Coaches, in this section you will find all the forms, tip sheets, guides and information you need to help coach for the 2018/2019 Indoor Season
EMSA Soccer Portal Information
The coach manuals are put together by EMSA Main, and will be distributed to the teams by their soccer director closer to the season start dat. More information in regards to games and schedules can be found under coach/ref at EMSA Main.
MANDATORY SECURITY CLEARANCE
Player Safety is important to emsa north. All registered team officials must obtain a security clearance and vulnerable sector search in order to be listed on the team roster. A cleared and valid clearance will remain on file and must be renewed every 3 years. EMSA North in partnership with Volunteer Alberta is able to submit clearances on the coach/manager’s behalf at no cost to our volunteers. In order to take advantage of this you must be registered on the emsa soccer portal as a team official and come into the EMSA North office during business hours to complete the forms, we require 2 pieces of valid government issues ID, one of which must be photo ID.
MANDATORY EMSA ID CARDS
It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure that all team officials and players in your team have a valid EMSA ID card prior to the first game or they will be unable to play
THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE REQUIRE EMSA ID CARDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INDOOR 2019/2020 SEASON:
- All Team Officials for U5 & up
- All Premier players U9 and up
- All Community players U13-U19
PLEASE NOTE: The EMSA ID card will act as an entry card for the team official into the soccer facility. What will make your EMSA ID card a valid entry card into the indoor facilities will be a sticker that will be put onto the back of the card. Each team will receive only 3 stickers – up to 3 team officials who will have their entry into the indoor facilities covered.
You can view on your roster in the Soccer Portal which players have player cards and which do not. Any players without valid player cards need to attend a carding session.
Location: Delton Community Hall – 12325 88st NW
Time: 5pm -9pm
Dates: September 26 & October 17
Please bring the following items to the carding session:
- A piece of government issued ID for the applicant
- The applicant must be present to obtain the card
Please note the dates below will be strictly adhered to and EMSA Main will not be accepting walk ins for ID cards at any time or date other then what is listed above.
EMSA Main schedules all league games during the indoor season. Your schedule for the season will be found when you log into the EMSA Soccer portal under your team official role. The schedule will be posted in the EMSA Soccer portal by October 15th, 2019.
Below is the tentative dates of play:
Gym Guides and Information
All EMSA North teams will be provided with practice slots at a school gym during the season. As space is limited throught the city there is no guarantee on practice nights or locations or times. Your community soccer director will be provided with enough gym contracts based on the number of teams the community league is hosting and they will be in charge of allocating the contracts to each of their teams in early October.
Please see the gym rules below, when registering as a team official your coaches, managers and assistant coaches already agreed to these rules. If these rules are not followed they do risk loosing their team’s practice time time slot. EMSA North will also be providing a 1 strike policy which means if there is a complaint against your team pertaining to the rules outlined in the attachment below, EMSA North holds the right to revoke that teams gym time for the remainder of the season, and depending on the issue it could be brought forth in front of our Discipline Committee. The proper use and respect of gyms is taken very seriously, the actions of a team can affect the entire leagues standings with the city in order to acquire gym time or keep our current contracts.
WHEN WILL MY GYM TIME START?
Gym contracts begin mid to late October
WHEN WILL GYM TIMES BE RELEASED TO THE COACHES?
Your community soccer director will be provided with contracts for their teams 1st week in October at which point they will be in charge of allocating each contract to the teams. Please expect to see your gym contract in the 1st or 2nd week in October.
WHAT IF A TEAM WANTS MORE GYM TIME?
The above listed numbers are what will be provided by the zone. If your a team wants more time then their soccer director will need to first complete a Gym Time Authorization Form.CLICK HERE for the gym time authorization form, which must be complete by your community director.
