An Update from SWEMSA, 2021-03-05
This email is intended for Players playing for Community teams Tiers 4-9 including TRSA. SW Sting FC has communicated to families outside of this email.
Dear Edmonton Minor Soccer Association South West Zone (EMSA SW) Members,
The decision by the Government of Alberta to postpone Children's sports and performance to Step 3, left EMSA no other option but to cancel the remaining 2020-2021 Indoor Soccer League games. The EMSA Board of Directors also decided to continue to support and endorse all teams and players that decide to continue their training activities as long as they strictly observe existing AHS guidelines and ASA's 8&2 Return-to-Train rules. The EMSA SW Zone Board will continue to offer training activities from March 1 to April 11. If restrictions are changed, we may be able to offer some friendly matches within our zone teams. This is voluntary only and each training session, or perhaps game, will be a deduction of $5 off your eventual refund. We are regrouping those remaining players into training groups as we speak. (Please note some teams have an alternate plan with their coaches and have contacted you already).
For those who are not continuing with training, a 60% refund will be issued ASAP. Please be patient, as we have hired extra staff to expedite the process, but it may take up to 2 weeks.
In the coming week, as some of our players continue their indoor training programs, our Zone's member groups, Active Community League Soccer Programs, Zone office for Communities not participating or suspended and TRSA, will be planning for Outdoor Soccer registration. However, as of today, we do not know what that will look like and await direction from the Alberta Government and Alberta Soccer. You will be hearing more information very soon.
Anyone interested in trying out for our competitive Club program, SW Sting FC Tier 1-3 (U7 to U19), registration will start March 15. Please got to SW Sting FC – Developing the Player and the Person (teamsnapsites.com) for more information.
We thank all the volunteer Board members, participating member Community Leagues Programs, and TRSA volunteers who spent thousands of hours this year managing the uncertainty around the Outdoor and Indoor Season for our 2879 players. If not for those volunteer hours, this program would not function or be too expensive to run. We are very optimistic that better days are around the corner and will have a season where over 7400 kids will return to take the pitch and participate in the beautiful game.
EMSA SW Board of Directors
Edmonton Minor Soccer Association South West Zone
#211, 11 Fairway Dr
Edmonton AB, T6J 2W4