I have a question regarding the Provincial Championships, who should I ask?
If you have a question that is not answered below, your first point of contact is your League or District Association. If they cannot help you, they will approach Alberta Soccer on your behalf. Once a competition has kicked off, all questions should be directed to the on-site Alberta Soccer Representative(s). Visit the on-site Tournament Headquarters for more information.
How can I enter my team into the Provincial Championships?
Alberta Soccer is comprised of 19 District Associations based on geography. Each District is allowed to enter at least one team into each Provincial Championship. This is done through the Provincial Declarations process. At the start of each season, Districts declare which Provincial Championships they will compete in. Districts and leagues are solely responsible for determining which of their teams will represents them at the Provincial Championships. All teams interested in competing in a Provincial Championship should contact their league or District for more information.
Alberta Soccer occasionally requires extra teams to fill out competitions, how can I get involved?
Once all of the Provincial Declarations have been received, Alberta Soccer may need to add an extra team to round out a competition. In such cases, Alberta Soccer will contact the Host District and local Districts first. Alberta Soccer only accepts team declarations through their respective District Associations. If your team is interested in participating in a Provincial Championship, you should contact your league or District for more information.
Where will my Provincial Championships be located? When will this information become available?
District Associations volunteer to host Provincial Championships each season. Alberta Soccer's Competitions Committee then determines which location would be the best fit for each Provincial Championship, dependent on factors such as the number of teams in each pool, facility availability, etc. Alberta Soccer attempts to determine and publish the locations of the Provincial Championships as far in advance as possible. The Alberta Soccer Competitions website: provincials.albertasoccer.com and the Alberta Soccer webpage: www.albertasoccer.com/provincials contain the most up to date information regarding Provincial Championship dates and locations.
Where can I find schedules? When will they become available to teams?
Schedules are produced as quickly as possible and in the order Provincial Championships occur. Alberta Soccer attempts to create and publish schedules as far in advance as possible. Once they are confirmed they will be published under the age group and competition tier.
I have found my schedule, but team names do not appear. Who is CMSA1?
District Associations declare to compete but do not finalize which specific team will represent them until their leagues have finished. In an effort to create schedules as far in advance as possible, Alberta Soccer uses District name placeholders for preliminary schedules. For example, the team name CMSA1 refers to the top seeded team from the Calgary Minor Soccer Association. Please contact your local or district association if you are unsure where your team has placed. District name placeholders are updated as soon as Districts provide the representative team names to the Alberta Soccer office.
Where can I find the Alberta Soccer Provincial Rule Book? What information does it contain?
The Alberta Soccer Provincial Competitions Rule Books can be found here! The Rule Books contain detailed information regarding player, coach and team eligibility, declarations, transfer and roster deadlines, seeding rules, coaching requirements, jewellery, and tie-breaking procedures.
The Rule Book says I need to be certified as a coach, what does this mean?
As of the 2011 Provincial Championships, each team is required to have a coach certified at the age-appropriate level. This is part of a nationwide effort to elevate the standard of coaches and players in Canada. Each team is required to have at least one certified team staff member.
I have previously completed a coaching course, how can I find out if I meet the certification requirements?
To check your personal certifications, go to www.coach.ca, select “Check your NCCP Certification” and login using your last name and NCCP #
If you do not know your NCCP number, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information: name, address, date of birth, and possible time frame of the NCCP training/workshop, if applicable.
I want to add a player to my team. Can I do this?
Depending on the timing and circumstances, yes, you may add players to your roster. Each Provincial Competition has a player transfer deadline, specified in the Provincial Rule Book. Before this transfer deadline, teams may register new players, or transfer players between teams. These new players are eligible to participate in a Provincial Competition, however, all registrations and transfers are subject to local League and District Rules and Regulations. Contact your local or district association for clarification.
I want to add a player to my team, but the transfer deadline has passed. Can I still do this?
Depending on the circumstances, yes you may still add players to your roster. Alberta Soccer has created a set of replacement player guidelines to assist teams who have depleted rosters due to absence or injury. The replacement player guidelines can be found in the Alberta Soccer Provincial Rule Books. Teams and replacement players meeting all of the necessary criteria will be accepted by the Alberta Soccer Competitions Committee on a case-by-case basis. All replacement player requests must be made through your District Association. The completed Replacement Player Form must accompany the roster submitted through your District to Alberta Soccer.
What is in the team packages? Where can I pick up one for my team?
Please be sure to print your Team Information Sheet and bring it to the Tournament Headquarters upon check-in if you have not completed the online Team Information Sheet submission form ahead of time. Upon check-in, any gift-items provided to teams will be picked up, and any location specific information will be reiterated to teams.
Where can I find my gamesheets?
Printed gamesheets are NOT provided. They are available to print from the website. Auto-populated, printable gamesheets can be found within the team's log in page of the website and will be made available for printing by the Thursday prior to the competition start date. It is the responsibility of the team to provide a printed, auto-populated gamesheet for each game. Team coaches and managers will get an email with their unique log in information. Once you are logged in, you can go to League Games > and you can print your game sheets from there.
It is the team's responsibility to verify the accuracy of the gamesheet information in advance of the competition. Any changes must be submitted to Alberta Soccer through your District Association ahead of the competition. Gamesheets with manual changes to any roster information will not be acceptable - any individuals not appearing on the auto-populated gamesheet will not be permitted to be on the bench during the Provincial Championship.
What if my home district (league) already uses RAMP, can I use the same log in?
Unfortunately, that log in will not work with our site. We will issue you a new one.
Where can I find standings and results?
Click one of the menu headings above to navigate to the Standings.