Friday, May 22nd
ASA Return to Play (Stage 1) CLICK HERE
Friday, May 15th
Some good news from ASA on steps to get back on the field. CLICK HERE
Thursday, May 14th
EMSA Main update CLICK HERE
Tuesday, May 5th
We hope this message finds you healthy, safe and in good spirits. COVID-19 has thrown something at us that most of us have never seen or experienced before and it has changed and will change how we go forward in Sports. MWSA will remain as transparent as possible, providing pertinent updates regarding soccer, when we receive them from EMSA, ASA, CSA, COE, or AHS.
We all love and miss this great game and look forward to getting back on the pitch. As always, our main concern is the health and safety of our players, coaches, managers and parents. So if the season does resume, and MWSA remains optimistic, it will resume with modifications to games/practices/technical, in accordance to protocols and restrictions placed upon us by AHS, ASA, CSA and the COE. These protocols are being formulated at this time, with input from our parent organizations, fellow members, the City and the Health Authorities. As there is no “normal” this season, these modifications may include game/practices per week, field sizes, team sizes and format(4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7, etc.), tournament style or other variations. Whenever the decision to resume is received, we hope to be prepared enough to begin the season as soon as possible.
At this time, the Selects and all city wide programs will open at the discretion of EMSA. All community programs, which typically run from late April-early May until late June-early July are at the discretion of MWSA. We ask you to complete the survey at the end of this message and return it as soon as possible so we can continue to plan and organize a modified season.
For those that are interested in a season that might extend into those periods, we do ask that you stay registered with the program. The reason is that if the season starts, there will be no time to get registration going again, form teams, find officials and schedule games. If the season is ultimately cancelled, full refunds (no administration fees) will be made.
If you are unable, unwilling or uncomfortable playing in the new timeframe, MWSA is offering full refunds (no administration fees). If you decide to take the refund and cancel your registration, it may still be possible to register for the season, but we cannot guarantee any placement as we do not know what availability there will be for the teams. For cancellations, please allow some time for our administrator to process the request. To request a refund, please email Heather at email@example.com with the name of your player.
At this time, although the COE has opened the fields to “casual” play, CSA has not released permission for organization or member under CSA’s jurisdiction, to play, practice or conduct any soccer related activity. Again, we may not violate any physical distancing or group numbers guidelines, as set out by the Health Authorities.
With this in mind, there are online options available to continue personal training. You must, however, request permission from MWSA. MWSA in return, forwards the request to EMSA/ASA for their approval.
In the meantime, we ask for your patience and understanding and we hope to see everyone on the pitch soon.
Survey link for Community Players:
Survey link for Selects FC Players:
Yours in soccer
Friday, May 1st
Unstaffed Natural Grass Sports Fields Notifications
Last updated Friday, May 1, 2020 10:34.
Natural grass sports fields – To User’s Discretion – Open
|May 1, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020|
|Sports fields are open to casual use only. No organized team usage. Please inspect the sports fields and shale infields of diamonds prior to using to determine if safe to do so.|
Fields can be closed due to unsafe playing surfaces and to prevent severe turf damage.
If field conditions change, field status changes will be posted by: 4pm (Monday-Friday) and 10am (weekends and holidays) for unstaffed fields.
Note: Teams playing before 10am on weekends and holidays should use their own discretion until the field status is updated.
Visit Sport Fields for more information.
Thursday, April 30th
Dear Soccer Community
A friendly reminder that in-person soccer activities are still under a Canada Soccer Suspension. All Districts/Clubs/Coaches/Players are required to adhere to this directive from Canada Soccer!
We appreciate your assistance!
Monday, April 27th
Last week Dr. Hinshaw was asked about the possibility of organized sports and recreation this summer.
Her answer was that the Province will provide a comprehensive relaunch plan that will address sports and recreation as well.
She advised that having spectators at these events will be very unlikely but the overall guidelines will be provided shortly.
She confirmed AHS is looking into this and will provide more information as part of the relaunch process; in the meantime, she is still asking for our collective patience…
EMSAmain President will be discussing this further this Thursday with all Zone Presidents.
Once the Mill Woods Zone has been informed about the planned Alberta Relaunch program and the state of outdoor soccer by EMSAmain we will update you.
Alberta Soccer Updates
The City of Edmonton will keep Facilities closed until May 31, 2020. EMSA 2020 Outdoor Season will be postponed accordingly. The 2020 Outdoor Season is NOT cancelled at this time. (April 15, 2020)
Please be advised that, as of March 16, 2020 the Mill Woods Soccer office will be closed and all staff will be working remotely until further notice.
We are continuing to prepare for the outdoor season.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe and stay well!
Selects FC tryouts have been postponed until further notice. Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities due to the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
The health and safety of our soccer community is high priority. Any new developments, will be updated as they transpire.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
CANADA SOCCER: CANADA SOCCER ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF ALL SANCTIONED SOCCER AS PRECAUTION AGAINST COVID-19
All soccer activities suspended, effective immediately
Canada Soccer has announced the suspension of all sanctioned soccer activities as a precaution to COVID-19.
Effective immediately all soccer related activities shall be suspended, including but not limited to:
- League games;
This decision comes after consulting with the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee, public health authorities and the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations. Canada Soccer will continue to monitor COVID-19 and consult with all public health authorities and relevant governing bodies to provide updates.
For Canada Soccer’s full media release: CLICK HERE.