Once the form has been provided to our office the coach can select additional gym time 2 different ways
Purchase of ENZSA time:
Preferred and quickest method, this is a list of available time on the ENZSA contract that is available for purchase.CLICK HERE
Request to Purchase City of Edmonton Time:
To request to purchase time listed on the City of Edmonton website which is not on ENZSA’s contract, the request must come through to the North Zone office and they will request the additional time on your behalf. REMEMBER YOU CANNOT REQUEST GYM TIME FOR YOUR TEAM DIRECT TO THE CITY. The city of Edmonton usually responds within 3-5 business days and you must provide 9 days notice prior to your requested gym date. CLICK HERE
WHAT IF A TEAM HAS TO CANCEL THEIR GYM TIME?
CLICK HERE to cancel gym time. Please note that our office needs 18 days to cancel a gym time, this is the deadline that the city provides to us. Should we receive late notification (less than 18 days) a $50 administration fee will be charged to your community on top of the hourly gym rate.
WHAT IF A TEAM HAS A PROBLEM AT THE GYM?
We do on occasions have problems with the gyms (other teams showing up, custodians not letting teams in). If you encounter a problem, please report to the incident here as soon as possible. Once reported we will contact the City of Edmonton and will reschedule your practice if you were unable to gain entry. PLEASE NOTE: The incident MUST be reported within 24 hours of the incident. If it is reported any later, we will not be replacing the gym time.
SUBMIT INCIDENT REPORT HERE
WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEAM DOES NOT SHOW UP TO THEIR SCHEDULED PRACTICE?
If a team does not show up to a scheduled practice without notification, the community will be levied a $50.00 administration fee on top of the hourly rate for the gym. The team will also risk losing their allocated gym time for the season.
IMPORTANT CONCUSSION INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ASA
COACH CODE OF CONDUCT
The following information as it applies in Appendix I & II in the EMSA Rules and Regulations will be acknowledged and agreed upon when becoming a team official, which you electronically agree to on the EMSA Soccer Portal. This code of conduct will be strictly adhered to and if your actions in your role go against this code disciplinary action will be taken.
Coach / Volunteer Code of Conduct Coach / Volunteer Responsibilities: To remember that you are an ambassador for the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association [EMSA], your Zone, and your Community, as such, carry oneself with respect, dignity and pride. To accept and work within all parameters set forth by the EMSA. To act in accordance with the Aims and Objectives set forth by EMSA. To demonstrate a commitment to a role chosen (coach, assistant coach, team manager, etc.). To act in accordance with all EMSA Bylaws Rules, Regulations and Policies. To carry out one’s duties and responsibilities in a manner exhibiting the utmost professionalism, dignity and respect. To respect and honor the EMSA Codes of Conduct. To carry out one’s responsibilities efficiently, accurately and to the best of one’s ability. To be accountable for the behavior of one’s team (if affiliated to one (1)) including all its coaches, players and parents. To be accountable for all team-related activities including the accurate completion and timely submission of game sheets, the proper registration of players, the proper use of trialist players and the meeting of all league imposed deadlines. To respect the authority and dignity of ALL EMSA game officials including game referees, Board of Directors, staff and other volunteers. To comply with any mandates handed down, including all player / coach suspensions. To treat all EMSA Board of Directors, staff, fellow volunteers / coaches, players and parents with the utmost dignity and respect.
II. Coaches’ Code Soccer is a game for happiness The laws of soccer should be regarded as mutual agreements, the spirit or letter of which no one should try to avoid or break Visiting teams and spectators are honored guests No advantages except those of superior skill should be sought Official and opponents should be treated and regarded as honest in intention Official decisions should be accepted without looking angry no matter how unfair they may seem Winning is desirable, but winning at any cost defeats the purpose of the game Losing can be a triumph when the team has given its best The ideal is the greatest good to the greatest number In soccer, as in life, do unto others as you would have them do unto you
All concerns & complaints must come in via writing, please carbon copy the North Zone office for any issues that you feel are pertinent. All submissions must be submitted after the mandatory 24 hour cooling off period and follow the chain of communication below.
Please note if the chain of communication is not followed the concern will not be reviewed.
Referees are all scheduled by EMSA Main, please visit the EMSA Main website for more information.