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Lago Lindo Soccer

*** IMPORTANT *** Please see the following for an update on the Outdoor Soccer Season due to COVID-19 HERE


Includes the following areas Lago Lindo, Crystallina Nera, Belle Rive, Eaux Claires, Edmonton Garrison, Jovic, Klarvatten, Schonsee

*Change from previous seasons - One volunteer commitment per player is required, WEM tickets will not be available

There are two soccer seasons – Indoor and Outdoor.

Indoor soccer is played inside indoor soccer center facilities on artificial turf using hockey arena style boards and built in goals.  The season runs from mid-October to mid-February with the possibility to play into March depending on tournaments and post-season play.  Typically, playing one game a week at a soccer center and practicing once every week or second week at a school gym.  Game and practice schedules are released shortly before the season starts.

Outdoor soccer is played outside on City of Edmonton fields (weather permitting).  The season runs from the beginning of May until the end of June with the possibility to play into July depending on post-season play.  Typically, playing two games per week with the possibility of additional practices depending on the coach.  U13 and up programs are run city wide not just in the North Zone.  Game schedules are released shortly before the season starts.

For additional information please visit:

EMSA North - https://emsanorth.com/play/parents-corner/

EMSA Main. - https://emsamain.com/play/programs-benefits/

 

Who can play and how much?

Outdoor 2020

Age Group

Year of Birth

Gender

Tentative Play Dates

Location

Fee

Volunteer Deposit

*Late Fee

U5

2015 & 2016

Mixed

Mon & Wed

North Edmonton

$140

$250

$25

U7

2013 & 2014

Boys/Girls

Tues & Thurs

North Edmonton

$150

$250

$25

U9

2011 & 2012

Boys/Girls

Tues & Thurs

North Edmonton

$205

$250

$25

U11

2009 & 2010

Boys/Girls

Mon & Wed

North Edmonton

$205

$250

$25

U13

2007 & 2008

Boys/Girls

Tues & Thurs

Possible Sun

City Wide

$250

$250

$25

U15

2005 & 2006

Boys/Girls

Mon & Wed

Possible Tues & Thurs

City Wide

$265

$250

$25

U17

2003 & 2004

Boys/Girls

Sun & Thurs

Possible Wed

City Wide

$270

$250

$25

U19

2001 & 2002

Boys/Girls

Sun & Tues

Possible Thurs

City Wide

$270

$250

$25

*If you miss attending the registration sessions the late fee will apply.

 

I’m Ready to Register for Soccer

Registration is a two-step process

Step 1 – Online Registration

Step 2 – Attend a Registration Session to Complete Registration

 

Step 1 – Online Registration Details

Our community league is part of Edmonton North Zone Soccer Association (ENZSA).  We use the ENZSA portal to register players in soccer online only.

Follow the following steps to complete the registration process:

  • Login to the soccer portal (you need to create an account if you don't have an account)
  • Complete the registration process using this portal, note - you must have already created an account (one per household).
  • Select the community, Lago Lindo for the registration.
  • Purchase your Community League Membership online (EFCL Portal).
  • If you are requesting a coach or a friend, please ensure the correct spellings/ages.
  • Complete the payment online (you may pay an additional online service fee) or you can pay when you attend a registration session, one for each child.
  • Once completed, you will need to attend one of the registration sessions listed below.

Step 2 – Attend a Registration Sessions

To complete the player registration for soccer, you will need to attend one of the following registration sessions (even if you already paid) and bring the required documents.  Registration is not complete until you provide a volunteer deposit, and a volunteer commitment is chosen.

 

Outdoor 2020

Sessions

Date

Start Time

End Time

1

February 25th, 2020

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

2

March 4th, 2020

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

3

March 7th, 2020

12:00 PM

4:00 PM

*LATE

March 24th, 2020 -  CANCELLED

n/a

n/a

*Late Fee - $25 per registration will apply plus an additional volunteer commitment, per player.

 

Documents needed to bring to the registration session

  1. One (1) copy of online registration from the EMSA portal for each player.
  2. Proof of payment if you paid online. 
  3. Proof of age for each player (Birth certificate, passport, Alberta Health card, or other government issued ID).
  4. Proof of community league membership.
  5. Deposit cheque or credit card for volunteer commitment (1 per child).
    1. In the notes section of the cheque make the note of “volunteer deposit” and the player’s name made out to Lago Lindo Community League.
    2. Be aware that volunteer commitments are mandatory part of the sports program. The commitment selection is first come basis.  So, if you leave the registration to a later date, you may have fewer commitments to choose from.  As well, if you have failed to provide a volunteer deposit in the past or missed a commitment, a cash deposit maybe requested.
  6. Method of Payment.

What to expect during a Registration session

Please double check you have all the necessary information (as noted above) or we will be unable to process your registration.  You will need to visit each station.  Remember everyone is a volunteer please be patient!

 

Station 1 - Registration

As part of the registration, we will be validating child's registration information including verifying the age of your child.

