Update

For all of you registering your child in soccer, there were some programming difficulties that have been sorted out. Any of you that are concerned with your online payments, all will be straightened out and appropriate measures will be taken. Please contact or email the SWEMSA office with your concerns. Again it will just take some time.  Thank you for your patience and please come back. Updates will appear here. Feb 7/2016 10:00 am

SWEMSA office 780-436-3611 or swemsa@gmail.com

2016 Outdoor Registration Information

THE EMSA Portal is now working. You can register now. dated Feb 2 2016

Outdoor Soccer Registration

All 2016 outdoor soccer registrations begin online using the Edmonton Minor Soccer Portal.

https://emsasoccerportal.com

All outdoor registrations for 2016, families must create a household account, if you registered a player for the Indoor season you will have completed this earlier in the fall.

After you have completed the on-line registration, print off your registration forms, and bring them with you to one of the TRSA registration sessions listed below.

Terwillegar Recreation Center Multi-purpose room #

February 13, 11:15 – 2:30

February 20, 11:15 – 2:30

February 27, 11:15 – 2:30 (expect line-ups)

You will need to bring the following to one of the payment session:

  1. Proof of registration,   printed from the registration portal
  2. Proof of residence,   ie. utilities bill or driver’s license
  3. Proof of age for each player, one of the following, birth certificate, passport, AHC card
  4. Payment cheque, or proof of online payment.
  5. Volunteer deposit cheque for $125 dated Sept 1, 2016 payable to TRSA
  6. 2015/16 Community league number for one of the TRSA communities
  7. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted
  8. Or mail copies of all required paperwork along with cheques payable to TRSA to:

TRSA
Box 88053
Rabbit Hill P.O
Edmonton
T6R 0M5

If you would like to complete your 2016 Outdoor Volunteer requirement by working at one of the registration sessions listed above, please contact:

Charlane Gorsak
TRSA Program Manager
trsa.soccer@telus.net
780-437-1331

2016 Outdoor Soccer Age groups  
Division Years Game days Fees
U4 2012 Saturday am $70
U5 2011 Tues/Thurs pm $90
U6 2010 Mon/Wed pm  $90
U8 2008/2009  Tues/Thurs pm $120
U10 2006/2007    Mon/Wed pm $120
U12 2004 /2005  Tues/Thurs pm $140
U14 2002 / 2003 Mon/Wed pm $160
U16 2000/2001 Thursday/Sunday $180
U18 1998/1999 Tuesday/Sunday $180
Volunteer Deposit Per Family $125
  • All U16 & U18 players will require an EMSA ID card, information will be posted.
  • All coaches, assistant coaches and team managers for U16 & U18 will require an EMSA ID card
  • All coaches and team officials volunteering this season must have a valid Police Information Check form on file.

A Message from our President

The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) is very excited for another outdoor soccer season! Your TRSA board has been very busy in the months leading up to this season focusing ways to enhance the experience and support the development for all our players. In addition to player development our focus has also been on providing support and guidance to all our coaches.

For the 2015 Outdoor Season we have made changes to the formats for the U4-U8 age groups. These changes focus on fundamentals that are age appropriate and will enhance both the player’s overall experience and the development of skills. The U4-U8 changes include a change to field sizes and reducing the number of players on the soccer field.  The goal of these changes is to enhance the experience by getting players more “touches” on the ball.  We are optimistic that these changes will enhance both the enjoyment of the sport and the skill development for all players. Ultimately we want provide players the tools and confidence that keep them playing soccer through to U18.

You can be assured that theTRSA Board’s priority is your player’s development and enjoyment of the game. In order to achieve that we need your help. We ask that all parents support your coaches with your increased participation during the team’s sessions and to take on roles to assist the coaches. Parents will be asked to assist with the U4-U8 groups so come dressed to play some soccer!

To support our coaches we conducted coach training sessions in April that were attended by over 200 TRSA Coaches. At these sessions coaches were provided with the practical and theoretical training necessary to assist them in developing age appropriate soccer fundamentals in all of our players. In addition to this training we will be initiating a coach mentor program to provide ongoing support for our coaches.

When we look at the overall 2015 Outdoor TRSA Program we have 156 team registered and over 2200 kids playing soccer. That is incredible!  ‎We are extremely proud of the strong volunteer base in TRSA that allows supports our community program and allows our kids to play a great game.

Thank you and we look forward to everyone having a terrific outdoor soccer season.

