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