In a city where it’s winter 8 months a year – the benefits of indoor soccer are pretty obvious. The Edmonton area Indoor Soccer Programs have “exploded” over the last few years and as a result, many indoor fields have been developed. The Edmonton Soccer Centre West has 4 indoor fields, we have also opened the East and South Soccer centers with 4 fields in each. In addition, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan and most recently St. Albert have also added indoor fields. We have gone from 1 indoor field to 19 fields in less than 20 years – with thousands of interested players and a growing number more every day.
Players from all levels and all ages can play the game. There’s a level for everyone. Games are short and sweet – 1 hour of fast paced non-stop action and you’re done. Not a huge commitment, but what a great workout. Concession, lounge, dressing rooms, and stadium seating for spectators are always available. Best of all – no mosquitos, rain, or snow to ruin the day. Games are always a go! (well almost always – the occasional blizzard has been known to affect us).
U4 Mighty Mites (2017)
- Training day will be Saturday mornings!
- You and your child will participate in 9 fun sessions starting October 26th to December 21st.
- Sessions will be at the Sports TC Complex (9203 – 35 Ave NW) on artificial grass turf.
- Mentors will be available to organize the sessions.
Minis U5 (2016)
- Gameday will be Saturday mornings!
- Your child will participate in 11 fun sessions from November 2nd to December 14th & January 14th to February 1st.
- Games will start at either 8:00, 8:15 or 8:30 AM & last 55 minutes.
- Games will be played at the Sports TC Complex (9203 – 35 Ave NW) on artificial grass turf.
- Parents can bring their lawn chairs & sit on the pitch while the games are being played!
- Parking is limited on-site, however, there is ample street parking.
Minis U7 (2014-2015)
6 vs. 6 on 1/2 a field. The field is split with a special net that has goal areas marked. Dozens and dozens of parents and siblings cheering them on in the stands makes this an exciting group to watch!
Community Teams U9 – U19 (2002-2012)
6 vs. 6 on a full field (U9 & U11 is 7 vs. 7). Fast paced like hockey, player changes on the fly, no offsides, pass the ball off the boards to a teammate or yourself and shoot to score! No boring moments when the ball goes out of play as most of the time it’s in play. It’s a game like no other. Exciting and fun. Minimum equipment needed – shin pads, indoor shoes, and a water bottle and you’re good to go. Games for this group usually run Saturdays (U9-U13) or Sundays (U13-U19).
Competitive and/or Club Teams U9 – U19 (2002-2012)
6 vs. 6 on a full field (U9 & U11 is 7 vs. 7). Same game as above except coaches like to set challenges at this level to help kids keep up some of their outdoor game skills too. Benefits of this game for players at this level are numerous. The first touch – has to be perfect or the ball can bounce over to the other team. Quick decisions have to be made. Players have to think about what they’ll do with the ball in advance of receiving it. One touch and two touch game – brilliant at this pace. Passing and give and go – accuracy, speed, timing – all of it is challenged that much more with the speed of the indoor game. Best of all – the players love this game. Fast paced – lots of action, more scoring opportunities, and excitement. Games for U9 play Saturdays and for U11-U19 usually, run weeknights Mon – Thurs so teams can enter additional tournaments on weekends.
When the warm weather does finally hit us, everybody wants to be outside. Outdoor soccer is a great way to get our youth engaged in activities even when school is out. It also ensures young people stay active and soak in all that delicious vitamin D.
- The approximate start date for all age categories is TENTATIVELY May 3rd 2020.
We plan for each team to play 12-15 regular season games, however, we can NOT guarantee this.
Mini Soccer Program U4 – U7
The sport of soccer has evolved to proudly boast itself as the World’s Game. However, in order for any sport to grow, it must provide a vibrant and active entry level of performance: The Grassroots of Sport.
Community Teams U9 – U19
All players will have equal playing time and will have an opportunity to play varying positions. The environment emphasizes fun and skill development. Coaches will be provided with opportunities for coaching development.
Club Teams U9 – U19
Players will participate in motivating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a fun and structured environment. The main emphasis is on individual development – increasing dribbling skills, using all parts of the foot, changing direction, and improving in passing. The environment emphasizes fun and skill development. Coaches will be provided with opportunities for coaching development.