Kevin Kobi (TRSA President) and Jeff Sermet (TRSA Vice-President)

TRSA Awards Night

 

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The first ever TRSA Awards took place Thursday, October 2 at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. The event recognized the exceptional  efforts of our coaches, assistant coaches, managers and referees. Our outstanding referees, longstanding coaches and high performance coaching teams received trophies and certificates, while coaches of multiple teams in a single season received certificates. Al Sibilo was presented with  the TRSA Community Sponsorship Award on behalf of  Milestone Insurance and TRSA President Jane Calvert was the recipient of the President Spirit Award. Many thanks to event organizers and fundraisers Dr. Rob Agostinis, Julie Brown, and  Larry Hrycak.
Follow the link to view photos of the event. All photos by Girl Named Shirl photography. Please refrain from using these photos on social media unless specific permissions from subjects have been obtained. Thank you.

http://girlnamedshirlphotography.pixieset.com/trsaawardsnightandbanquet/

Exercise What is that??

The time for indoor soccer fast approaches and everyone is in their back to school form. Just back from vacations time to work out the kinks and get ready for soccer.

Pre-season training is one of the best safe guards against injury that there is. Rather that just jumping into the season cold, preseason workouts are the first steps to an injury free season. There are all kinds of workouts one can do. Anything that gets you off the couch and into some action. Good luck this indoor season.

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 – Community Photo Contest

For a chance to win one of six FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada community grand prizes, submit your photo entry via the link below:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=QWsGSh8P3E-JG6H1E2bLeQ

Did you take a fun soccer photo this season? Does one of your photos capture the thrill of soccer or the spirit of community teams? Was there a special or a crazy soccer moment? Has your community caught the FIFA fever? Incorporate your soccer photo in celebration of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 coming to Edmonton this August!

Contest closes July 23, 2014.

Terwillegar Riverbend to lose Soccer Fields to First Place Housing

The City of Edmonton is moving ahead with plans to build housing on green space in the Bulyea Heights (Brookview) and Haddow neighbourhoods. The plan was first approved by City Council in November, 2006. A provincial Order in Council the same year allowed the City to proceed with the development plans without following their normal community consultation procedures. The First Place Implementation schedule posted on the City website shows that the Haddow site is scheduled for the Soil Tests and Resiting Review this year, with construction to follow in 2015. Bulyea Heights is scheduled for Soil Tests and Resiting Review in 2015, with construction taking place in 2017.

Both of these sites are now large expanses of green space that are actively used for both spontaneous recreation and organized sports such as soccer. The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) schedules U4-6 games on open areas and U8-10 games on the rectangular fields with fixed goal posts. Our annual U10 tournament and U4 wind up party are held at the George Luck fields and there is soccer as far as the eye can see! With the playground, tennis courts and rink, the George Luck fields are truly a community gathering space for sports, walking, playing and visiting with neighbours. The same can be said for the Haddow fields, which now boasts two U8-12 fields and three U14-18 fields, as well as being the location for U4-6 games with pop-up nets.

A portion of each of these fields was originally designated for school sites back when the community was first developed. Since that time, the city has given up plans to build schools on the designated sites, which were declared surplus. Surplus sites can either be turned over to the community or disposed of by the city. The city has chosen to dispose of the fields by making them available to housing developers in support of the First Place program for first time home buyers.

We can expect to lose the two U8-12 fields at Haddow. In Brookview, the new housing is planned for the area between the four-way stop and the Brookview Community Hall. This site is currently home for our U4-6 fields and is also home to one U8 field with posts.

While the loss of these fields will be detrimental to TRSA, it will also be a loss to the communities of Brookview and Haddow. Many homeowners chose to buy in these communities because of the ample green space and the recreational and social opportunities that they afford. While the original purpose of these now surplus sites was to house a school, it is one thing to lose green space to a school, and quite another to lose it to row housing. While a school is a community hub that benefits everyone, the same cannot be said of row housing.

Numerous studies point to the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor recreational space. We are all aware of the importance of physical activity for everyone, but especially for our children. The proposed location of the housing will not only reduce the amount of green space, but it will also fragment and impede access to the remaining green space. The possibility of re-siting the planned projects to different locations within the fields could reduce fragmentation and maintain access to recreational areas.

 The nature of the First Place Housing project, and the absence of community involvement and consultation, have led to a lack of public support in Riverbend and Terwillegar for this initiative. At a meeting of the City Council Executive Committee held on May 20, 15 members of the public spoke against the project.

In these days of social media, there are many opportunities for the public to weigh in on a topic. This has given rise to a new concept, “social license”, which can be thought of as public acceptance or permission to operate. If the City of Edmonton wishes to pursue these projects in Terwillegar and Riverbend, there a few things they must do to obtain their social license to proceed.

The city must work closely with community and sports groups- the ones that are using the green space and will be most impacted by its loss. Sitting down with community leaders to discuss options would go a long way to restore lost trust. These discussions must centre around meaningful and significant aspects of the project, such as size, location, parking, roads and other infrastructure. The city must be willing to listen and consider the viewpoints of the community, and most importantly, be willing to compromise.