PLEASE NOTE: A sanction application MUST be accompanied by the umpire branch signed “Request for Sanction Form”.
A tournament will not be listed until this is complete.

In order for your tournament to be recognized by Softball Alberta and for your membership benefits to stand, tournament organizers must apply for a Tournament Sanction (see steps below). This sanction will also be required by the umpire branch that is officiating the tournament. For a cost of $25, your participants and officials can be ensured that their insurance and affiliation with Softball Alberta is valid. This also entitles you to a posting of your tournament in our office, as well as on our website.

If you are not affiliated with Softball Alberta, but still wish to sanction your tournament for your attending teams, the web posting, and use of Softball Alberta umpires, the cost is $50.

NEW FOR 2024: Minor Fastpitch Only – To enter any sanctioned Softball Alberta tournament, teams must prove their affiliation with Softball Alberta (or other Softball Governing Body if out of province). No unaffiliated team that is privately insured will be permitted to enter any sanctioned play within Alberta.

What does this mean as a Minor tournament host? 
Minor tournament hosts must confirm all teams attending have affiliated with Softball Alberta or are registered with their respective Governing Body for out of province/country teams.

Tournament sanctions should be obtained at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the tournament. Any applications received less than 2 weeks prior to the tournament may be assessed a late fee of $50.00.

**Please note that it will be up to the discretion of Softball Alberta whether or not Tournament Sanctions will be issued to all Tournaments in the month of June or July.**

Process of Obtaining a Sanction:

Step 1: Have this Request for Sanction form (or PDF version) completely filled out and SIGNED by an authorized umpire branch representative. Click here to see the contact for each umpire branch.

Step 2: Apply for the sanction. This online application is what the website posting will be made from, so please fill in with the information you would like in the posting. To have an entry form posted with the tournament listing, please email

Step 3: After applying for the sanction, email the signed Request for Sanction form to A sanction will not be issued until the signed form is received.

Step 4: Pay for sanction.