Soccer

Blackmud Creek Outdoor Soccer 2021

UPDATED March 9, 2021:

IMPORTANT: The information below is subject to change due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Information will be updated when it becomes available.

Blackmud Creek offers a spring outdoor community soccer program for children ages 4 to 19 years of age. Each week, U5 players have one game and U7 to U19 players have two games and may also have one additional practices. The date when the 2021 outdoor soccer season will begin and the length of the season has not yet been determined yet. When registration for outdoor soccer will open also has not been determined yet. Once these dates are known this section will be updated. You must be a community league member to register for outdoor soccer. For more detailed information, please see below.

OUTDOOR SEASON AND REGISTRATION DATES

Outdoor Registration is scheduled to open on March 15, 2021

Outdoor Registrations received after April 15, 2021 will be considered late and subject to extra fees.

Outdoor Season tentatively scheduled to start on May 15, 2021

AGE GROUP INFORMATION

IMPORTANT: The playing times below have not yet been confirmed. There could be some changes before the season starts.

Age Group

Birth Year

Playing Times

Fees

Late Fee

Uniform Deposit

U5

2016/2017

Saturday 10 AM

$90

$50

$50

U7

2014/2015

Mon/Wed

$120

$50

$0

U9

2012/2013

Tue/Thur

$150

$50

$50

U11

2010/2011

Mon/Wed

$160

$50

$50

U13

2008/2009

Tue/Thur

$170

$50

$50

U15

2006/2007

Mon/Wed

$180

$50

$50

U17

2004/2005

Sun/Thur

$190

$50

$50

U19

2002/2003

Sun/Tue

$210

$50

$50

Family Volunteer Deposit = $0

Note: The above fees are if we have a regular season with games when the season starts. If any health restrictions are still in place when the season starts that reduces the season or the number of games played, a portion of the registration fees will be refunded back at the end of the season.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you require financial assistance, organizations like Kidsport and Jumpstart, are available to help. If you apply for assistance, funding will need to be approved before the start of the soccer season and you will be responsible for any remaining amount of the registration fees before your child(ren) registration is accepted.

http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/edmonton/

https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/

REGISTERING YOUR CHILD

For the outdoor season, players must register through their community league in which they reside. For the 2021 outdoor soccer season all registrations and payment will be completed online only. There will be no in-person payment sessions like in previous years.

Please remember that you MUST have a current 2020-2021 Blackmud Creek Community League membership number before you can register. Memberships can be purchased online at the membership benefits page at http://www.blackmudcreek.com/benefits.php.

Requests to transfer to a team in a different community will be granted only if space permits. To apply for a transfer, please indicate a request to transfer along with the community to be transferred too in the Comment Section on the player registration form.

Late registrations are not guaranteed a spot on a team. All players in Edmonton who registered on-time must be placed on a team first, the late registrations will be placed space permitting.

STEPS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD

All 2021 outdoor soccer registrations must be completed online as well as paid online; paper registrations will no longer be accepted. Cash or cheque payments will not be accepted this year, only online method of payments such as credit cards will be accepted. All refundable deposits are included in the registration fees; the deposits will be refunded at the end of the outdoor season if applicable.

1) Purchase a 2020-2021 community league membership if you don't already have one. Memberships can be purchased online at http://www.blackmudcreek.com/benefits.php.

2) Register and pay online at www.emsasoccerportal.com. If this is your first time registering your child(ren) for soccer you will first need to create a household account. If you have registered your child(ten) in the past you will use the same account from previous years.

IMPORTANT: Registration and payment will be online this year, cash or cheque payments will not be accepted. Please pay by credit card when you register online.

3) Purchase the refundable Uniform deposit. Uniform deposits can be purchased through CommuniBee.ca. Steps to purchase the uniform deposit are:

  • Log into CommuniBee.ca. Note: You might need to create an account, if you have to create an account join Blackmud Creek Community League.
  • Click on Browse Events on the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • Click on Soccer Uniform Deposits, you will need to purchase 1 uniform deposit per child except U7.

