OUTDOOR 2019

Welcome to the Ref’s corner for the Outdoor season.

 If you are interested in becoming a referee for the upcoming Outdoor 2019 Season please

PRE-REGISTER HERE

Contact our Assignor:

Paull Cameron
Email: refpaul@emsanorth.ca

Upcoming courses:

 

Entry level Referee course

The next Entry Level Course is held at JD Bracco on April 13th/April 14th, 2019. Please contact our Referee Instructor at refpaul@emsanorth.ca

 

Entry level courses description

A two day introductory course for people 14 years or older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U9, U11, U13 and older 11v11, or act as an assistant referee (linesman) at any level. After successfully completing the course, referees are classified as follows:

14 and 15 years old = Youth Referee

16 years and older = District Referee

Payment can be made online and is required prior to attending the course to secure a spot.

Please note:

Participants 14 years older or more who take the Entry level course meet all the standards, some age restrictions, required to referee as a Center Ref or as an Assistant Referee, including U9 Mini games.

The Mini Referee course does not certify participants to work as Assistant Referees. The Assistant Referee does not qualify participants to work as center referees on games of any age group. It is acceptable, but not necessary, to register for both courses for more opportunities to obtain game assignments.

U9 community games are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Makeup games take place on weekends. Please check your game night to avoid scheduling conflicts with the games as listed below.

  • U11 Community, plays Tuesday & Thursday
  • U13 Community, plays Tuesday & Thursday
  • U15 Community, plays Monday & Wednesday
  • U17 Community, plays Sunday & Thursday
  • U19 Community, plays Sundays & Tuesdays

2019 Outdoor Pre-Season Meetings

The North Zone is hosting mandatory Pre-Season meetings for all officials. Please select from below to determine which meeting you should plan to attend. Note: All returning EMSA ARs and Mini Referees are required to attend a Refresher Course. Please pre-register is at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9785TYC

  1. April 10th Delton Community Hall, 12325 88th Street, Edmonton – Mini Referee 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM and AR 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
  2. April 11th Delton Community Hall, 12325 88th Street, Edmonton – Mini Referee 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM and AR 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Expectations of EMSA North Referees and Assistant Referees:

  • It is expected that all referees treat players, coaches, parents and each other with respect. Maintaining professionalism both on and off the field and applying the rules of the game in a fair, consistent manner will minimize the possibility of situations escalating out of hand. Respect is an earned expectation.
  • It is expected that all referees will wear the appropriate uniform to all games.
  • Except in the cases of emergency it is expected that any cancellation of games will be made at least 48 hours notice prior to the games.
  • It is expected that all referees will inform the Assignor if there is a no-show.
  • It is expected that referees will honour their assignments and will not turn back or switch games because of pay or other reasons.
  • If you have completed your assignment and notice another game ready to go with no officials please contact your assignor immediately.
  • If you have completed your assignment and notice a game ready to go but without officials and cannot officiate the game please advise the affected coaches that you have contacted the assignor.

Referee and Assistant Referees

Entry Level Courses

A two day introductory course for people 14 years or older (born on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U12, U14 and older 11v11, or act as an assistant referee (linesman) at any level. After successfully completing the course, referees are classified as follows:

14 and 15 years old = Youth Referee

16 years and older = District Referee

Referee course information:

More information can be found on the steps to becoming a referee by visiting the Alberta Soccer Association website

Getting Paid

Coaches do not be pay referees directly and for those referees not using direct deposit manual cheques remain an option however payment will not be as quick as the direct deposit method. Since cheques will be mailed it is important to maintain your current address in your profile section of assignor.

Also, payment will be processed from the game sheet therefore you do not have to submit a referee payment sheet. Since pay sheets are not being used it is very important that you work closely with your assignor should you accept an assignment as in the case of a no show.

Referees and assistant referees that work in the EMSA North league are paid for regular season games according to the following scale unless otherwise directed by our referee assignor. Tournament fees are not part of this fee structure and may be subject to a different fee structure.

Centre Referees.

  • U9 games ($25.00 for community $35.00 for Xtreme)
  • U11 games ($35.00 for community $45.00 for Xtreme)
  • U13 games ($45.00 for community $50.00 for Xtreme)
  • U15 games ($55.00 for community $55 for Xtreme)
  • U17 games ($60.00 for community $60 for Xtreme)
  • U19 games ($60.00 for community $60 for Xtreme)

Assistant Referees

  • U11 games – (No community, $20.00 for Xtreme)
  • U13 games – ($25.00 for community $30.00 for Xtreme)
  • U15 games – ($25.00 for community $30.00 for Xtreme)
  • U17 games – ($30.00 for community $35.00 for Xtreme)
  • U19 games – ($35.00 for community & Xtreme)

Refereeing for some can be a calling but since it is also a paying position there are expectations and conditions. We want our referees to succeed so we take all feedback very seriously and will work with referees experiencing problems through a variety of methods such as additional mentoring or by recommending additional training.

Misconduct reports must be submitted the office by 4:00 PM the next business day following your game to ensure an investigative process is promptly initiated. Please forward any ASA reports to programs@emsanorth.ca or fax them to 780-406-0825.