Referee Courses - 2023

Whitecourt Minor Soccer is offering several referee courses this year:

  • The Mini Referee Course
  • The Entry Level Referee Course
  • The Refresher Course

Information on each of the courses is located below.   

For individuals who are 12 years or older as of May 15 this year.

This course is for individuals who would like to referee U9 and younger only.  However, Mini referee status will include Assistant Referee training.   

The Mini Referee course covers:

  • Referee duties and responsibilities
  • The rules of mini soccer
  • On field practical training
  • Basic offside for Assistant Referees
  • Assistant Referee calls and signals 

Referees are supplied with 7x7 rules of Mini Soccer, referee badge and whistle.

St. Mary’s School (5630 Mink Creek Road)

Saturday, April 15 from 9am - 1pm.
COST: $26.25

Click Here: For more info on the Mini Referee Course
Click Here: For Step by Step Registration Instructions

For individuals who are 14 year or older as of May 15 this year.

Being an entry level referee means that the person would be eligible to referee U9 and U11 house league games as well as travel team games provided the age of the players is BELOW their own age.  Entry level referees are eligible to be a linesman (assistant referee) at any age level.   

The Entry Level Referee course involves self guided modules online and exam and a practical in person session in order to be certified.  

The entry level referee course covers:

  • Referee and assistant referee duties and responsibilities
  • The FIFA laws of the game (11v11 soccer)
  • U11 8v8 Rules for the game
  • On field practical training

Student are supplied with a FIFA law book, a U11 8v8 rule book and a referee badge and whistle, yellow and red cards and referee wallet.

St. Mary’s School (5630 Mink Creek Road) 
Sunday, April 16 from 9am - 3pm
COST: $136.24

Please note that any person who takes the Mini Referee course or the Entry Level Referee course, passes and then referees a total of three games with WMS will be given a full refund in addition to getting paid the regular referee rate of pay.  

Click Here: For more info about the Entry Level Referee Course
Click Here: For Step by Step Registration Instructions

   This course is for people who have their entry level course and need to “refresh” it on a yearly basis.  

This referee course is for existing 11v11 entry level referees who need to refresh their skills prior to the start of the outdoor season. 
Referees must take an outdoor refresher course each year to be eligible to ref. 

The course is Free but there is a Alberta Soccer registration fee of $65, which will be reimbursed to you if you ref a total of 3 games. 
If you do not register for the refresher course by March 31, there will be an additional late fee. 
The Refresher Course consists first of an online quiz, and then 3 hours of class/field time.
This registration will then be valid for one outdoor season and the following indoor season.

To start the Refresher Course process visit the following link: REFRESHER COURSE REGISTRATION

 If I have questions, who do I contact? 

If you have questions about the Refresher Referee Course or the Entry Level Referee Course, please contact:
Chris Baxter at or at 780-753-0128.

If you have any questions about the Mini Referee Course, please contact:
Joanne Merrifield at or at 780-286-9900.


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