Ref’s Corner


Referee Director EMSAwest Monica Adam  email:

2024 Season – Referee Information, Click here
EMSA Referee Quick Guide
EMSA Referee Quick Reference Guide

Alberta Soccer Referees – Join our team

Click Here to view the ASA Referee Video

Alberta Soccer – How do I become a Referee?

Ref Center – find course dates here

Alberta Soccer – Refereeing Resources

  • This link includes – Laws & Rules, Forms, Policies/Reference Documents and Canada Soccer documents)


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 game sheets until after completing the tiering round.

Please remember that the referee’s decisions on facts of play are final. These decisions include goals, fouls, and misconduct. 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. The referee determines if the game can proceed if the fields are open and the weather changes. Fields without appropriate field markings can be reported by email.

Field Conditions

We ask that all of our referees, coaches, players, and parents be patient during the first round as we may not have all our fields marked immediately. 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, have grass cut or have hazards.

Indoor Referees

EMSAmain handles all indoor referee items.