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General information regarding the soccer program can be found on this website including schedules, field locations, volunteering opportunities, etc.
Up-to-date information is posted on our Facebook page (follow us) and also sent out in our monthly e-newsletter. If you don’t receive our newsletter, you can sign up at the bottom of the page.
Please note: Online credit card payment for registration will no longer be available following March 8th.
Team rosters will be finalized in April and you will be contacted before the start of the season.
Shin guards and soccer socks are mandatory for all players (supplied by you). Children at all age levels can wear soccer cleats or running shoes. For U5/U7 we recommend running shoes, and for U9 and up we recommend soccer cleats. Your child should have a pair of shorts or other appropriate attire for physical activity in the outdoors, as well as a water bottle. Jerseys, soccer balls and all other necessary equipment will be provided by the League.
Access your online account (emsasoccerportal.com), select Register a Team Official, select yourself and complete the registration. You will be contacted before and during the outdoor season regarding coaching training opportunities (paid for by EMSA). A Coach Meeting will take place before the start of the season to ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role.
Note – Canada Soccer has implemented the Standards of Quality Soccer for soccer organizations throughout Canada. The goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, enjoyable, and inclusive playing environment for all participants (players and team officials). As part of this, Canada Soccer is requiring all team officials (coaches, assistant coaches and team managers) to complete a series of training courses. Please refer to the SWEMSA website (home page) for more details and training links.
Note – Coaches, assistant coaches and team managers are also required to complete a Police Information Check (PIC). This process is completed online with SWEMSA’s assistance and costs are covered.
For parents of children 11 years or younger, you or an adult you designate must stay with the child at all times.
There will be one optional in-person registration session for the 2023 Outdoor Soccer Season. Online registration is encouraged. Please refer to our Registration page for instructions on how to register online.
Error messages may occur when there is high traffic in the system. Log out and log back in a few minutes later. Your registration will be saved from where you left it last. Be patient and try again if this occurs.
If you live in Rutherford, Rutherford Heights, MacEwan, Desrochers, Heritage Valley Town Centre or Graydon Hill, you select Heritage Point in the dropdown menu as your community (the system may not default this option).
For the 2023 outdoor season, children born in 2019 or earlier are able to participate in the program.
Registration for the 2023 Outdoor Soccer Season will be done online with an optional in-person registration session on February 22nd at Johnny Bright School.
Visit our Registration page for more info.
There will be one in-person registration session for the 2023 Outdoor Soccer Season. Online registration is encouraged and this in-person session is optional.
February 22nd, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Johnny Bright School
Please refer to our Registration page for additional information.
A volunteer deposit is a cheque for $200 post-dated to September 30 of the current year that each family provides to HPCL to be held until they fulfill an outlined volunteer contribution to the soccer program or League. Only one deposit cheque is required per family (regardless of the number of players per family). If the volunteer contribution is met and confirmed by the League, the cheque will be destroyed. All other cheques will be deposited. Volunteer contributions include coaching, serving as team manger or equipment manager, helping at in-person registration sessions in February, volunteering for the League (e.g. casino fundraiser, events, equipment distribution, inventory, etc.), and other team-helper roles requested by your coach. Refer to the Team/Player Info section on our website.
Yes, you can contact groups such as Kidsport (www.kidsportcanada.ca) or Jumpstart (www.jumpstartcanadiantire.ca). If you are eligible for funding and have applied to one of these organizations, please note this in the comment section during your online registration – be sure to tell us from which group you are requesting assistance. A copy of a confirmation email from the agency receiving your request is required to be submitted along with your registration documents.
Note – it can take 6-8 weeks for these groups to process your requests and funding will need to be approved before February 28.
You will need to pay your $200 volunteer payment at the time of registration and if you manage to volunteer during the season, your payment will be refunded.
Yes, online registration (emsasoccerportal.com) has an option to pay by credit card. If you wish to pay by cheque, please indicate so during the online registration and submit the cheque to HPCL as per instructions on our Registration page. You will need a separate registration cheque per child. You cannot pay your volunteer deposit by credit card, unless you select Decline to Volunteer as your volunteer role during online registration.
The option of online credit card payment ends on the last day of online registration (March 8th), and those who are late will be required to pay by cheque.
Holding cash is a risk. We are responsible for your money and we believe the safest way to avoid misappropriation of the funds is to ask for payments to be made by cheque only.
Yes, participants can request a maximum of two friends during the online registration process. Participants can also request a coach. Friend and Coach requests are not guaranteed but we do try our best.
Note – if you are requesting to play with a friend from another community, please add the name of their home community next to the child’s name.
Transfer requests can be made during the online registration process. All requests are reviewed but are not guaranteed.
Yes, parents/guardians will be advised of the team photo date at the start of the season.
Each team is provided a reimbursement (max. $50) which the team can use to hold a year end celebration.