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 May 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.

1) Two dates are available for this course, please choose only one date:

  • May 1st (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MAY 1st  TO MAY 8, 2021.) –May 8 is a new date
  • May 2nd, 2021 (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MAY 2nd  TO MAY 9, 2021.) –May 9 is a new date

2)There are two different prices:

  • $50 – EMSA will provide you the course and the referee’s  Equipment (Jersey + whistle) please choose MINI FACILITATOR /AR COURSE **COURSE & EQUIPMENT**  (listed below)
  • $25  – is for the course only without Referee Equipment , please choose MINI FACILITATOR /AR COURSE **ONLY COURSE**  (listed below)

At the bottom of this page there are listed all the links to register for this course, please make sure to choose the perfect date for you and the price that you would like to purchase.

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 May 5, 2021

Please contact martinam@emsamain.com if there are any question.

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 two ENTRY LEVEL COUSES for this upcoming OUTDOOR Season 2021.

Webinar:  Tuesday April 6, 2021  from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
In person (onfield): Saturday April 17, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm @ Edmonton EAST Soccer Centre (12720 Victoria Trail NW, Edmonton, T5A 5G4)
Price: 135.00$ for 14-15 years old / 150.00$ for 16 years old an up
Registration IS CLOSED for this course.

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-
Price: 135.00$ for 14-15 years old / 150.00$ for 16 years old an up
Registration  IS CLOSED for this course.

The ENTRY LEVEL COURSE has a new format, there will be online self directed modules and instructor led webinar session, online exam and finally an onfield 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