoor or outdoor). 

Hosting an Out-of-District exhibition game:

Being hosted for an Out-of-District exhibition game.

  • Please log into Ontario Soccers CTMS site and complete an Application to Travel Form (ATF).
    • Must include Opposing Team OSA #
    • Must include approved AHEG # (Provided by opposing team)

3. Tournaments

Tournaments are defined by Ontario Soccer as: 1. A Tournament shall consist of a series of games: a) Involving Under-13 or older aged teams b) Played within no more than seven (7) consecutive days or over no more than three (3) weekends during a playing season c) Between a minimum of 4 teams.

Your team must be in possession of valid player books for the appropriate season (i.e. indoor or outdoor). 


4. Notes

  • An ATF cannot be processed without OSA numbers.
  • Anyone playing in a series of Exhibition games and is listed as a HOME TEAM must fill out an Application to Host an Exhibition Game (AHEG) even if we are not the Club initiating the games.
  • Once an AHEG has been requested, please stay in contact with the other team’s manager or coach (whoever is responsible for travel permits) to receive their Travel Permit. (ATF)

Questions? Please contact Ben Balfour at operations@waterloounited.com