Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old do I have to be to play in the Calgary Women's Soccer League?

A: Players must be 16 years old and older at the time of play in order to be eligible to register and participate with CWSA. There are some provisions to this section - please always ensure to check the CWSA Rules and Regulations.

Q: What levels of soccer does the CWSA offer?

A: The Calgary Women's Soccer Association is proud to provide a wide variety of soccer participation for the brand new non-competitive player all the way to the very competitive, highly experienced veteran. We also offer Over 30 and Over 40 divisions, from beginner/non-competitive to competitive and highly experienced. We are confident we have a place for players of ALL skill levels and experience.

Q: I am a new player, how can I find a team?

A: If you visit the homepage for our website, there is a quick link called New Players looking for a team. Click the link and create/login to your account. Fill out the information you wish to share with coaches and managers looking for players i.e.: experience level, nights available, commitment level etc. Players and managers will be able to contact you through this registry. You can also post your information in our Team Message Centre. Please send an email to the office with your posting.

Q: New Player from Out of Town?

A: If you are a new player from out of town and recently played soccer within the last 2 years with another district/association besides CWSA you will need to sign a player release form stating you are in good standing from the previous association/district and either email or fax to CWSA. These forms must be complete before registering with any Women's team. Please find the applicable forms at . If you have any questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact us.

Q: How can I register for a team?

A (1): I have never played in the Calgary Women's Soccer league before…. New players MUST come to the office with a piece of government issued ID (driver's license, passport etc) and $10 (cash/ cheque or debit/credit card) to fill out a registration form. Be prepared to have your picture taken for your player's card, which will be available for pick up that day

A (2): I am a returning player to the Calgary Women's Soccer league…. If you are returning to our league (same or different team), you can come to the office and fill out a registration form OR fax/email your registration form. If you need a new player card, please come to the office and have your card re-printed ($10 fee).

Q: What is the last day a player can register?

A: The CWSA office accepts registration all season long.

Q: How do I change teams?

A: Players who are currently registered with a team and wish to transfer to another team during the season must complete a transfer form (can be downloaded from our website), signed by the Coach/Managers of both your current team and the team you wish to transfer to. Submit your transfer form along with payment to the office or fax/email your COMPLETED form and call us with your credit card number. The fee for this service is $20.

Q: What is the last day I can transfer teams?

A: The last date a player can transfer in the Outdoor season is July 31. The last date a player can transfer in the Indoor season is January 31. If this day happens to land on a non-business day, players will be responsible to have this done on or before the last business day prior to the 31st. Please check the website for the specific date. These deadlines are imposed by the ASA.

Q: What are your Office hours?

A: For our current office hours please visit our CWSA General Information page.

Q: How can I make payment

A: The CWSA accepts online payments, cash and cheque payments as well as credit and debit cards for all fees, fines, etc.

Q: Minor Play Up Forms

A: When utilizing a Youth Player, a Minor Play-Up Form must be presented to the referee prior to the start of the game with the game sheet and with the player's ID card. The play-up form must be signed by the registered coach, manager, parent or guardian of the player playing up. Any other signature will not be accepted.

Q: How many players can a team have on a roster and/or game sheet?

A (1): Teams are allowed to register a maximum of twenty-five (25) players at one time to their roster.

A (2): Teams are allowed to have 20 players appear on a game sheet.


Q: How many guest players can a team have?

A: Teams may have up to four guest players. No more than two of these players may be called up from Minor teams with a minimum age of 16 years old. Please see your rules and regulations for specific guest player eligibility based on your division.

Q: How do I remove a player from a game sheet?

A: A player is deemed to have played if their NAME appears on a game sheet. If you wish to remove a player from a game sheet you must COMPLETELY strike a clear and definitive line through the entire player's name and player's number. Any other method of indication WILL NOT be accepted.

Q: What are the things to remember if I am serving a suspension?

A: If you are a player serving a suspension there are two things that you must remember:

(1) Your name must be on the game sheet with CLEAR indication that you are serving your suspension time. For example, you could write "SERVING SUSPENSION" or "SITTING OUT" beside the suspended player's name. Not doing so could result in a further discipline, fine and or forfeiture of the game.
(2) As a suspended player, you are not permitted to participate in the game in ANY way. This includes helping coach or running sidelines for your team. Doing so could result in a further discipline or fine.

Q: What do I do with game sheets after the game?

A: A designated team officl shall be responsible for entering the scroes into the admin system.

Outdoor… Referees are responsible for leaving the original game sheets at the appropriate drop boxes. The CWSA office will detail the game sheets based on the original.

Indoor…During the indoor season, referees are responsible for leaving game sheets at the appropriate drop boxes.

Q: What happens if the referee does not show up for a game?

A: If the referee does not show up within ten minutes of the game time for the outdoor and five minutes for the indoor, a coach or designate must referee the game. The game time shall be adjusted to reflect the delay in the start of the game.

Q: What are the requirements around supplying an Assistant Referee for our game?

A: For Divisions 2 and lower, including our Classics Divisions, every team must supply one individual aged 16 years or older to run lines for the game.

Q: What happens if I get a red card in another league (i.e. COED)?

A: If you receive a suspension in another league, such as the Calgary Indoor Coed-Rec Soccer League, you are NOT eligible to play in any other league until your suspension has been lifted. Suspensions can ONLY be served in the league in which the infraction occurred.

Q: What is the team requirement for sending an individual to a Referee's Course?

A: All CWSA registered teams must provide an individual to participate in a Level 3 Referees Course once per year. This is an ASA rule. Please watch the website for information on available courses- registration for these courses is done on-line.

Q: What is the Field Closure Line?

A: The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation Services have provided a Field Closure Phone Line in attempts to keep players updated on the status of a field. By calling 403 268 2300 and entering code 9855, players can automatically be updated on the current playability of a field. Other Field Closure Information can be found on our homepage under FIELD CLOSURES. Please keep in mind that fields can be closed for a variety of reasons ranging from disagreeable weather to construction, so please be sure to check the status of the field you are playing on before each game.

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