EMSA Referee Courses Information for Outdoor Season


– EMSA REFEREE Courses  


Due to Covid-19 EMSA will host the MINI FACILITATOR /AR COURSE to instruct referees to face the games during the 2021 outdoor season. This course is for those that wish to referee Mini Soccer (U9 and U11) or Assistant Referee in older ages.  This is not the Alberta Soccer Mini Referee Course; this is an EMSA course only.

It will be geared towards people 14 years old or older.  Participants must be 14 years old by July 30, 2021.

This is a 5 hours online course (from 1:00pm to 6:00pm). It will go through the Rules of Mini soccer and being an Assistant Referee within the EMSA program.

  • DATE : June 20, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm  – ONLINE-
  • PRICE: $25
  • REGISTRATION LINK IS CLOSED The zoom meeting link will be sent to you once the registrations are closed. There is a pre-course online learning modules required, therefore registration will be open until noon on June 16,2021. Anyone that wants to register after this date, please contact Paull Cameron at (780)721-1683. 

NOTE: If you attended the ENTRY LEVEL COURSE, the A/R REFRESHER is not required.

Assistant Referee REFRESHER ONLINE

EMSA would like to announce that we will host two ASSSISTANT REFEREES REFRESHER course ONLINE via zoom. This is a refresher course for anyone who has taken the Assistant Referee course in the last two years. It will be 2 hours online free course.

  • Wednesday April 21th 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Saturday April 24th 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Please see below all the steps to attend this course:
1)      Enter your information and complete a pre-course exam at the following link: 2021 EMSA AR Refresher Questionnaire. Once this questionnaire is completed the system will send your information to the instructor;
2)      The instructor will check you questionnaire, he will send to you all the information for the online course and also zoo meeting link by email (make sure to enter your correct email on step 1),
3)      Attend the online course zoom section that will be 2 hours.

NOTE: If you attended the ENTRY LEVEL COURSE, the A/R REFRESHER is not required.

Please contact the instructor @ refpaul@emsanorth.ca if there are any issues/questions.



We are also hosting ASA Certified Courses  (MINI, ENTRY LEVEL, OUTDOOR REFRESHER) which can be found https://albertasoccer.com/referee/courses/  . To register for these courses you need to create an account on E2E Ref Centre, a website where you can find all the ASA Courses in Alberta:



This course is for new referee 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.

EMSA MAIN will hosts the following ENTRY LEVEL COUSES for this upcoming OUTDOOR Season 2021.

Webinar: Thursday Apr 15, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
In person (onfield): Sunday Apr 25, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ Edmonton SOUTH Soccer Centre (6520 Roper Rd, Edmonton T6B 3K8) – as per today April 22, 2021 this course has been POSTPONED due to new restriction –  An update, with the new date, will be sent out to all participants as soon as possible-  NEW DATE AND LOCATION: JUNE 19, 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm @ Ivor Dent (50st Nw EDMONTON AB, T6X 1A4)
Price: 135.00$ for 14-15 years old / 150.00$ for 16 years old and up
Registration  IS CLOSED for this course.

Webinar:  Thursday June 10, 2021  from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
In person (on field): Sunday June 20, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm @ EMSA WEST CHARPENTIER COMPELX 10058 – 231 Street NW
Price: 135.00$ for 14-15 years old / 150.00$ for 16 years old and up
Registration  HERE

Webinar:  Thursday June 17, 2021  from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
In person (on field): Saturday 26 June, 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm @ Ivor Dent (50st NW Edmonton AB, T6X 1A4)
Price: 135.00$ for 14-15 years old / 150.00$ for 16 years old and up
Registration  HERE

The ENTRY LEVEL COURSE has a new format, there will be online self directed modules, once the modules are completed there will be an instructor led webinar session, online exam and finally an on field practical session. Please check the GUIDELINE (here) where you can find all steps for this course.


This course is for existing 11v11 referees (not mini referees), there is a mandatory refresher course prior to the start of the outdoor and indoor seasons

These will all be hosted by Alberta Soccer online through Refcentre modules and webinar sessions. The Covid webinar will be available in their Refcentre account as a video to watch with some verification questions to answer. Referees who attend a refresher will not appear on the Eligible List of referees until they have completed a Covid webinar for 2021.


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.


All courses usually run in APRIL, in preparation for the Outdoor season,  The registration for all courses will be online.
If you have any question regarding, please contact Martina Menaguale at martinam@emsamain.com