Sunday, July 21, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

A.The EDSA does not book practice fields for teams. If you wish to book time at the ESA soccer centres, call 780-413-4125 ext. 1. To book a school gym or an outdoor soccer field in the summer months, refer to the City of Edmonton.
A.To obtain a CPIC (security clearance) you will need to go to a City of Edmonton Police station if you live in Edmonton or the RCMP if you live in the surrounding areas, they will have the form that you will need to complete. There is a fee, please check with your local detachment. Anyone designated as a coach, manager or attendant must submit a copy of a current CPIC to the EDSA office prior to attending a Provincial competition.

Our registration process has moved online! The team coach/manager begins the process by adding players to an online roster, which sends players a request to be added to that team. Once the player accepts, the required forms and waivers are accessed, and need to be completed for the player to become “Active” on the coach/manager’s roster.

For all players new to EDSA: you need to first make an appointment with our office to come in and get your player card! This allows you to access your online account and your coach to add you to a team roster.


If you cannot reset your password, or forget your password, send us an email at and include your name and EDSA player ID number. We will send you a password reset link, so you are able to access your acount again.

A.As per ASA rules, any player that resides in a District that is not the "City of Edmonton" has to be released from their "home" District to be eligible to play in the EDSA. This includes individuals coming from outside of Alberta and Canada. Some Districts have "blanket releases", and therefore, the individual does not need to go through the release process (eg. Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Spruce Grove). All releases, whether provincial or international, can take up to a maximum of seven days. There are two forms that must be filled out to be released - the provisional release form and either the Provincial, United States, or International form, depending on where you are coming from. There is no cost to being released. Any individual that provides government issued ID that is from outside municipal Edmonton must be released, regardless if they played soccer in the area or not. We do our best to make this necessary process as painless as possible. The quicker we get your completed paperwork, the quicker you get released.
A.All forfeits must be submitted in writing to the office. To avoid a fine, the written notice must be received by the office at least 3 full business days prior to your game (game day does not count). For example: if you play on a Friday night, the office would need to be notified in writing by no later than close on Monday. If you forfeit less than 3 full business days but before 1 full business day prior to your game, your team will be fined $50. If you forfeit with less than 1 business days notice, your team will be fined $100. Forfeiture of a game with no prior notice will result in a $200 fine.  Please refer to the EDSA Rules and Regulations for a full explanation of the forfeit rules.

Please let the Program Coordinators know that your game was not played. They will contact you via email once the game has been rescheduled.

Gabriel (Mens Program Coordinator) can be reached at: or 780-413-0140 ext 6

Matthew (Womens Program Coordinator) can be reached at: or 780-413-0140 ext 4

A.A link to all the rain-out lines is posted on the home page of our website during the outdoor season.
A.You can dress up to 20 players and have up to 4 non-playing personnel on the bench per game.
A.A Classics, Masters, Legends or Vintage player can play as a trialist for more than one Womens or Mens team. They must be fully registered to an over 30 ,35 or 45 (for Legends and Vintage) team for the current season. Teams must indicate on the game sheet that the player is a Classics, Masters, Legends or Vintage trialist.  Masters and Classics players cannot play as trialists for any other Masters and Classics team (respectively) unless the teams are affiliated. Legends players can play as trialists for any Masters team and Vintage players can play as a trialist for any Classics team.  They cannot play as trialists for another Legends or Vintage team unless the teams are affiliated. Please see the EDSA Rules and Regulations for a complete explanation of the rules.

Any trialist can play the entire regular season for your team, but trialists are not eligible for any EDSA post-season play.  Only fully registered players to your EDSA team are eligible to participate in any Playdown, Promotion/Challenge or Provincial games.  Please see the EDSA Rules and Regulations for a comprehensive explanation of trialist rules. These FAQs should not be considered singularly without being supplemented by the full version of the current rules.

A.A trialist is any eligible youth player (16+) that is properly registered in a youth program but is not registered in any adult program, or any senior player (35+) that is properly registered in the EDSA senior program (Masters/Classics/Legends). A trialist may also be a player registered with an affiliated EDSA team in a lower division (affiliation form and fee must be submitted to the office by the appropriate time). Mens and Womens teams can have a maximum of three trialists per indoor game and a maximum of five trialists per outdoor game. Youth trialists are required to bring their youth card and youth trialist form completely filled out to each EDSA game. Youth trialist forms will be submitted to the office with the game sheets. All trialists should be clearly indicated on the game sheet. Please refer to the EDSA Rules and Regulations for a comprehensive explanation of trialist rules.
Transferring players must fill out an EDSA Transfer Form and submit it to the office. The form must be completely filled out. This includes signatures from the present coach, the new coach as well as the player's signature). In addition, there is a transfer fee of $52.50 that must be paid in office. The player will be transferred onto the new team and eligible to play immediately once the above is completed.

A player removed from a team's roster without transfer to another team CANNOT return to that team's roster for the remainder of that season. Players can only transfer once within 30 days and cannot transfer after the seasonal transfer deadline. The transfer deadlines are as posted in the EDSA Rules and Regulations.


Your player may be listed as “pending” for several reasons:

1. Their waivers may have not been completed

2. They have not received your request to add them to your roster (in this case, contact the office to make sure we have the correct email address on file for them)

3. They may be going through the release process and have a block on their account


The EDSA office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We have only one location at 17415 – 106A Avenue (West Indoor Soccer Centre). Please check the website home page for notification of special closures or hours.


Player cards must be requested in person by appointment at the EDSA main office (17415 - 106A Avenue, West Indoor Soccer Centre).  The first time a player receives an EDSA member identification, a photo will be taken and then the player card will be created.  Please bring in some form of government-issued ID that has both your picture and birth date (eg. Driver's License). It only takes a couple minutes to process and print a new card. Re-prints player cards cost $10 each.


The coach/manager can add players to their roster online by logging into their account. This will send the players an email request to join that team. Once they accept, the players will be prompted to complete the required waivers and forms online. After clicking “Accept” at the end of this process, the player should appear as “Active” on the coach/manager’s roster.

A.The EDSA will post the schedules a minimum of 48 hours prior to the first game for the season in question. When we start scheduling, the schedules are always live on our website and not considered final. Teams will be notified via email when the schedules are finalized.

Currently, we ask that anyone looking to get a player card contacts us at 780-944-4086 to make an appointment to come into our office. We are currently not accepting walk-ins. We are open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and located at 17415 - 106A  Avenue (West Indoor Soccer Centre).


A.To view a correctly completed game sheet click here.

Your login ID is your EDSA player card number.

If you do not currently have a password assigned, email us at to receive a password reset link.


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