GENERAL QUESTIONS

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.

DO WE NEED TO
PRE-REGISTER FOR TRYOUT / TRY-US-OUT SESSIONS?


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.

DOES PRE-REGISTRATION GUARANTEE OUR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION?


For a complete listing of registration fees per program, and services provided, please refer to our Indoor 2019 - 20 Program Overview.

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR YOUR CLUB?


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

  • Facility Costs (Indoor, Outdoor, Tryout and Pre-Season), 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

  • 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 

WHAT DO MY FEES INCLUDE?


Grassroots Program Questions

Our training will be held at our home facility, the Edmonton Scottish Society (3105 - 101 Street SW, Edmonton), inside the Edmonton Soccer Dome, presented by Brookfield Residential.

Training Session Information

Under 4 - 6: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 7 PM (excluding Holiday Mondays)

Under 7 - 8: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 7 PM (excluding Holiday Mondays)

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.

Do you play matches or festivals? How often?



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?