Yes, please - we require that all tryout and try-us-out participants pre-register.

It assists us with organization, ensures we are prepared for any special needs, and helps us in providing the best possible experience for players and parents. Please pre-register here.


We accept all interested Grassroots Program players (Under 4 - 8), until such times as capacity for the program is reached. If we are nearing our limit, a notice will be posted.

We seek to accept all interested Under 9 - 10 players, but are limited by resources (match-day coaches & team managers are required) and roster numbers (12 - 14 players per roster is ideal).

For Under 11 through Under 17, teams are selected through the player evaluation process. Please reach out to each age group’s coach(es) for more information (contact list available here - scroll down for full list).


  • Grassroots Program (Under 4 - 8): $325.00

  • Under 9 Program (Boys & Girls): $525.00

  • Under 10 Program (Boys & Girls): $625.00

  • Under 11 Program (Boys & Girls): $675.00

  • Under 12 Program (Boys & Girls): $725.00

  • Under 13 Program (Boys & Girls): $775.00

  • Under 15T2 Program (Boys & Girls): $775.00

  • Under 15T1 Program (Boys & Girls): $825.00

  • Under 17T2 Program (Boys & Girls): $825.00

  • Under 17T1 Program (Boys & Girls): $825.00


  • EIYSA Declaration & other Miscellaneous League Fees (Supplemented by Casino Income) 

  • Technical and Administrative Staff Costs

  • In-House Goalkeeper Training Program

  • Tournament Allowance $500.00 (U9-10), $600.00 (U11+)

  • Player Apparel (T-Shirt, Shorts, Socks) 

  • Team Equipment

  • Indoor, Outdoor, Tryout and Pre-Seasons Facilities (Supplemented by Casino Income)

  • Coaching Wearables & Honorarium (U10+) 

  • Coaching Education, including First Aid

  • Outdoor Assistant Referee Costs

  • Special Event Funding (See Policies on how to Apply) 

  • Team Travel to Provincials and Nationals ($1,200 for Provincials outside of District 8 and surrounding area, and up to $10,000 for Nationals depending on location) 

  • Claudio Baretta Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Advertising, Website, TeamSnap and other Communication Costs

  • Volunteer Appreciation Gifts 


Grassroots Program Questions

Our training has traditionally been held at our home facility, the Edmonton Scottish Society (3105 - 101 Street SW, Edmonton).

Our Under 4 - Under 8 players have train on Mondays and Wednesdays. Historically, U4 - 6 train at 6 - 7 PM, while U7 - 8 train from 7 - 8 PM. Once we finalize our times, we will post them here.

Where, On what days, and at what times, do you train?

Our Grassroots Program engages other like-minded clubs in hosting, or co-hosting, Festivals. These events are similar to mini-tournaments, where kids have a chance to play several matches over the course of a morning, afternoon or evening. This approach aligns with Canada Soccer’s Active Start SoccerFests. We look to host, or attend, 3 - 5 Festivals per Season, depending on the age group.

Additionally, Scottish United SC hosts a Mini-World Cup festival at the conclusion of the outdoor program (usually the first weekend in July). This festival is funded through the generosity of sponsors and our Club.

Do you play matches or festivals? How often?

Our Outdoor Season starts in early April, where sessions are held inside the Edmonton Soccer Dome, presented by Brookfield Residential. It continues through to week 1 of July; after a well-earned break, we offer weekly drop-in sessions in August for families whose child(ren) are motivated to build on what they have learned during our formal sessions.

How long is the season?

Our Grassroots Program is overseen by Coach David McCarthy, a Canada Soccer ‘A’ License Holder. His experience in childhood education also informs his approach. He has developed an age-appropriate curriculum, and mentors / supervises other coaches to help deliver training sessions which are designed around Canada Soccer’s Preferred Training model.

Who leads the Grassroots Program?

Coach David actively recruits and happily accepts parents, family members or other interested people to work within our Grassroots Program. Our program’s success has been built on a foundation of family help. Anyone with a desire to make sports a great experience for kids is welcome, and they are offered mentorship, education and support.

Can I help coach my child(ren)?

For two seasons, Coach David McCarthy has run a Grassroots Dedicated Player Program. This program is designed for young players who have a keen interest in soccer beyond the typical domain of grassroots programming.

Players that fall into this group are identified by coaches. Once they are determined to be an early developer, they are grouped together with other players who have also shown similar developmental markers.  This group works on a separate curriculum aimed at challenging players in a more focused and specific way.

What if my child demonstrates accelerated development?