Outdoor soccer is affordable, fun, and a great way for your child to meet other children in your community. EMSA South West communities offer programs for girls and boys born between 1999 & 2012 for the 2017 outdoor season. Some communities may also offer a U4 program for children born in 2013. Each week, U6-U18 players have two games and may also have one practice. Outdoor Soccer usually begins the 1st week of May and ends late June, except for teams proceeding to post season play (U10-U18) who may play into July & August.
Community Level Registration: click here
Premier Level Registration: click here
Players must register in the community in which they reside. Requests to transfer to a team in a different community will be granted if space permits. To apply for a transfer, please indicate a request to transfer in the Comment Section of the player registration.
Proof of residency (ie. a parent’s driver’s license or utility bill) will be required at the payment session. Failure to register players through their community will result in expulsion from EMSA South West’s program.
A 2016/17 community league membership is required to participate in the outdoor program. Memberships are valid from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. If you do not have a valid membership, please contact your community league membership coordinator. You may also purchase one directly from EFCL.ORG.
Outdoor 2017 Payment Sessions
To find out where and when your community is having their payment sessions, see the following Outdoor 2017 Payment Sessions
Players require appropriate footwear, shin guards, and soccer socks. All communities provide a jersey. Check with your league to see if they provide soccer shorts or if you will need to provide your own.
Players for U14, U16, U18 & our Club teams need EMSA player cards prior to the start of the season. Coaches and Managers from U12-U18 also require EMSA ID cards. Click here for dates.
No Dogs Allowed
Please do not bring dogs to the games or practices. City bylaws prohibit dogs from being on sports fields and school grounds at any time. The fine for breaking the bylaw is $100.
Lightning Policy – NEW July 11, 2017
Anytime during a game, when thunder is heard, the game is suspended immediately. Wait 30 minutes. If no thunder after 30 minutes, proceed with the game. If thunder is heard prior to the 30 minute mark, restart the clock and wait another 30 minutes. To review the new CSA policy, click here.
Schedules, Rounds, Post Season Play
U6: Schedules are created by the communities or SWEMSA & will be for the entire season. No games will be rescheduled due to rain outs. Schedule information will be available by April 24 on our Schedules tab.
U8: Schedules are created by the communities or SWEMSA & will be for the entire season. No games will be rescheduled due to rain outs. Schedule information will be available by April 24 on our Schedules tab.
U10 & U12: Schedules are created by SWEMSA & will be available on our Schedules tab & accessible through your Coach Log In.
- Round 1: May 1 – May 11
- Round 2: May 15 – June 1
- Round 3: June 5 – June 22
- Round 3 Rain Out Reschedules: If necessary for post-season play determination, SWEMSA will reschedule rained out games between June 23 & June 27.
U14, U16 & U18: Schedules are created by EMSA & will be available on their Schedules tab & accessible through your Coach Log In.
City Finals: July 3 – 9
Inter Cities: July 22 – 23 (U12 – U18 only; tiers 5 – 9) Boys in Calgary, Girls in Edmonton
Provincials: July 21 – 23 (U12 – U18 only; tier 4) Locations to be advised by ASA