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Due to COVID-19, the current season start date has not been confirmed and ALL courses and meetings have been canceled.

The office staff is working on online material for our Team Officials and once we hear on what the season will look like and when it will proceed the information will be sent out by email.


EMSAwest has a Mandatory Coach meeting with all-volunteer Coaches (Assist. Coaches and Team Managers are welcome).

Items at the meeting:

-Overview of program
-What is expected of our volunteers
-What to expect of players, parents, and EMSA
-Referee Liaison program
-Referee information
-Age-specific Drills/Skill – handout provided
-Gamebooks and rule – handed out
-PIC’s reviewed

We also have gym time, come prepared to take part in age-specific Skills & Drills for your players.

Location: TBA

Friday April 17th, 2020

  • 6pm-9pm U4/U5/U7

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

  • 9 am – 12 pm U4/U5/U7
  • 1 pm-4 pm  U9/U11

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

  • 9 am – 12 pm U9/U11
  • 1 pm- 4 pm U13-U15

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

  • 7-8:30 pm U17-U19


Choosing a Field for Practice or Make-up Games

You need to book practice fields please  contact Chris at stats101@shaw.ca for a practice field or for a make-up game.

Please note: Teams can be fined if they are found using Sports Fields that are closed. Keep this in mind for pre-season practices. You can follow this link to find field closure information: click here.

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New weather policy 2018: Click Here to View

Referee Assignors

After a new field is secured from Chris at stats101@shaw.ca, then and only then contact the appropriate referee assignor.

Mike Carson
Email: gradsoccer@gmail.com

Debbie Plant
U9 & U11
Email: ddplant@shaw.ca

If you cancel your game, also cancel your referee with the assignor.

Post Season Commitment

Teams are required to make a commitment that if they qualify for possible post-season play spot they will fulfill their obligation by attending the competition they have qualified for (City Championships/Inter-Cities/Provincials). Teams who commit (via this letter) and qualify for a competition spot who then withdraw from it, forcing Emsa WEST to send teams that did not qualify, will be assessed an administration fee pertaining to that particular competition (fees can range from $500.00 upwards of $2,000.00 – pending on withdraw date). In addition, that particular team will not be permitted to advance to any post season play for the next two seasons (one indoor season and one outdoor season and the coach suspended for the same period of time).