 

Station 2 – Membership

Proof of membership is required.  Ensure you have a valid Community League Membership effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

 

Station 3a – Volunteer Commitment

Select a volunteer commitment.  One (1) per child to a maximum of three (3) per family.  A postdated cheque for the date of the volunteer event is required in the amount of $250 to serve as a deposit until you've completed your commitment.  This is not optional.  If you do not have a cheque, you will be required to leave a cash or credit card deposit.  See additional notes below if you are Coaching.

 

Station 3b – Police Information Check (Only if coaching)

You will need to visit the zone office to complete this:
#204, 9006 - 132 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5E 0Y2

Check their website, as they are open late to accommodate coaches and players: https://emsanorth.com/about/contact/

Station 4 – Uniform

Please bring your children with you to the payment sessions or know their size to pre-select a jersey size to best ensure the proper size is ordered for your child.  We do not maintain a stock of jerseys that players can chose from so if the wrong size is ordered our options are limited.

 

Station 5 – Validation

At this station we will confirm payment amounts.

 

Station 6 - Payment

Finalize your registration by making a payment with Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash.  We CANNOT accept payment via cheque or American Express.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Now What ....

Once you have completed your registration there will be a group of volunteers who build the teams.  Closer to the season start date (approximately 1 or 2 weeks prior to season start) you will be contacted by a coach with additional information about the upcoming season.

 

I may be interested in Coaching ....

We always need coaches!  In some instances, we will not be able to accept registrations for certain age categories until we have enough coaches.  Did you know that if you coach or mange a team that counts as your volunteer commitment and no additional volunteering is required.  We can hold information sessions for people who are interested in coaching but are not sure what is involved in it.  If this applies to you, please send us an email at soccer@lagolindo.ca and we would be happy to meet with you.  As a coach you will need to register on the ENZSA soccer portal as noted above, please bring a copy of this paperwork to the registration session.  In addition, please be prepared to have a Police Information Check as this is a requirement for coaching.

 

What about any subsidies available?

There is funding support for low income families through KidSport and Jump Start which both have online applications.  You will need to complete these in advance to registration, links are listed below.  Copies of funding approval will be required during registration.  If funding is pending you will be required to pay the full amount during registration, then we will issue a reimbursement once the amount of funding has been approved.

KidSport- Apply for assistance

Canadian Tire- Apply for assistance

 

What if I don’t live in Lago Lindo but want to play for Lago Lindo?

If you don't live in Lago Lindo but want to play with us that's no problem.  When registering in the portal please request a transfer to Lago Lindo then attend your home community registration session to pay (if you have not done so online), provide your volunteer deposit and select your volunteer commitment. You are then welcome to follow-up with the Soccer Director regarding the transfer.

 

What if I live in Lago Lindo but want to play for another community?

First, we are sad to see you go but if you wish to play in a community other than your home community please request that community when you register in the portal.  You must still attend the Lago Lindo registration session to pay (if you have not done so online), provide your volunteer deposit and select your volunteer commitment. You are then welcome to follow-up with the Soccer Director regarding the transfer. 

 

What if I have a Special Requests?

We will no longer be taking requests for players any age group to move up an age group, without a note from your coach that the player should be moved up.  There are too many instances of players requesting to play up an age group only to find themselves outmatched and requesting to move back an age group, only to find that age group full and wanting a refund, which we don't offer.  If this is your first year playing, this means you’ll need to compete in the designated age group for that season, and if you are a returning player, you’ll need to ask your coach to provide the letter before registration.  Please note that while we try to accommodate all requests to move up age groups or play with specific coaches or players, our priority is always to ensure that children from our community are placed on teams first, then to accommodate special requests for returning players, and finally special requests for new players.  As such we can't always guarantee your requests will be honoured.  In the event there are not enough children or coaches to facilitate a team, we work with other communities in the area to ensure everyone has a team to play on. If you are requesting a coach or friend please ensure that you have the correct spelling and age.  Volunteers are responsible for building teams and with hundreds of kids registering simple spelling errors or friend requests playing in an older age can prove difficult for the volunteers.

 

What is Lago Lindo's refund policy?

All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $25.00 and must be submitted in writing.

Community League memberships are Non-Refundable in all cases. 

Any refund before team declarations will be processed in full less the $25.00 administration fee.

Any refunds after team declaration but prior to the first game being played are subject to a partial refund (50% refund less the $25.00 administration fee).

Any refund requests after the season start date will not be considered unless for medical purposes and must be accompanied by a medical doctor note.

The only exception to the refund policy is for players who register for community soccer and try out and are accepted into a premier soccer program before the start of the community soccer season. To be eligible for a refund after being accepted into the premier program, players/parents must produce a letter of acceptance from the club director.  If a spot was held on a community team you may still be required to complete your volunteer commitment.

 

Questions?

For all questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement please contact the volunteer Lago Lindo Community Soccer Director (CLICK HERE)

Keep up to date with us by visiting the Lago Lindo Community Facebook page HERE