Indoor


Indoor Mini Programs

Updated October 2020: Start date has been moved to October 24, 2020.

Schedule to be released October,  21st, 2020 ( by the end of the day

Program change:

U17 & U19: play 1 team twice, then 14-day break, reschedule, play another team twice, 14-day break, repeat. The game is 2 X 20 minute half’s so that facilities staff is able to clean/sanitize after each game


Equipment:

It is mandatory for all players to have shin pads, socks, shorts and a non-marking sole indoor athletic shoe.

Communities will supply a jersey/ shirt you will be asked for a deposit or fee by the community.

Please also have a labeled water bottle for your child.


U4 Indoor Community Soccer Program

Teams play once a week (Sundays – Tentative)  from Mid October thru end of January. Location and schedule to be posted early October.
The development of any athlete starts with physical literacy and their ability to run, skip and jump. So, the first 20-25 minutes of each game consist of skills and drills, including, Physical Literacy – The ABCs of movement (Agility, Balance and Coordination). These are key components to focus on, and help teach utilizing the ball. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.

Volunteer coaches are supplied a coaching course, free of charge, for this age group. They will be shown age appropriate drills and skills, often done through game play with the ball.

A 30-minute game is then played, with two 15-minute halves. Field dimensions are reduced and rules of the game are limited to enable the players to continue to focus their attention on developing movement patters, rather then game and tactics.

EMSA West Modified Laws for U4 Indoor


U7  Indoor Community Soccer Program

Teams play once a week from Mid October thru end of January at the West Soccer Center (17415-106 A Ave.) With possible practice session during the week in the evening at a local school gym. Schedules will be released to the coach early October.

The development of any athlete starts with physical literacy and their ability to run, skip and jump. So, the first 30 minutes of each game consist of skills and drills, including, Physical Literacy – The ABCs of movement (Agility, Balance and Coordination). These are key components to focus on, and help teach utilizing the ball. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.

Volunteer coaches are supplied a coaching course, free of charge, for this age group. They will be shown age appropriate drills and skills, often done through game play with the ball.

A 30-minute game is then played, with two 15-minute halves. Field dimensions are reduced and rules of the game are limited to enable the players to continue to focus their attention on developing movement patters, rather then game and tactics.

To register, you must be a current member of your home community.

U7 Lesson plans


 

U9 & U11 Indoor Community Soccer Program

Teams play once a week from Mid October thru end of January. IF teams qualify, they may play into March.

U-9 and up travel city wide to all the soccer centers. Start times vary. Games are played at the Edmonton Soccer Centers. West – 17415 – 106A Avenue, East- 12720 Victoria Trail, South – 6520 Roper Road, Spruce Grove – 221 Jennifer Heil Rd. and possibly St. Albert.

Please see grid for tentative days of play for each age group. (top of page)

To register, you must be a current member of your home community. www.efcl.org or contact your community league to purchase.

U9 Lesson Plans