Soccer

Blackmud Creek Outdoor Soccer 2022

UPDATED January 17, 2022

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

Blackmud Creek Community League offers a spring outdoor community soccer program for children ages 4 to 19 years of age. Each week, U5 players have one game, U7 to U19 players have two games and may also have additional practices. You must be a current 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 February 1, 2022

Outdoor Registrations received after February 28, 2022 will be considered late and subject to extra fees.

Outdoor Season tentatively scheduled to start on the first week of May, 2022.

AGE GROUP INFORMATION

IMPORTANT:The playing times below are from previous outdoor seasons. There could be some changes to these dates before the season starts. All age groups are split by gender except for U5; U5 is mixed with boys and girls on the same team.

Age Group

Birth Year

Playing Times

Fees

Late Fee

U5

2017/2018

Saturday 10 AM

$100

$50

U7

2015/2016

Mon/Wed

$130

$50

U9

2013/2014

Tue/Thur

$160

$50

U11

2011/2012

Mon/Wed

$170

$50

U13

2009/2010

Tue/Thur

$180

$50

U15

2007/2008

Mon/Wed

$190

$50

U17

2005/2006

Sun/Thur

$200

$50

U19

2003/2005

Sun/Tue

$220

$50

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

Refundable Family Deposit

The $200 deposit will be refunded at the end of the season if you volun teer to help your child's soccer team and/or volunteer to assist the Blackmud Creek Community League, and return your child's soccer jersey (except for U7). Failure to volunteer or failure to return your child's jersey will result in a portion of the deposit being retained.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you require financial assistance, organisations 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's 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 2022 outdoor soccer season all registrations and payments will be completed online only. There will be no in-person payment sessions like in previous years.

You MUST have a current 2021-2022 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.

IMPORTANT: For those residents in Allard, Callaghan and Cavanagh, the changing of the Blackmud Creek Community League boundaries are not official. The residents in those communities will still be required to purchase a Blackmud Creek Community League membership for the 2022 outdoor soccer season.

STEPS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD

All 2022 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 credit card or e-transfers will be accepted as form of payment to keep the registration process online as much as possible. Soccer family deposits will be refunded at the end of the outdoor season, if applicable.

1) Purchase a 2021-2022 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 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 family deposit. Deposits can be purchased through CommuniBee.ca. Steps to purchase the uniform deposit are:

  • a) Log into https://communibee.ca.
    Note: You might need to create an account if this is your first time. If you have to create an account join the Blackmud Creek Community League
  • b) Click on Browse Events on the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • c) Click on Soccer Deposit, you only need to purchase 1 deposit as it is $200 for the entire family.

NOTE:Family Deposits are refunded back to the exact same credit card number that was used for the purchase.

4) After you have completed the online registration and the deposit the following information must be emailed to the soccer administrator to BCCLSoccer.Upload@gmail.com to complete the registration process.

NOTE: If you don't send an email with the appropriate information your child cannot be placed on a team. Please email the following to BCCLSoccer.Upload@gmail.com:

  • Name and age group of all children playing in your household.
  • Attach proof of 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 CHILDS FIRST YEAR PLAYING SOCCER IN EDMONTON.
  • Attach 2021-2022 community league membership number.

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

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

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.

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

PICTURES

Soccer team pictures are currently scheduled for May 13/14, 2022 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.

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 1, 2022. All players within the city of Edmonton who registers on time must be placed on a team first before late registrations can be placed on a team. 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, the player from Terwillegar must get placed 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 the end of March, 2022. Any cancellations or refunds after the end of March will need permission from the sports director and will be subject to administration 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, will 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 guardian 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 or
Courtney Wright, Sport Director - sport.bccl@gmail.com

Thank you everyone for your cooperation!

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