NOTE: Uniform deposits will be refunded back to the same credit card at the end of the season when the jerseys are returned in good condition.

4) After you have completed the online registration and the uniform deposit (if applicable), to complete the registration and verify that you reside in the Blackmud creek community league, the following information must be emailed to the soccer administrator to the following email address: BCCLSoccer.Upload@gmail.com

  • Name and age group of all children playing in your household.
  • Attach proof of uniform deposit.
  • Attach proof of residence (example: utilities bill, drivers license).
  • Attach proof of age of player (example: Alberta Health Care card, birth certificate) THIS ONLY REQUIRED IF IT IS YOUR CHILD'S FIRST YEAR PLAYING SOCCER IN EDMONTON.
  • Attach community league membership number.

NOTE: If you don't send an email to the right email address, with the appropriate information, your child(dren) cannot be place on a team.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

It takes a lot of work to organize this program, and relies on the contribution of time and energy from the members of our community. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are anticipating volunteer commitments will not be required to comply with provincial health measures. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Soccer Head Coach/Assistant (no prior experience needed and training is available)
  • Team Manager
  • First Aid
  • Communication
  • Blackmud Creek Community League Board Member
  • Community League events - Community League Day, Casinos, and much more!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JERSEYS AND EQUIPMENT

Equipment: BCCL teams provide all players with a soccer jersey. U7 players get to keep their jerseys since the age group is sponsored by Tim Hortons. Players provide their own shorts, socks, shoes, and shin pads. No jewellery, hats or sunglasses allowed on the field. We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather with long sleeved tops, sunscreen, bug spray, and a jacket.

Cleats and Shin Guards: Shin guards are mandatory for all age levels. Cleats are not allowed in U5 and U7 programs, but are recommended for the U9 and up programs.

PICTURES

Soccer team pictures are currently scheduled for June 4, 5 and 6 2021 with Studios Photography (4943 55 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6B 3S3, (780) 468-4929). The exact time of the photo session will be provided at the beginning of the season.

NOTE: Dates and times of the team pictures will be subject to change due to any health restrictions that might be in effect at that time.

POLICIES

Friend Request Policy: Participants can only request up to two friends.

Late Registration Policy: Late registration fees will be added to the registration fees starting April 16, 2021. All players within the city of Edmonton who registers on time must be placed on a team first. Example: If a player in Terwillegar registers on time but there is no space on a team in their community but there is space on a team in our community, they must get put on our team first before any late registrations can be placed on the team.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations and refunds will be allowed up until the day before when the declaration fees are due to be paid to SWEMSA and EMSA which is currently May 5, 2021. Any cancellations or refunds after this date will need permission from the sports director and is subject to the declaration fees.

Security Clearance Policy: Any individual who works directly with the children will require a security clearance check, therefore all coaches, assistant coaches and team managers will require a security check. Note: security clearance checks are valid for only 2 years and the cost is covered by SWEMSA. Anyone who got a security clearance check last year, does not need to get one this year.

Player Transfer Policy: Players are required to register through their own community league. Once registered, they can request a transfer to another community if they wish. All transfers need to be approved by both communities.

Player Age Bump Policy: Players are required to register with their appropriate age group. Once registered, they can request an age bump. All age bumps need to be approved by the community and SWEMSA. Any age bump down must have a note from a registered medical professional stating why before it will be considered, and will need to be approved by EMSA.

Code of Conduct: Any inappropriate conduct, threats, harassment or abuse (including the use of profanity) directed towards game or team officials, members, parents, players, fans, volunteers, Board members or employees of BCCL or of another association will not be tolerated. Violations of this code may result in suspension or expulsion of the violator and/or their family.

Reminder to parents of U11 and younger children: A parent or other adult must remain at the game with your child at all times. If you cannot stay with your child, please ask another parent to be responsible for your child.

If you have any issues or concerns with your coach, team and/or the program, please contact Chad Willsey, Soccer Administrator - blackmud.soccer@gmail.com

Thank you everyone for your cooperation!

We could not have soccer, or any other program, without your commitment and support!