Community soccer programs provide kids of the south west communities a chance get active, meet new friends and learn soccer skills. Community teams accept all players that register, and do not have tryouts.
Our Community Soccer program is based on the Canada Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development Model and is split in to mini soccer (U4 to U7) and senior soccer (U9 to U19).
Mini Soccer Program U4-U7: Mini Soccer Programs are organized by each community. The program takes place on mini fields on local green spaces within our communities and focuses on introducing young players to the game. Kids will get lots of touches of the soccer ball, and this is a great program to meet soccer families in our communities.
Senior Soccer Program U9-U19: Players in U9-U19 participate in a soccer league organized by the Southwest Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (SWEMSA) and the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA). Community teams in these age groups have the opportunity to play against teams from other communities within the southwest zone, and across the city.
If teams qualify, they have a chance to compete postseason in the EMSA City Finals and possibly Provincial Championships depending on age group and tier level. The program offers two scheduled games a week, and teams are free to schedule their own practices. SWEMSA works with the City of Edmonton to obtain licenses and allow us to schedule and play games on the community fields. The SW Zone does not schedule practices (these are arranged by the team coach).
Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards
The community soccer seasons run in the Outdoor season (May – June) and the Indoor season (October – February). Post season play commences after these dates for teams that quality.
Outdoor Season Contact Information: Community Soccer Coordinator
Indoor Season Contact Information: SWEMSA Age Level Director
Volunteers Always Needed
Volunteers from the community are the essential cog that keeps the program running and makes it affordable. Please visit the volunteer page for more information on how you can help build an amazing soccer program for the kids in South West Edmonton.