FAQ | EMSA South West

FAQs

INDOOR

Check out our 2016/17 indoor page for important details on the upcoming season.   If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact the SWEMSA Administrator Mary Hilbrecht.

  • Registration is completed on-line via the EMSA Soccer Portal & begins no later than July each year.
  • Fees, deposits & supporting documents are collected by SWEMSA.  They can be provided at a payment session, in person at the SWEMSA office or mailed to us.  ** To be considered an on-time paid registration, everything must be received by the specified date.  Late registrations and/or payments (including supporting documents) are accepted, however the player will be placed on a wait-list & added to a team if space is still available.
  • Registration fees cover (but are not limited to) SWEMSA season operating costs, practice gym rental, Coaches meetings, community sponsorship for equipment & jerseys, registration fees owed by SWEMSA to EMSA, Referee fees & post season play competitions.  They do not include team photos, year end parties, additional practice gym rental fees.
  • Teams are formed by the SWEMSA Age Level Directors, who follow the SWEMSA Team Formation Policy in conjunction with the EMSA Rules & Regulations section 4, Registration Regulations.
  • Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Managers (Team Officials) are approved by the community sponsoring the team prior to be added to a roster.  All Team Officials for the U12-U18 age levels must have a valid Police Information Check certificate for the entire season.
  • Rosters are released to the Head Coach a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the season.
  • Practices are held in a school gym once a week, subject to availability on our gym license.  Gyms are assigned by size & time slot applicable to each age level.  ** Please note:  Location of the gym may be outside of the South West zone.
  • Games are played once a week & are scheduled by EMSA.  Schedules for each round will be available on their web site at least one week prior.

OUTDOOR

Check out our 2017 outdoor page for important details on the upcoming season.  If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact your community Soccer Coordinator.

  • Registration is completed on-line via the EMSA Soccer Portal & begins no later than February each year.
  • Fees, deposits & supporting documents are collected by the community in which you reside.  They can be provided at a payment session, in person at the SWEMSA office or mailed to your community C/O our office.  ** To be considered an on-time paid registration, everything must be received by the last day of February.  Late registrations and/or payments (including supporting documents) are accepted, however the player will be placed on a wait-list & added to a team if space is still available.
  • Registration fees cover (but are not limited to) your community/SWEMSA season operating costs, Coaches meetings, game equipment, jerseys, field lining services, registration fees owed by your community to SWEMSA/EMSA, Center Referee/Assistant Referee fees & post season play competitions.  **Please note:  Communities work within their own budgets to provide the best possible outdoor season experience.  We recognize each community is unique & may offer additional support to their teams.  Please check with your community Soccer Coordinator to see if they include the cost of team photos, year end parties, pre-season indoor practice rental fees, Coach courses, Referee courses, travel subsidies for tournaments and/or post season play competition.
  • Teams are formed by the community Soccer Coordinators for U4-U14 age levels.  Due to the low number of players at the U16 & U18 age levels, the SWEMSA Level Director creates a snapshot of on-time paid players for communities wishing to sponsor teams.  The final decision on player placement is made by the sponsoring community Soccer Coordinators.  For all age levels, the SWEMSA Team Formation Policy is followed, in conjunction with the EMSA Rules & Regulations section 4, Registration Regulations.
  • Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Managers (Team Officials) are approved by the community sponsoring the team prior to be added to a roster.  All Team Officials for the U12-U18 age levels must have a valid Police Information Check certificate for the entire season.
  • Rosters are released to the Head Coach a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the season.
  • Practices are held outdoors on either green space, or when the fields are opened by the City for use, on regulation fields.  Fields do not need to be booked!  Simply show up at your field of choice & have a team practice.  If another group is on the field you wish to use, you will need to find alternate space.   If indoor space is needed, Coaches must email the SWEMSA Administrative Assistant with (3) choices after researching the City of Edmonton Gym Availability web site.
  • Games are played once a week & are scheduled by EMSA.  Schedules for each round will be available on their web site at least one week prior.