What is Alberta doing to Develop Referees?

The Alberta Soccer Association’s Referee Development Program has four main groups.

  • Referee Development Committee
  • District Referee Assistants
  • Instructors
  • Assessors 

Click on the Tabs below to find out more about Development Activities and Opportunities.

The Referee Development Committee is an appointed committee that implements the referee elements of the Alberta Soccer Association Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan and supports the organization’s operations from an officiating standpoint.

Position Member
Chair David O’Neill
Board Liaison Danny Bowie
Instructor & Education Program – Alberta North Wayne Telfer
Instructor & Education Program – Alberta South Steve Papp
Assignments Program – Alberta North Stuart Murray
Assignments Program – Alberta South Garth Elgie
Assessments Program – Alberta North Owen Procter
Assessments Program – Alberta South Laurie Hastings
Recruitment & Retention Program Ryan Devlin
Education Development Program Mel Mottram 


Referee Development Committee – Terms of Reference

Note –
‘Alberta South’ is all districts in the south of the province, including Red Deer.
‘Alberta North’ is all districts in the north of the province, Including Central Alberta.
For a map of the Alberta Soccer districts, click here.

If you are interested in applying to join the Referee Development Committee, please contact David O’Neill, ASA Referee Development Officer at  – refs@albertasoccer.com or 780-378-8110

Each of our 19 Member Districts have a District Referee Assistant (DRA) position.

Purpose:

The District Referee Assistant provides advice and implements local processes and strategic actions to ensure that all district associations have a core of well trained, capable, confident referees and assistant referees to meet the demands of local soccer programs.

Accountability:

The District Referee Assistant is accountable to District Boards for the overall health of the referee programs in the District. Support, both financial and material is provided by the Alberta Soccer Association through approved programs of the Referee Development Committee.

District Referee Assistant Profile

If you are interested in the DRA position for your district, please contact David O’Neill, ASA Referee Development Officer at –refs@albertasoccer.com or 780-378-8110

District District Referee Assistant
Sunny South Vacant
Medicine Hat Rick Robinson
Lethbridge  Dave Kennedy
Calgary  RDC Members, Calgary Referee Representatives
Central Alberta  Philip Ignacio
Big Country  Allen McLeay
Foothills  Laurie Hastings
Edmonton RDC Members, Edmonton Referee Representatives
St.Albert  Alan Johnston
Tri County  Vacant
NW Central  Vacant
Lakeland  Jose Teixeira
NW Peace  Ken Loudon
Fort McMurray  Nathan Grey
Battle River  Vacant
Sherwood Park  Derek Douglas
Airdrie  Casey Kliner
Red Deer  Brad Frunchak
Canal Links  Vacant

Referee Instructors are individuals with several years’ experience as referees, who teach a variety of components to new and returning referees, in both in-class and on-field settings.

  • Instructors play an extremely important role in referee education and development. There are three levels of instructor within the province – ‘District’, ‘Regional’ and ‘Provincial’.
  • Instructors are accredited or re-accredited every two years, as required by CSA, and must instruct every year to remain on the active list.
  • Instructors work in classroom and onfield settings, using resources and materials provided by FIFA through its Futuro III program.
  • Instructors may be nominated by the Province from time to time, for inclusion on the National List of instructors.

If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact David O’Neill, ASA Referee Development Officer at  – refs@albertasoccer.com or 780-378-8110

Referee Assessors are individuals with several years’ experience as referees, who observe the performance of a referee crew in a match, and give verbal and written feedback to the crew and Alberta Soccer.

  • Assessors play an extremely important role in referee education and development. There are three levels of assessor within the province – ‘District’, ‘Regional’ and ‘Provincial’.
  • Assessors are accredited or re-accredited every two years, as required by CSA, and must assess every year to remain on the active list.
  • Assessors use the CSA assessment program, and provide verbal and written feedback to officials, based on their observations of a game.
  • Assessors may be nominated by the Province from time to time, for inclusion on the National List of Assessors

If you are interested in becoming an assessor, please contact David O’Neill, ASA Referee Development Officer at – refs@albertasoccer.com or 780-378-8110