Team Formation Policy
(Revised January 14, 2019)
Age group coordinator (AGC) Guide
What is an Age Group Coordinator (AGC)?
The main role of the age group coordinator is to place the registered players into teams prior to the beginning of the season. They may also create the schedules for the mini-soccer age groups.
Age Group Coordinators (AGC) cannot form teams for any of their own children’s age group(s). TRSA allows friend requests, your child will get to play with their friend no matter who forms the teams.
As an AGC for TRSA, you will be working with individual people’s contact information. This is personal and private information. As such, it can only be used for its intended purpose, which is to form soccer teams for TRSA. This information CANNOT be disclosed to anyone outside of TRSA or used for any other purpose.
Please use bcc when e-mailing groups of volunteers or parents.
Things you need to know:
How to Form the Teams
Tips for recruiting coaches:
Below are the two most common reasons that people are reluctant to become a coach. Each one has a solution:
Obstacle: “I wouldn’t mind helping out, but I have never coached before and don’t know anything about soccer”
Solution: Most coaches at the younger age groups have never coached before, but there is support available. We can pair them with a more experienced coach. There are also many coaching clinics and courses available. TRSA will reimburse them for any coaching course fees they pay.
Obstacle: “I would like to help, but I travel for work and I’m away a lot”
Solution: We can pair you up with one or two other coaches. They can take over when you are away.
TRSA Team formation check points:
TRSA schedules games for all the mini soccer age groups, U5 and U7 teams.
SWEMSA schedules the games for U9.
EMSA schedules the games for U11 – U19
As AGC for U5 – U7, you may be asked to create the game schedules for your age group or the TRSA Program Assistant and Program Coordinator can help with this, we have scheduling templates.
Police Information Check Forms:
All new coaches must fill in a PIC form which SWEMSA submits to Edmonton Police, then again every two years.
Please forward any coaches/assistants with inquiries to SWEMSA.
Information for parents and coaches:
Information is available for parents and coaches on the TRSA website.
SWEMSA has a mandatory meeting for coaches of U11 – U19 teams, game books for U11 – U19 will be available at that meeting.
EMSA ID cards:
All U11 – U19 coaches, assistant coaches and managers must have an EMSA ID card before the beginning of the season. These are available from EMSA, carding dates TBA
Problems during the season:
Occasionally, there are issues that come up during the season. The age group coordinator is the first line of contact for the coaches. If you feel comfortable to handle the situation, you may do so, but you can also pass on the concern to the mini-soccer director, the TRSA president, vice-president, or to the Program. TRSA has a Code of Conduct that we follow to handle matters of conduct or behavior at games.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Questions?