A 14 hour, introductory course for people 14 years or older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U11, 8v8, U13 and older 11v11, or act as an assistant referee (linesman) at any level. Note – for 2021 the course is made up of – online modules, webinar instruction, online exam and finally a practical training session.
Referee Program Vision: To develop a pool of officials that are ‘The Best That They Can Be’ – supporting games that are Fair, Safe and Enjoyable for all participants. Alberta Soccer’s Referee Program is committed to delivering initial and ongoing education to referees of all ages and aspirations, and providing appropriate resources for referee recruitment, retention and mentoring ...
Address: Stanley Milner Library #629, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2V5 Phone: 780-497-7678
At this time, for Outdoor Season 2021, Alberta Soccer is not offering training for new Mini referees, reflecting the current position that Mini referees will not be used in 2021. Any referee who has taken an Entry Level course, 14 or older would be able to referee Mini games in your program.
This program has been acknowledged and supported by David Gantar, FIFA Referee and the Edmonton CARD Program (Centre for Advanced Referee Development). These sessions are open to all Referees and if interested or want more information, please send an email to EDSRARefs@shaw.ca. EDSRA Team . Alberta Soccer Referees Association
Most of our games are held on City of Edmonton fields. However we also use the EMSA West Complex and the Bill Gilhespy Soccer Centre (ESA). Please see below how games work at each facility. You can also check for other fields/facilities in the top right hand corner of the home page, in the event a game is scheduled at any other field/facility.
For existing 11v11 referees (not mini referees), there are two types of indoor soccer conversion courses available, depending on what style of indoor soccer is played in your part of the province. Arena (boarded) Conversion – is a one day course, designed to teach the Rules of Indoor Soccer, as well as provide practical on-field training.
Courses for Existing Referees Upcoming refresher, conversion or upgrading courses can be found by logging into your Refcentre account at – www.refcentre.com Courses are found under the ‘Registration’ menu.
The Edmonton Minor Soccer Association wants to make sure you get the ultimate soccer experience – on the field and off. Whether you’re a coach, a player or a parent, everything you need to know is all right here. EMSA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of this city’s youth soccer programs.