U4, U5, and U7
Children in these age categories are given a jersey by EMSA South, and are allowed to keep it. All soccer players are asked to wear black shorts and black socks, due to the rule regarding matching shorts and socks. Cleats are not recommended regular running shoes are best in these age groups.
U9 to U19
In these age groups, children are issued 2 jerseys (home and away) to use throughout the season. Prior to receiving your son’s or daughter’s jerseys a deposit cheque must be given to your Coach, payable to Mill Woods Soccer Association. Upon returning the assigned player’s jerseys to your child’s Coach during or at the end of the season the equipment will then be returned to the equipment warehouse and upon review of the jerseys if they are clean and in good condition the players deposit cheque for the jerseys will be shredded. For any jerseys not returned by the last equipment return date or destroyed (unacceptable staining, torn, and or molded) a player’s deposit cheque will be cashed. For any player jerseys that are not laundered or require bleaching for stains obtained during the season a $25.00 fee will be charged to the player/parent.
Please note: When the white jerseys are soiled they should be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent staining as well please hang wet jerseys to dry as soon as possible thus preventing mold.
EMSA South does not provide Goal Keeper gloves as part of their equipment. Keeper gloves like shin pads, socks, soccer shoes and shorts are customized for each players needs and should be purchased by the parents for their children.
Home Team = White Jerseys
Away Team = Blue Jerseys
Please remember to wash your child’s jersey and other equipment regularly. Jerseys left in soccer bags do smell. For hygiene reasons please remember to wash and air dry shin pads.
U4 & U5 are NOT allowed to wear cleats. Regular running shoes are fine. Too many accidents occur when the little ones run over other players’ fingers when they fall down. U7 kids can wear the rubber-style cleats or turf shoes. The hard metal (aluminum) style cleats are NOT allowed.
Shin pads are mandatory for all players.
Children without shin pads will not be allowed to participate in games or practices. Shin pads are worn under socks.
All players should have their own labeled water bottle.
Eye glasses are allowed ONLY if they are prescription and ONLY if they are made of plastic and are non-shattering lenses. Sunglasses are NOT permitted unless they are prescription lenses. Sport glasses and sport glass covers are permitted.
Jewellery (earrings, necklaces, etc.) is NOT allowed when playing soccer. FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association – the world governing body for soccer) and the CSA are clear in this regard. A player cannot wear something that can hurt themselves or anyone else on the field, i.e. jewellery.
Medical-Alert jewellery or clothing required by player’s religion may be worn only if the referee deems it safe and does not give the player an unfair advantage. Medical-Alert jewellery can normally be made safe by wrapping it with tape, with the necessary information showing.
A player refusing to remove any type of jewelry at the request of the referee (including all external body piercing(s)) will not be permitted to play.
Casts/Splints and Athletic Braces
- Hard casts (plaster) are NOT permitted – even if padded.
- Soft Casts – if adequately padded will be allowed if the Referee approves it.
- Braces are permitted – but if it is a hard brace or has edges – it must be padded.
If a player has a cast or brace to intimidate or with intent to injure – they will be cautioned and sent off the field.
Head Covering “Hijab”
The wearing of sports type hijab will be permitted upon a satisfactory pre-game inspection by the referee, as mandated by FIFA rule four, which states all items of clothing or equipment other than the basic equipment must be inspected by the referee and determined to be safe.
- The wearing of other forms of the hijab will also be permitted at the discretion of the referee, but only after a pre-game determination that the hijab does not pose a danger to the wearer or any other player.
- The objective in developing clear guidelines and communicating same is to ensure continuity of implementation across the province.