Soccer

2018 OUTDOOR SOCCER

CONTACT US AT: soccer@mcleodcommunityleague.ca.


The season is just around the corner.  In 2017 we had 32 outdoor teams representing approximately 497 players, and we are anticipating approximately the same number of players for the 2018 Outdoor season.  The season is scheduled to start the first week of May. 

As in prior seasons, please register players using the EMSA soccer portal. If you are new to the EMSA soccer program, please create an EMSA soccer account using the parent’s or guardian’s primary email address and name. Then, add players to the account and register them for the outdoor season. You can use the following link to access or create your account and register for the upcoming season. The website is compatible with your laptop, tablet and smartphone.  The EMSA soccer portal opens February 1, 2018 for registrations.


EMSA North | Play | Register | Community Soccer


Please bring to McLeod’s payment session, one copy of the player registration summary form, identification for proof of birthdate, payment (cash/credit/debit only - cheques are not accepted as payment for soccer registration), an un-dated but signed cheque for volunteer commitments and Kidsport/Jumpstart applications if applicable.


Fees are based on team registration fees, referee fees, equipment, first aid supplies, coach development and of course jerseys.  In order to help control the rising costs we will be continuing the $75 jersey deposit for all U9 and up teams. U9 and up, you will need to provide your coach a $75 cheque post-dated for July 1, 2017 payable to McLeod Community League.  Your child will not receive a jersey until the coach has the $75 jersey deposit. When you return your child’s jersey, you will be required to sign a form as confirmation. If the jersey is not returned at the end of the season or is returned in unusable condition, your cheque will be cashed.  Please note: U7 and down players keep their jerseys.

Please remember - UNIFORMS ARE FOR GAMES ONLY, NOT FOR PRACTICES, SCHOOL OR SHOPPING


INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND:

Shin PADS ARE MANDATORY for everyone and your socks must cover the shin pad.  NO PIERCINGS ALLOWED and no taping of piercings.  They must be removed as per Canadian Soccer Association rules and regulations. Hijabs are allowed at discretion of referee.


You require black socks and black shorts.  All the items (socks, shin pads and shorts) as well as practice T-shirts and bags are available for sale at registration.  We will again be selling the older jerseys as practice jerseys.
All city wide players (Xtreme) and U13 and up players MUST have player cards (see player/coach cards below for details).  Please respect the arrival time set by your coach.


Cleats are optional for U5 but are recommended for U7 and up.


A player can be registered on only one team. You cannot be registered in EMSA and EIYSA. No trialist arrangements exist between EMSA and EIYSA, only within north zone EMSA teams. A trialist can play for a higher tiered team or a higher aged team. If you are approached by a coach from an EIYSA team (Inter, Strikers, etc.) to play with them for a game/tournament, your child could be suspended.


All contact with the zone/EMSA must be done through the Soccer Director. Parents or coaches are not to contact the zone directly. Any questions or concerns should be directed to soccer@mcleodcommunity.ca to be brought to the zone’s or EMSA’s attention.


We do our best to accommodate player requests, but keep in mind, teams have limits for player maximums. If your request cannot be fulfilled and your child needs to play with another team, we’ll contact you and provide options.

Registration will take place as follows:


McLeod Hall 14715- 59 Street


  • Wednesday, February 7th – 6 pm to 8:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, February 27st – 6 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 7th – 6pm to 8:30pm


As in prior years requests for placement with friends and coaches are a priority to be accommodated if you register during these dates.  The $25.00 early bird discount will be discontinued February 28th and friend/coach requests may not be accommodated.


* A $10 surcharge will be added to registration fees for those selecting the Credit Card (Online Payment) option in the EMSA soccer portal.

McLeod’s volunteer policy is one volunteer commitment per child registered to a maximum of two per family. The following volunteer options will be able available at registration.


► McLeod Community Events   ►Galaxy Land Tickets                  ►Bingo/Casino Workers         

►Zone Commitments (i.e. Tournaments, Cities, Intercities, etc.)      ►Waive Commitment

         

If you request Galaxyland tickets or if you waive your commitment, you will pay for these options along with your soccer registration fees. All other service commitments will require a signed but undated cheque for $150.00. If you fulfill your service commitment your cheque will be returned to you. If your service commitment is unfulfilled, McLeod will cash your cheque. 


The total amount due for each player will be: (Fee for the soccer program) + (membership) + optionally (Service Commitment depending on the commitment).  This amount can be paid by cash, credit or debit. Personal cheques are only accepted for volunteer commitments, not payment.


Community Memberships


You must have a 2017/18 community membership card in order to sign up for community sports. Please bring it with you to a McLeod registration session. If your community membership card is expired or you are new to the McLeod community, you will need to purchase a community membership for $25.


