Registration for the 2023 Outdoor Community soccer season is now underway and remains open until March 12. The 2023 outdoor soccer season is a return to the pre-Covid game-based program with a likely start Monday May 1 (weather and field conditions permitting). The season would carry on to the end June with the possibility of City Championships to take place the first week of July followed by Provincial Tier 4 championships in mid July. The 2023 Rio Terrace Community Outdoor soccer program is for players born in years from 2004 through 2019.
Players born in 2004 through 2015 will play on teams participating in the EMSA /EMSA West community soccer programs. These teams will generally play 2 soccer matches per week and will likely have one practice each week as well. Teams in the U9 and U11 age groups will play their games only in the west end of Edmonton (with possibly a few games in Spruce Grove.) Teams playing in the U13 & U15 age groups will play their games against other communities based on the north side of the city, and teams playing in the U17 & U19 age groups will have their games played across all of Edmonton. Player registration and payment should be completed by March 12 – late registrants may find themselves unable to be placed on the team or community that they have requested.
Players born in years 2016 through 2019 will participate in the in-house Rio Terrace FunSoccer programs. Each of the combined U4/U5 and the U7 FunSoccer programs feature a focus on fun activities, drills and short games that promote fun and active learning and player skill development. These programs take place at the Rio Terrace School field on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM. This program will start on Monday May 8 and wrap up on Wednesday June 21. Lots of parental support and involvement are required from these age groups, so please consider whether you are able to volunteer and participate in the soccer program. Subject to space availability and sufficient parent volunteers, registrations for Rio Terrace FunSoccer programs will continue to be accepted after March 12 – but do please register as soon as you are able to do so. Those registering after March 12 should also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org informing the soccer director of the late registration.
Age Group / Year of Birth, Night of Play and Registration Fee Details
|Age Group||Birth Years||Night of Play||Registration Fee|
|U4 / U5||2018 2019||Mon & Wed||$140|
|U7||2016 2017||Mon & Wed||$140|
|U9||2014 2015||Tues & Thurs||$220|
|U11||2012 2013||Mon & Wed||$240|
|U13||2010 2011||Tues & Thurs||$280|
|U15||2008 2009||Mon & Wed||$280|
|U17||2006 2007||Sun & Thurs||$280|
|U19||2004 2005||Sun & Tues||$280|
How to Register
Player registration for all age groups of community soccer takes place on-line using the soccer portal on the EMSA WEST soccer website – https://emsawest.com/play/register/outdoor-registration
Registration steps that need to be completed are:
First step is to obtain / have a valid Community league membership. Current membership are numbered 22-XXXXX and are valid through Aug 31, 2023. A membership from any community in Edmonton is valid for soccer registration. Those needing to purchase Community membership can do so most easily on-line at the EFCL.org website.
Second step is to use the EMSA West soccer portal to register players individually for the coming outdoor season. Once a family account has been created or accessed (if previously created), individual player registrations can be made. Please be sure to complete all of the registration steps, indicate that the player wishes to play on a Rio Terrace team (or other if that is the case) and please consider and indicate if you are able to volunteer as a coach or manager for your child’s team.
Payment for Player Registration and Proof of Age Support
Third step in the registration process is to complete payment of the registration fees. The player registration fees can be most easily paid on-line via credit card at the same time as player registration is completed if done by March 12. Otherwise, you will need to contact either the EWZSA soccer office or myself to complete payment.
Please note that player Proof of age is required to be made available for review for all players not previously registered in the Rio Terrace Soccer program. Alberta Health Care cards are the usual proof of age provided, but other government issue ID is also accepted as long as player name and birth date are included in the ID. Note this is a visual inspection only – I do not need a copy to be left with me.
Please contact me – the Rio Terrace Soccer Coordinator – at email@example.com if you have any questions on the programs or wish to make alternative payment arrangements.