Soccer

Blackmud Creek Outdoor Soccer 2020

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. Outdoor soccer usually begins the 1st week of May (weather permitting) 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 in January and 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

Uniform Deposit

U5

2015/2016

Saturday 10 AM

$90

$50

$50

U7

2013/2014

Mon/Wed

$120

$50

$0

U9

2011/2012

Tue/Thur

$145

$50

$50

U11

2009/2010

Mon/Wed

$155

$50

$50

U13

2007/2008

Tue/Thur

$165

$50

$50

U15

2005/2006

Mon/Wed

$175

$50

$50

U17

2003/2004

Sun/Thur

$185

$50

$50

U19

2001/2002

Sun/Tue

$205

$50

$50

Family Volunteer Deposit = $150

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

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 must be shown at the in-person payment session.

Please remember that you MUST have a current 2019-2020 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.

On-time registrations start on January 16th and ends on February 29th, 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 2020 outdoor soccer registrations begin online; paper registrations will no longer be accepted.

1) Purchase a 2019-2020 community league membership if you don't already have one. Memberships can be purchased online at http://www.blackmudcreek.com/benefits.php.

2) Register 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. When you are complete, print off 1 copy of your child's registration form.

3) After you have completed the online registration and printed off at least one copy of your registration forms, you must attend on of the in-person payment sessions to verify the registration. NOTE: If you don't attend one of the in-person payment sessions your child(ten) cannot be place on a team.

You will need to bring the following:

  • proof of registration (printed from the registration portal, only 1 copy is required)
  • proof of residence (utilities bill, driver’s license)
  • proof of age of player (Alberta Health Care card, birth certificate)
  • payment (cash or cheque) or proof of payment from online source
  • community league membership number
  • volunteer deposit cheque of $150 (per family) postdated for July 1, 2020
  • uniform deposit cheque(s) of $50 if applicable (per player) postdated for July 1, 2020

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

IMPORTANT: Only cash and cheques at the in-person payment sessions can be accepted at this time.

IN-PERSON 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:

  • Wednesday Feb 5 - 6 PM to 9 PM at Roberta MacAdams School, 2099 Blackmud Creek Dr SW, Edmonton
  • Wednesday Feb 19 - 6 PM to 9 PM at Roberta MacAdams School, 2099 Blackmud Creek Dr SW, Edmonton
  • Saturday Feb 29 - 10AM to 3PM at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Rd 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, 2020 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 and will be destroyed.

Examples of volunteer opportunities:

  • Soccer registration in January or February
  • 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 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 both cleats and shin guards.

PICTURES

Soccer pictures are currently being scheduled with Studios Photography (4943 55 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6B 3S3, (780) 468-4929. Pictures are generally schedule for the beginning of May.

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 1st. All players within the City of Edmonton who register 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 late registrations can be placed on the team.

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 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.

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!