Please review the following summary information.
Before registering a player for the indoor soccer season please read the following information to determine the appropriate league and associated commitment level which best suits the player's level of interest.
Player placement in our community or in house programs is based on a "first come/first served" basis. Practice times are set by each teams' coach(es).
Click on the division (e.g.U5) for more detailed information.
All U5 and U7 sessions will be in Fort Saskatchewan at the Dow Centennial Centre (DCC) once a week. We are following Alberta Soccer and Canada Soccer in running the Grassroots Program. We are teaching age appropriate basic fundamental movement skills. The emphasis is on having fun while learning the basic physical literacy skills. Information on the ASA Grassroots program can be found at Festival Play (PTM) - Alberta Soccer
ASA believes that players at this age level benefit more from learning soccer basics by keeping all players engaged by more ball touches. The ASA grassroots plan is to have no teams at these age levels.
Each group will be rotating through four stations which are:
Each station is 12-15 min to ensure maximum ball touches for each player.
Arsenal (U9-19) Community Program
U9-19 Community Players play in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) league. All games are played in Edmonton and all practices are in Fort Saskatchewan at the DCC. EMSA re-pools all teams twice during the season to ensure that competing teams are of a similar skill level. Teams are then placed into tiers from 4 through 9. The third round of games also includes the ability for all teams to compete for a place in the Edmonton City Finals around the end of February in whatever tier the team happens to end up playing in.
When there is more than one Fort Saskatchewan team in a particular division there may be player assessments in order to equalize/balance teams' skill level at the beginning of the season. In situations where we receive sufficient registered players to create multiple teams in a program at age levels U9 and above, we will place the players by their birth year on a team so we can keep the players together in future seasons. E.g. All first year players will be on one team and all second year players on another.
Games schedules are determined by EMSA. League information is also subject to changes by EMSA.
Arsenal (U11-19) Youth Premier Program
Youth premier teams will be offered if, during the premier tryout registration, there is enough player and coach interest for these programs.
There will be tryouts at the levels at which have sufficient registrations to offer premier. Any player not present at tryouts or who doesn't make the premier cut can play on a Fort Saskatchewan Soccer community team if registered for the community program during the registration period.
Premier players/teams will have additional fees (for practices and league fees) which will be collected when the teams are finalized. Premier teams require greater commitment to games and practices than do the community teams. Premier players will be expected to attend extra practices and all games.