HOW DO I BECOME A Referee or Mini Referee

To become a referee this Spring/Summer, you will need to register and take a course. -DONE for this season

 

2017 Referee Registration Renewals

The most important item is to ensure that each of you has properly registered and taken the appropriate course for the upcoming season. Instructions for online registration renewal for all Youth, District, Regional, Provincial, National & FIFA referees who were registered was sent out via email in the last month. If you did not receive your email please contact Carmen at programs@albertasoccer.com as soon as possible to get the information you need to renew your registration. Please include your full name and city/town of residence in your email.

The registration tool for Refresher courses is active.

Registered referees just need to log into their Ref Centre account at www.refcentre.com and you will find the Refresher Course tool under the Registration menu item. There are only a couple of options for courses at this time as a number of requested courses are still to be approved as instructors are confirmed. Please check back if you do not find a course date or location that works for you as courses will be added daily as they are approved. All registrations for approved refresher courses must be done through your new Ref Centre account and only the participants in these courses will be added to the official ASA referee database. This means you need to have registered, paid and completed the online test and take a refresher. This includes all of our mini referees from last year. ASA has a strict policy that states only properly registered referees can be used.

 

linesman Course

EMSA ASSISTANT REFEREE (LINESMAN) COURSE

This course entitles children with the needed instruction to assistant referee a game. Upon completion of this course, participants will be provided with shorts, jersey, flag. This is a 4-hour course that deals with the rules and regulations of the game. (Must be 11, years or older to register). Please ensure that the participant brings gym clothes and appropriate footwear as there is an on field portion with this course.

**This course is for EMSA members only**

Dates For this course: – DONE for this season

click here for linesmen Course

EMSA Linesman Refresher Courses

Please complete the following registration form: anyone who took the linesmen course in the last 2 seasons, the instructor would like you to come back for a quick 1-hour refresher course to update you before going on the field.

Next refresher course – Done for this season

Linesmen Refresher Course

Linesmen Quiz

Complete the quiz online here

Diagrams

Diagram A & B

Diagram C, D & E

Diagram F, G & H

Diagram K

REFEREE DIRECTOR for WEST ZONE:

Monica Adams
Email:m.adams@shaw.ca

REFEREE ASSIGNORS

U10 & U12 EMSA West
Debbie Plant
Ph: 780-975-2141
Email: ddplant@shaw.ca
U14+ EMSA West
Mike Carson
Ph:(780) 994-3115

Email: gradsoccer@gmail.com

Community Coordinator’s no longer assign referees for U10 & U12 games. Debbie Plant will be assigning for all games U10 – U12.

 

REFEREE SIGN UP

All referees must sign up at  assignr.com to ref in the West Zone. We use this program for our assigning.


Community Games Forms

Club Games Forms

 

Referees and Linesmen must complete form(s) and submit to the EMSA West Office by mail/fax/scan or can be dropped off in top section of the mailbox after office hours.

Please note on form if you prefer to have cheques mailed out to you or phoned for pick time. Payment is issued per round, please allow 5-10 days after each round for payment to be issued. For further questions please email finance@ewzsa.com or contact Rosa at 780-451-6453 Ext. 3.

Field closure information can be obtained by calling 780-496-4999, Press 1 or by visiting the Field Closure website.

Referee Sign Up

All referees must fill sign up at  assignr.com

Referee Complaints

All referee and assistant referee complaints must be made in writing to the Zone office soccer@ewzsa.com. Telephone complaints will not be accepted or responded to.

Do not put complaints on game sheets. The referee director does not see the games sheets until after the tiering round is completed.

Please remember that the referee’s decisions on facts of play are final. These decisions include goals, fouls and misconducts. Game protests or discipline appeals go to the league NOT to the referee director.

FIELD CLOSURE and INFORMATION

Field closure information can be obtained by

  1. calling 780-496-4999, Press 1 or
  2. visiting the Field Closure website at http://coewebapps.edmonton.ca/facilitynotifications/default.aspx?args=4,14 or
  3. calling 311

If fields are closed, referees will not be at the games. If the fields are open and the weather changes, the referee determines if the game can proceed. Fields without appropriate filed markings can be reported by email or through the referee hotline.

 

Field Conditions

We ask that all of our referees, coaches, players and parents be patient for the first round as we may not have all our fields marked right away. Do whatever you can do to ensure the games get played. Have coaches help to mark out touchlines and penalty areas and let’s get the games played. Remember this is not Processional Soccer it is for the Kids.  Please inform the zone if you identify any fields that are in bad shape, need to be painted, need to have grass cut or have hazards.

Attention West Zone Referees

With the 2016 Outdoor Season fast approaching I wanted to touch base on a few items that are necessary for a successful season. The most important item is to ensure that each of you has properly registered for the upcoming season.

ASA has a strict policy that states only properly registered referees can be used. This means you need to have registered, paid and completed the online test and taken a refresher. This includes all of our mini referees from last year. The next most important item is regarding the need for all of you to be patient for the first round as we may not have all our fields marked right away. Do whatever you can do to ensure the games get played. Have coaches help to mark out touchlines and penalty areas and lets get the games played. Please inform the zone if you identify any fields that are in bad shape or have hazards. Finally, please report all incidents involving abusive referees or parents in writing to linda@ewzsa.com. Have a great season and thanks for helping to make the game fun and safe for everyone.

Mike Carson
EMSA West Vice President
Referee Assignor U14+

Indoor Referees

EMSAmain handles all indoor referee items.