The TRSA soccer program is regarded as one of the most successful community programs within the city of Edmonton. It is offered to all families within the; Terwillegar, Riverbend, Greater Windermere, Ridge, Oak Hills, Hodgson, Brookview & Ogilvie Ridge Community League membership areas. TRSA is led by volunteers from within the community & takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to run a program of this calibre. Because of this, support from the families with children playing in our program is necessary to maintain the program's affordability & current standard level.
All families are required to complete one volunteer role per season if their child or children participate in TRSA. A volunteer deposit is collected at the time of registration & will be held until the volunteer role is fulfilled or TRSA deems there are no longer opportunities to be offered for the corresponding season.
Several organizational roles are also available should your coach's/team's volunteer needs have already been satisfied. Although this list is not exhaustive, please read through the following roles to understand our greatest needs and how you may be able to help. Though we cannot promise everyone their chosen position, every effort will be made to provide suitable volunteer opportunities.
Registration Support: Various positions to support our in-person registration sessions.
Equipment Distribution/Return: Various positions to support our equipment distribution & return sessions.
Tournament Volunteers: We operate the largest U11 tournament in Canada, which requires numerous volunteers to be the success that it is.
Field Marshal for City Finals: SWEMSA communities are asked to supply volunteers to assist with tasks at the City finals which are held during the first two weeks of July.
Committees: Currently we have a number of committees that are focused on continually improving our program. Our Development Committee and our Tournament Committee are currently our two largest committees. If you have a specific passion or interest that relates to our program, this is a great way to get involved and have your say.
Age Group Coordinators: Prior to the start of the season, the Age Group Coordinators (AGCs) form the players into teams according to the TRSA Team Formation Policy. This involves contacting, confirming and recruiting coaches (if necessary). AGCs are also responsible for creating the game schedule for the outdoor season. These two roles may be performed by separate volunteers.
Board Members: Do not let the spectre of commitment or responsibilities scare you. Our past & present board members would all agree that, outside of coaching, this is the most rewarding role within our organization. The ability to work with a great group of volunteers and staff, stewarding a community soccer program that is the envy of most others, is not an opportunity that comes along often!
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Team Volunteer Positions
Most team volunteer positions are at the discretion of the Head Coach, so there may be age/team specific roles that are not listed here, (e.g. snack schedule manager, tournament coordinator, et al), that may be required for your team. Please contact your coach at the beginning of the season to see how you can help.
Coach & Assistant Coaches: Despite what you may feel; you ARE qualified to coach your children & their friends. These roles are our single biggest need each and every year and by far the most rewarding. TRSA provides in-house training and step by step manuals for new and experienced coaches to ensure all of our players have a positive experience. We also reimburse any NCCP training our coaches want to undertake themselves. A Police Information Check(PIC) must be completed for these roles.
Team Manager: Generally this role is responsible for keeping the team organized for games & tournaments, assisting the coach with organizational tasks and acting as a liaison between parents & coaches.
Referee Liaison (U9 - U19): Responsible for maintaining a respectful dialogue with referees as the line of communication between the team & referees.
Team Equipment Manager: Responsible for all team equipment provided by TRSA to the team. This may include pick-up at the beginning of the season and drop-off at season's end, as well as set-up for games & practices.
Communications Manager: Responsible for contacting parents/team in regards to schedule & events. Line of communication between the team and league.