Becoming a soccer referee can provide numerous benefits both on and off the field. Firstly, it allows individuals to deepen their knowledge and love for the game, as well as to stay physically active. Refereeing also promotes leadership, decision-making, and communication skills, as referees must be confident in making quick and fair decisions, often in high-pressure situations. Additionally, it can provide opportunities for personal growth, such as building confidence, developing problem-solving skills, and improving time management.
Moreover, it can serve as a pathway to a career in sports officiating or coaching. Finally, being a referee can also provide a sense of fulfillment, as individuals contribute to the fair and safe play of the game while helping to instill values of sportsmanship and respect in players and spectators alike.
To referee in Alberta, you must be at least 14 years of age and are required to complete the Entry Level Referee Course. Once you have become a certified referee, you will be registered as an active member in the Alberta Soccer Association website database.
Entry Level Course
To become a referee, you are required to take an Entry Level Referee Course. For more information CLICK HERE
In order to referee Indoor boarded soccer, you must complete an online Conversion Course and be over the age of 17. For more information CLICK HERE