As we continue to prepare for the 2020 outdoor season, we are looking for ways to ease some of the uncertainty that many of our members are facing. On a bi-weekly basis, we will be meeting with representatives of the Alberta Soccer Association and other districts around the province to develop contingencies should the COVID-19 pandemic stretch further into the summer months.
In an effort to reduce the amount of unnecessary social contact for our members and staff, the EDSA has worked with Moneris to now take payments over the phone, starting March 19th. The EDSA will not be storing credit card information and will only take the payment information over the phone, processing the transaction immediately with the caller. If you require any further clarification or information, please contact us at your convenience.
The next deadline that requires any payment is April 15th, the final date for affiliations. The EDSA will, however, be waiving the affiliation fee for the 2020 outdoor season. We realize that the potential for a shortened playing season may put increased demands on players, and we want our members to have the option to form an affiliation with another team to help ease that burden. We also recognize that, with the number of layoffs that have occurred due to the current situation, financial constraints may be challenging for many of you. This is a small step to hopefully easing some of the burden. If you have any questions about affiliations and how they work, please refer to the EDSA Rules and Regulations (posted under Rules on the EDSA web site) or contact Paul Laking (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Thome (email@example.com). We will be happy to help you out!
Amended Trialist Rule can be found here