Tournament Sanctioning

(March 13, 2020) All sanctioned soccer activities in the Country have been suspended by Canada Soccer, due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Alberta Soccer will not be approving any Tournament Sanctioning requests -new or renewals, until Canadian Government authorities (Federal and Provincial), as well as Canada Soccer, allow soccer related activities to resume. Please contact the ASA office if you have any questions.

Please visit the CSA website, at the following link, for more information:
Suspension of all sanctioned soccer activities by Canada Soccer, effective March 13, 2020 

All invitational tournaments conducted in Alberta must be sanctioned. Having the appropriate sanctioning is crucial for both tournament organizers and participants; as it provides a framework for standards of play (game format and rules), allows Alberta Soccer eligible referees to officiate games and provides insurance coverage for participating athletes and officials.

Who must sanction your tournament depends on who is attending:

  • Tournaments involving only teams of the same local district must be sanctioned by the corresponding Alberta Soccer Member District.
  • Any tournament involving teams from outside the local District must be sanctioned by Alberta Soccer.

If two or more Leagues/Clubs/Districts from the same geographic area request sanctioning of a tournament for the same date, age group and level of play, Alberta Soccer will only sanction one of them, with hierarchy given to whichever tournament has historically been conducted on that weekend for the greatest number of years.

Prior to completing and submitting a request, please review the ASA Tournament Sanctioning Guidelines  – click here


If you have any questions related to Tournament Sancitoning and Tournament Insurance, please contact ASA’s Office Administrator – Geraldine Ratcliffe


New Tournament


Renewal of Tournament


Small Tournament

  • *4 to 10 Teams

Charity Tournament

$TBDcase by case basis

Unregistered Player

$2000per player
  • +GST if over 14