Player/Coach Cards


All Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers of the following groups are required to have an EMSA I.D./Player card:

Program Player Team Official
Community  U4 & U5 No No
Community U7, U9 & U11 No Yes
Community  U13,U15, U17, U9 (City Wide) Yes Yes
Premier U9 –  U19 Yes Yes

There is no grace period for missing EMSA I.D. cards. All players, coaches, assistant coaches or managers must have their cards for the first game. If a player does not have a card and they play then the team will forfeit the game. If the coach, assistant coach or manager does not have their cards then they will not be permitted on the bench.


The following groups/divisions require an EMSA player card:

  • U7 to U19 Community Coaching Staff
  • U13 to U19 Community Players
  • U9 & U11 City Wide Players and Coaches
  • U13, U15, U17, U19 Tier 1, 2 & 3 Players and Coaches

**All coaches/assistant coaches and managers for the above age groups require a card to be on the bench.
*Bench parents just require a piece of photo identification.

You must have your player/coach card. Referees will be checking cards from the very first game and if you don’t have your card you will not be able to play or be on the bench.


All cards are printed at the EmsaMAIN office. (6520 Roper Road)

Lost cards are subject to a $20 replacement fee. 

Prior to the season start there will be carding nights hosted by EmsaMAIN.

Follow this link for dates: Carding Outdoor 2020



Players must be PRESENT for the picture and bring a copy of ONE of the following.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Passport
  • Landed Immigrant Card
  • Learners or Driver’s License
  • Alberta Health Care Card ONLY if the player’s name in full (not Initials) is clearly printed on the card.

Note: Student ID and Blue Cross cards are not acceptable.

The following Player Carding Sessions will be held in the EMSA office located in the South Edmonton Soccer Centre at 6520 Roper Road. They are open to all players, as well as their coaches, assistant coaches and managers.

It is advised that you come to one of the earlier sessions as the last two or three sessions are extremely busy and yield about a 1 to 2 hour wait in line.