Refund Policy


If your child is withdrawing from the McLeod soccer program, please email us at soccer@mcleodcommunityleague.ca so we can arrange for reimbursement.  
Community memberships are not refundable as you need one to play
Once you have registered, you will be required to fulfill your volunteer commitment whether your child is playing for Club, McLeod or not playing at all, as registering your child means a position on a team is being held.  NO EXCEPTIONS
Your registration fee will be refunded in full less a $25 administrative fee, if we are notified prior to the start of the season. Once the season starts, refunds will be prorated up to and including May 20, 2018 and no refunds will be issued after that.


Player/Coach Cards


All players playing on a U13 and up team are required to have a player card. All coaches on U11 and up teams must be carded as well.  COACHES – please direct players to obtain replacement cards for any player cards expiring prior to August 1, 2018.


EMSA will be holding carding sessions at the south soccer centre, 6520 Roper Road. Picture dates and times to be determined. Please ensure you bring government identification (birth certificate, passport, health card card, etc.) to complete the card application.


ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY:


McLeod Soccer has a ZERO tolerance policy for inappropriate behaviour from any player, parent and/or member of the coaching staff.  This includes inappropriate behaviour on the field, off the field, leaving the dressing rooms, common area of the centres, parking lot, shopping centre, school or by the use of internet tools to threaten, bully or intimidate anyone in any manner. 

If any such incidents occur we will fully cooperate with ENZSA/EMSA and the staff of the soccer centres in supporting their decision, if we feel it necessary to suspend a player, parent and/or member of the coaching staff, we as soccer directors will do so.  EMSA has implemented stiffer penalties for all infractions and there will be no tolerance.  If incidents are repeated, then that player, parent and/or member of the coaching staff will not welcomed back to McLeod Soccer.  There is no room for poor sportsmanship in McLeod. Every parent and player will be required to sign a Code of Conduct at registration.

COACHING:

If you are interested in coaching please contact soccer@mcleodcommunityleague.ca.  We are usually quite short of coaches, especially in the younger age groups.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NEW COACHES MUST FILL OUT A SECURITY CLEARANCE (NO CHARGE TO THE COACH) AND IT IS GOOD FOR THREE YEARS.  Additionally, all coaches must have taken an age appropriate coaching course.  The courses for the younger age groups are fairly short and you will be reimbursed by McLeod Soccer upon receipt and completion.  Course dates and locations are still being finalized. 


SUPPORTING OUR COACHES: 

Coaching is a very rewarding experience, but it is also a big responsibility, very time consuming and not meant to be a one person job.  Please help your coach by first, respecting their expectations (from arrival times for practices and games, to attitude and effort on and off the field).  The coaches put a lot of preparation and time into games and practices, and it can be challenging at moments.  It is essential to remember that coaches are volunteers, dedicating their time to be an important part of your child’s life.  So please treat all the individuals who are a part of your child’s soccer life (coaches, managers, referees), with the support and respect you would want in the same situation.  Second, if your coach asks for help (i.e. team manager, a phoning parent, an equipment parent, a snack parent, etc.)…please help!  This allows him/her to focus on your children, and their development in soccer, both as athletes and team members.

If you have any team or coaching concerns please have consideration for your coach.  Approaching a coach directly after a game, especially a close game, is not the best option.  Ask your coach when the best time is to bring up suggestions, concerns or questions.  Note:  This is where a parent liaison or a team manager can be very useful.

Soccer is a team sport and the best way to teach the players the team concept, is through modeling by the coaching staff and parents.  We are out their representing our children, so let’s make them proud by working together as a team.  Lead by example!!

If you have any questions, please contact soccer@mcleodcommunityleague.ca.  Thank you and see you at registration.  As in the past, you will receive a quicker response by email.

Community Service

 McLeod’s community service policy is one volunteer commitment per child registered to a maximum of two per family. The following options will be able available at registration.​

  • Registration duties (contact McLeod soccer – see dates above)
  • West Edmonton Mall tickets (10 for $150)
  • Zone commitments (i.e. Tournaments, Cities, Intercities)
  • Bingo workers
  • Casino workers
  • McLeod events (Halloween party, Christmas party, etc.)
  • Waive service ($150 per child up to two children)

If you request West Edmonton Mall tickets or if you waive your service, you will pay for these options along with your soccer registration fees. All other community service options will require a signed but undated cheque for $150.00 per child. If you fulfill your commmunity service, your cheque will be returned to you. If your volunteer commitment is unfulfilled, McLeod will cash your cheque.

The total amount due for each player will be: (fee for the soccer program) + (membership) + optionally (community service). This amount can be paid by cash, credit or debit. Personal cheques are only accepted for community service, not payment.