Ref’s Corner


Referee Director EMSAwest Monica Adam  email:

2023 Season – Referee Information, Click here
EMSA Referee Quick Guide
EMSA Referee Quick Reference Guide

Alberta Soccer Referees – Join our team

Click Here to view ASA Referee Video

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.

Find courses here.

Rain Storms & Lightning Maps


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

Referee Complaints

All referee and assistant referee complaints must be made in writing to the Zone office 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 information can be obtained by

  1. calling 780-496-4999, Press 1 [or]
  2. visiting the Field Closure website at,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.

New weather policy 2018: Click Here to View

Indoor Referees

EMSAmain handles all indoor referee items.