Unless stated in the information below, please refer to the following league documents.
CWSA ID Cards
- All players and coaches need to have a CWSA ID Card. The card must be presented to the referee at each game. No Card=No Play, NO EXCEPTIONS
- To get a CWSA ID card, book your appointment here.
- The maximum number of players on a team roster is 25 (applies to both 8v8 and 11v11)
- A maximum of 20 players can dress for a game (applies to both 8v8 and 11v11)
- Coaches are permitted to coach on multiple teams
Guest Players (Call-Ups)
- Outdoor 2021 Call-up chart
- Guest players can only play up to a team within the same program (ex: 11v11 teams can only call up from 11v11 teams, 8v8 teams can only call up from 8v8 teams).
- Each team may call up a maximum of four (4) players for each game.
- For Open divisions (except AMSL/Premier teams), of the four (4) play ups, a team may only play a maximum of two (2) players in each game from a youth team in CMSA who has achieved the age of 16 at the time of play
- Each player may play up a maximum of six (6) times per team per season.
- At the time of play, the player must meet the minimum age requirement for the division in which the team plays (e.g. upon turning 40 years old, a player may play up for an O40 team)
- Players and team officials are responsible for keeping track of their call ups.
8v8 Modified Rules for CWSA
8v8 rules will follow the FIFA Laws of the Game, except where as follows:
- Games will be played 8v8 (8 players on the field for each team, including the goalkeeper).
- A minimum of 5 players are required per team to start and maintain a game.
- Each game will consist of two (2) 30-minute halves with a maximum 5 minute half-time break.
- A maximum of 20 players can be listed on the game sheet. Only those listed on the game sheet may be on the team bench.
- 8v8 is to be played on the black lined fields at the Calgary Soccer Centre
- Game clocks will start at the scheduled time. If play is not able to commence within the 10 minutes of the designated game start time due to one or both teams not being prepared to play (insufficient players, incomplete game sheet, lack of player cards, & being prepared to present players cards to official) the game shall be cancelled and the team(s) responsible noted on the game sheet.
- There is no stop time.
- There are NO OFFSIDES.
- Free Kicks: Opposing players must be 6 yards from the ball, prior to the kick being taken.
- Registration Opens: Friday, June 4th
- Registration Closes: Sunday, June 20th
- Registration Deposit Due: Sunday, June 20th
- Player Registration Opens: Monday, June 21st
- Alignment Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd
- Fees Finalized Date: Wednesday, June 23rd
- League Schedule Released: Friday, June 25th
- Anticipated League Start Date: Wednesday, July 7th
- Balance of League Fees Due: Friday, July 23rd
- League End Dates:
- 11v11 AMSL/Premier: Thursday, August 12th
- 11v11 - All other divisions: Saturday, September 25th
- 8v8: Saturday, September 25th
Can players/teams register in multiple programs?
- Yes, players can register and play in both programs. (Updated Jun 21)
- Players will be able to register for one team per program. (ex ONE team in 8v8 and ONE team in 11v11)
Will we have referees for our games?
- One referee will be assigned to each game. However, there is a shortage of referees across Alberta this season and it is possible that there may not be enough referees available to cover every game.
Will we have assistant referees (ARs) for our games?
- No (except for 11v11 AMSL and Premier divisions). The referee scheduler’s priority will be to ensure that all games are assigned at least one referee before any game is assigned assistant referees. Given the current referee shortage, it is likely that AMSL/Premier teams will have games where there is no assigned AR and they will have to provide their own.
What happens if we don’t have a referee for our game?
- In the case of a referee no show, the two teams must agree on an individual to ref the game or agree to call their own fouls (similar to Mini-League 2020). Teams may share this responsibility by each providing a referee for a half.
- Teams will be reimbursed in the form of a credit on their account in the event of referee or AR no-shows.
Is there a fee to register as an individual player and/or team official?
- Players are required to pay a $20 membership fee upon registration.
- If you are registering for both programs, you will only be required to pay for this fee once during your initial registration.
- Players that registered for the Indoor 2020/21 season will have a $10 credit that can be applied towards the membership fee. These individuals will be contacted separately on how they can apply the credit towards this fee.
- Team Officials are not required to pay any fee.
Is there a player transfer/removal deadline for my players?
- No, there is no player transfer/removal deadline for this season. Players can be transferred/removed at any time during the season.
Are Provincials happening this year?
- Alberta Soccer has cancelled Provincials for Outdoor 2021. At this time, there are no plans to bring it back. If a Provincial competition is announced, CWSA will inform teams on how they may be able to qualify.
Will this season count toward promotion/relegation for future seasons?
- No, the results of this season will have no bearing on the alignment of future seasons. The CWSA plans to return to a promotion/relegation format for the Indoor 2021-2022 & Outdoor 2022 seasons.
All other rules not indicated on this page can be found in the CWSA Rules & Regulations.
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