Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I do if I can only make it to one day a week of two day per week programs (ie. U5-U14)?
Please go ahead and register anyway and indicate in the notes of the children screen of registration which day you can play on. We will do our best to make sure that the teams are balanced to take account of players who can only make it out once a week.
Q. Does the outdoor recreational program qualify for the proposed Childrens Fitness Tax Credit?
A. Yes. This program meets the criteria for an eligible activity. For more information on the Children's Fitness Tax Credit, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Q. We missed the deadline for the late registration. Is there any way that we can still register?
A. No. Team rosters, uniform ordering, etc., are all based on the number of players at the close of registration. It creates a significant logistical challenge if we have a continuous trickle of late registrants.
Q. We do not live in Edgemont and our community does not have its own soccer program. Can my child register in the Edgemont program?
A. Yes. There are no restrictions regarding residency in Edgemont, however you will need to have a valid membership in the Edgemont Community Association. Memberships are purchased as part of registration.
Q. Now that we are registered, when should we expect to be contacted about the season?
A. Coaches will be contacting their teams in mid April.
Q. How do you determine the cut-off for age categories?
A. The age category is based on how old your child will be in the current calendar year. For example, a child who turns seven in August would play in the U8 age category even though they are technically six during the outdoor soccer season.
Q. What happens if I miss my volunteer commitment?
A. We will charge your credit card for $100 for non-fulfilment of commitment, an amount which is higher than the $75 nonvolunteer fee. Our goal is not to collect fees through this type of activity and ideally, all volunteers will meet the commitments they signed up for.
Q. I have never coached before, however I am interested in volunteering for a coaching position. Is this OK?
A. Absolutely. We provide in person coaching instruction, documentation and also online resources through the Calgary Minor Soccer Association. All you need to start out with is enthusiasm and a commitment to do your best.
Q. My child would like to be on the same team as last year. Is that possible?
A. No. Teams are reformed each season in attempt to make them balanced and fair. Requests to play with friends are generally fulfilled, but teams change from year to year.
Q. After registering, do I need anything else to prepare for the season?
A. Shinguards are mandatory, and can be purchased at a local sporting goods store like SportsChek or Kicks. Non-marking running shoes or indoor soccer shoes are needed. Your child will be provided with a shirt or uniform on the first day of soccer.