More information can be found on the coaches page of the Athabasca Soccer Association website.
Criminal record checks (CRCs) for all Coaches, Bench Persons and Managers (anyone listed on the ASA forms) are mandatory and must be provided prior to April 15, 2018. Any coaching staff designate who is listed on the ASA form without the submission of the appropriate certification (head coach only) and CRC (all) will be removed from the ASA form and will not be allowed any involvement with coaching activities. Once submitted, your criminal record check is valid for a three year period. CRCs can be obtained from the Athabasca RCMP detachment Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.; two pieces of government issued identification are required, one of which must be photo ID. The detachment needs approximately two weeks for processing a CRC.
OUTDOOR SOCCER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Day & Time
Monday/Wednesday – 7:00 or 7:30
Tuesday/Thursday –6:30 or 7:00
Monday/Wednesday – 6:00 to 7:00
Tuesday/Thursday – 6:00 to 7:00
Mondays - 6:00 - 6:45
All League Play
All League play (Tri-County and in-house) will begin the first week in May; indoor practices at the Multiplex will start in April for U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19.
U11+ Coaches will contact team players and provide them with relevant information sometime in March.
U5, U7 and U9 teams will be selected mid-April and it is each Coach's responsibility to contact his/her team and provide necessary information in an introductory e-mail. If you have not heard from your child's coach before the start of the season, please contact the Registrar.
The season ends the last week in June.
Required Clothing & Equipment / Outdoor Fields
Format for U7 & U9
Teams will consist of 7 to 8 players for the U7 age group and 8 to 9 players for the U9 group. They will practice with their own team for the first half hour of practice and then have a scheduled game with another Athabasca or Boyle team for the last half hour. Travel may include one trip to Boyle during the season.
In the event of inclement weather, all field cancellations will be made by Albert Assaf, the Field Scheduler, who can be contacted at 780-919-5397.
If a game is cancelled/changed for any reason, please contact Dustin Pysyk,
the Referee Scheduler, at 780-675-2967 so that the referees can be advised.
The referees and assistant referees who are in charge of your children's games have taken at least two days of training and passed a tough exam in order to qualify. The primary concerns of the Laws of the Game, and therefore of our game officials, are safety and fair play.
Parents and players can do their part by showing game officials the respect they deserve for doing a difficult job. The Athabasca Soccer Association does not tolerate any form of abuse directed at officials (or players) from any source.
The Referee Liaison Program is now in effect. It is imperative that every person involved with our soccer association familiarizes themselves with the information attached (DOC - 25 KB). If you would like more information on why this may be happening, you can read this article published by the Edmonton Journal on Saturday, May 05, 2007.