Soccer

Blackmud Creek Outdoor Soccer 2018

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 practice (or more). Outdoor soccer usually begins the 1st week of May and ends late June, except for teams proceeding to post season play (U9 to U19) who may play into July and August. Registration for outdoor soccer is held each February. You must be a community league member to register for outdoor soccer. For more detailed information, please see below.

Age Group

Birth Year

Playing Times

Fees

Late Fee

U5

2013/2014

Saturday 10 AM

$85

$50

U7

2011/2012

Mon/Wed

$115

$50

U9

2009/2010

Tue/Thur

$140

$50

U11

2007/2008

Mon/Wed

$150

$50

U13

2005/2006

Tue/Thur

$160

$50

U15

2003/2004

Mon/Wed

$170

$50

U17

2001/2002

Sun/Thur

$180

$50

U19

1999/2000

Sun/Tue

$200

$50

Financial Assistance

If you require financial assistance, organizations like Kidsport, http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/edmonton/, are available to help. If you apply for assistance, funding will need to be approved before the end of February and you will be responsible for any remaining amount of the registration fees before your child(ren) registration is accepted.

Registering Your Child

For the outdoor season, players register through their community league and must register in the community in which they reside. Requests to transfer to a team in a different community will be granted if space permits. To apply for a transfer, please indicate a request to transfer in the Comment Section on the player registration form.

Proof of residency and proof of age will be required at the payment session.

Please remember that you MUST have a current BCCL membership number in order to register. It can be purchased online via our membership page.

On-time registrations start on February 1st and ends on February 28th with late registrations beginning on March 1st.

IMPORTANT: 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

All 2018 outdoor soccer registrations begin online. You must have a household account whether you are coaching or your child(ren) is playing. That can be done at www.emsasoccerportal.com. If you created a household account last year, you don’t need to create one this year. We suggest every family start with creating and/or reviewing your household account as soon as possible. Online registration will be available starting February 1st. Please note all registrations must be done on the website listed above.

After you have completed the registration online and printed off your registration forms, you need to bring them with you to one of the registration sessions. You will need to bring the following:

  • proof of registration (printed from the registration portal, 2 copies is preferred)
  • proof of residence (utilities bill, driver’s license)
  • proof of age of player (Alberta Health Care card, birth certificate)
  • payment or proof of payment from online source
  • community league membership number
  • volunteer deposit cheque of $150 (per family) postdated for July 1, 2018
  • jersey deposit cheque of $50 (per player) postdated for July 1, 2018
  • registration cheque for registration fees if you did not pay online

Should you pay online, you are still required to provide proof of payment and attend one of the following registration sessions to complete your child(ren) registrations.

Registration Payment Sessions

YOU MUST ATTEND ONE OF THESE SESSIONS LISTED BELOW IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION.

Registration dates for ALL ages (U5 to U19) are:

  • Tuesday Feb 6 - 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Tuesday Feb 20 - 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Wednesday Feb 28 - 6PM to 9PM

at Roberta MacAdams School, 2009 Blackmud Creek Dr SW, Edmonton

Important Information About Volunteering

It takes a lot of work to organize this program, which relies on the contribution of time and energy from the members of our community. As part of the registration process, we ask for a $150 volunteer fee deposit post-dated to July 1, 2018 and that at least one parent/guardian per household with a child playing soccer for BCCL volunteer for the community. There are many opportunities to help out in both soccer and non soccer activities. Once you have volunteered, you are no longer required to pay the $150 volunteer fee and your cheque will not be deposited.

This year we have developed specific volunteer duties per age group. Every team will have a list of volunteer duties and every family will be assigned a volunteer duty.

Examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Soccer registration in February
  • Team Manager
  • First Aid
  • Communication
  • Soccer Head Coach/Assistant (no prior experience needed and training provided)
  • Community League events - Halloween party, Community League Day, Winterfest, Casinos, and much more!

If you decline to volunteer, please add the $150 to your registration fee cheque.

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 Horton’s. Players provide their own shorts, socks, shoes, and shin pads. No jewellery, hats or sunglasses allowed on the field. We recommend dress appropriately for the weather with long sleeved tops, sunscreen, bug spray, and a jacket.

Cleats and Shin Guards: Cleats are not allowed in U5 and U7 programs and shin guards are mandatory. U9 and up programs require cleats and shin guards.

Pictures

Soccer pictures are scheduled for May 12, 2018 at Studios Photography located at

4943 55 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6B 3S3
(780) 468-4929

Schedules for the time of the photo session will be provided at the beginning of the season.

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 March 1st.

Security Clearance Policy: Any individual who works directly with the children will require a security clearance check. Note: security clearance checks are valid for 2 years. 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. 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.

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

General Soccer Questions, Concerns or Issues: Chad Willsey, Soccer Coordinator – blackmud.soccer@gmail.com

Thank you everyone for your cooperation!

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