EMSA South operates in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as part of the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA). EMSA South was established in 1979 and started its first season with only 250 players and three communities. It now includes all eleven communities in Mill Woods, The Meadows, Ellerslie, Summerside(Horizon), and Beaumont and operates year-round soccer programming. The EMSA South soccer program, both indoor and outdoor, continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. During the Outdoor Season, EMSA South had over 2,300 children and youth registered to play soccer. The Indoor Season involved approximately 1,800 community-based players.
EMSA South East is a volunteer organization that offers community-based soccer programs for players between the ages of 4 and 18. Our programs introduce your children to soccer and give them the opportunity to have fun playing organized sports with friends. Both indoor and outdoor soccer programs are available.
EMSA South East consists of 19 communities and their volunteers hosting community soccer and cooperating to provide a viable soccer program for all communities within the South East zone of the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association. The following communities are members of EMSA South East and have active soccer programs: Avonmore, Bonnie Doon, Capilano (Hardisty), Forest/Terrace Heights, Fulton Place (Hardisty), Gold Bar (Hardisty), Hazeldean, Holyrood, Kenilworth, Ottewell, Ritchie, Riverdale, Strathcona and Strathearn. The following communities do not have active soccer programs and are supported by other community soccer programs: Argyll, Cloverdale, Idylwylde, King Edward Park, Rossdale and Twin Parks.
All the money raised by EMSA South is invested directly back into its soccer program. This distinguishes EMSA South from many other soccer zones, which use the funds collected for registration to supplement or subsidize other (non-soccer) programs in their community leagues.
EMSA South is operated almost exclusively through volunteers – coaches, team managers, event coordinators, Board members, and many more. EMSA South is extremely proud of its volunteers and is tremendously grateful to them for their effort.
EMSA South believes that the welfare of its players is “Number One Priority”. To that end, EMSA South insists that each of its coaches must go through a thorough screening process, which involves a Security/Police check. Whenever anyone involved in EMSA South has a difficulty or concern, the primary guidelines used to resolve the situation and make difficult decisions are: Is this good for the child? Is this good for EMSA South? Is this good for Soccer in general?
EMSA South delivered almost exclusively by and through volunteers, exists to promote, develop and govern the soccer program on behalf of its member communities.
It provides, wherever possible, soccer-playing opportunity for every youth in its zone, regardless of gender, skill, ability level, race or age.
We are committed, through ongoing development and training, to constantly improve our program so that it is enjoyable for our players, their parents, coaches, and our countless volunteers.
Serving our communities, with progressive development and learning, for the enjoyment of the game at all levels.