Community soccer consists of two soccer seasons – Indoor & 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.
OUTDOOR 2024 SOCCER REGISTRATION
Registration will be accepted online from February 1st to March 7th
The tentative season start date is May 1st, 2024 (weather dependent). The league will consist of 2 train/play dates per week. Please visit the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) for more information about the season and to register.
Participating as a Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach you will have the opportunity to give back to youth within your community. We are always looking for Head Coaches, and Assistant Coaches. A successful candidate to both roles will coach, mentor, and develop players while creating and fostering a team atmosphere.
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.
Additionally, EMSA North also has put together some frequently asked questions in a document- EMSA North Season FAQ’s. This information includes the indoor, outdoor and outdoor mini seasons.
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 manage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to meet with you. As a coach, you will need to register on the ENZSA soccer portal. In addition, please be prepared to have a Police Information Check as this is a requirement for coaching. More info…
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 and submitted to the zone during registration.
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. 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 are then welcome to follow up with the Soccer Director regarding the transfer.
What if I have a Special Requests?
We will do our best to accommodate special requests, however we cannot make any guarantees due to limitations on team sizes. 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, however this may mean that the player is transferred to another community. 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?
Community League memberships are Non-Refundable in all cases.
EMSA Soccer return policy please click HERE for the current season refund policy.
For all questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement please contact the volunteer Lago Lindo Community Soccer Director.