Registration & TeamSnap
You register via the SASA website HERE that links to a TeamSnap registration form. Early Bird registration opens August 1 (Indoor) and February 1 (Outdoor). Choose the appropriate registration form based on what you wish to do.
SASA accepts registrations from residents of St. Albert as well as the surrounding areas.
TeamSnap is an amazing free app that the St. Albert Soccer Association uses to roster teams, communicate with parents/coaches, send out practice/game schedules, and much more.
Yes. Skills Development offers an additional one-hour practice session per week with qualified coaches. These optional programs focus on the fundamentals and technical side of soccer.
You must be registered in Community U9 – U13 programs to be eligible for skills development. Separate registration required.
Online payment by credit card is required to register for any of our programs. Debit, cheque or cash is accepted in our office during office hours. Unpaid registrations do not hold a spot for that child.
You must accept the invitation to join your soccer team via email. You must supply a valid email address to receive the communication via TeamSnap.
Please follow this link to TeamSnap's Member and Fans Articles on their website to find the answer to your questions/issues.
However, if you are still running into trouble, you can also contact support at email@example.com.
Late registration is possible but not guaranteed. An additional $50 fee for Outdoor and $30 fee for Indoor will be applied to each registration during the sign up.
If you sign up late, you will be placed in an open spot on a team perhaps not in your neighbourhood. All information regarding what team your child(s) are on, coaches, practice/games times, and other questions will be communicated once placed.
Every summer, SASA offers two weeklong Summer Camps for U5 – U13. One in July and one in August.
Teams & Coaches
You will be invited to join a team on TeamSnap via email, where you can see your roster, coaches and schedule.
Community Teams will be formed from paid registrations once Early Bird registrations are completed.
To the extent possible, teams will be formed:
- Based on the neighbourhoods in St. Albert or by combining communities as numbers dictate
- Out of District players will be added to complete rosters and balance birth years
- Location of players will be taken into consideration based on declared Residence Location and/or Postal Code
- Teammate Requests will be honoured as much as possible.
Impact Teams are formed from open tryouts prior to the Indoor soccer season.
Teammate Requests are possible but cannot be guaranteed in the Community Program. Requests between friends are limited to one, mutual (back & forth) request for players registered in U5 - U11 Community programs. This allows us to know that the two families have spoken and are fine with these players being on the same team.
- Separate registration is required. (Teammate Request)
- Available during Early Bird registrations ONLY (February & August).
- Requires a $25 fee from each player making the request.
- This may result in placement outside of your community/neighbourhood.
Any unmatched Teammate Requests will have a credit of $25 refunded via the method paid.
Our Community program utilizes volunteer coaches.
Volunteer coaches will be provided with coaching resources to enable this to be simple and fun for the novice coach as well as those without soccer backgrounds.
Coaches will be added to TeamSnap rosters at the same time as players and will be visible in your TeamSnap App.
Register by completing the Volunteer Positions form and coach your child’s team. Find a neighbour/friend to coach with and sign up as a coaching team.
A Coach Orientation meeting is held every season to go over background checks, practice, games and to get your questions answered.
All SASA Coaches are required to obtain a Criminal & Vulnerable Sector Check every three years. A volunteer letter of introduction for RCMP/EPS with instructions will be sent via email.
Coaches with current Criminal checks are eligible for a ‘thank-you’ Coach Credit ($50) during the season.
Once per year, Impact Coaching appointments are reviewed, and new applicants are invited to apply click here Interviews are completed with appointments announced in August after the SASA Board of Directors has been presented with the list of coaches for review. Impact appointments are generally for one year, however, there are occasions when a commitment ends early, so please don't hesitate to apply any time during the year. Impact Coach applications are always welcome. Send completed Impact Coach applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing support from the Grassroots Head Coach via “The Locker Room” is available on our website.
- Simple, easy to understand practice plans are provided each week.
- Cones, pinnies are provided.
- Practice sessions are booked by SASA for the Indoor season.
SASA also encourages all coaches to take the age-appropriate NCCP (National Coach Certification Program) with the registration fee paid by SASA.
Jersey’s, Practice & Games
Each player will receive their jersey from their coach at their first game or “meet & greet”. The players keep the Community jerseys at the end of the season.
Each team will distribute their team's jerseys at the beginning of the Indoor soccer season.
Indoor season – practices are booked by SASA.
Outdoor season – practices are left to the discretion of the team’s coaches.
Indoor season – Servus Place (400 Campbell Road), PDC (19 Renault Cres.)
Outdoor season – on a City of St. Albert soccer fields.
Games will be evenings for the Outdoor season and weekend for the Indoor season. You can see tentative days of play listed under Programs.
U4-U11 Each program will play on age-appropriate sized City of St. Albert fields.
U13-U19 Home games in St. Albert and away games in Edmonton.
All Referees and Assistant Referees complete the Referee Training Program through ASA (Alberta Soccer Association) and will have Mentors assigned to help them as needed throughout the season. All comments, good or bad, about our Referees/Assistants, should be made in writing to email@example.com
At no time will abusive language or actions be tolerated. Such actions could result in ejection from a game and possible expulsion from future games. We take sportsmanship seriously and intend to set good examples for our members.
This is a mandatory program for U11 – U19 teams.
Each team is required to assign and write on the game sheet one team parent as the Referee Liaison for each game. This person cannot be part of the coaching staff on the bench. They will be identifiable to the Referee by wearing the Referee Liaison (RL) armband/ID badge. He/she must be a reasonable person with whom a referee can confer if they are having problems with team spectators and must be willing to help referees diffuse minor situations.
Mandatory Player Equipment
- Appropriate footwear
- Indoor - Good sturdy runners (U4 – U9) or indoor soccer shoes (U11 & older)
- Outdoor - Good sturdy runners (U4 – U9) or outdoor soccer cleats (U11 & older)
- Shin Guards (to be worn under socks)
- Soccer socks
- Personally labeled water bottle
Players should come to practice ready to play. This means that they are required to wear the same gear as for their games with the exception of their game jersey.
FIFA Law 4 states “A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of Jewellery).”
All earrings, neck chains, bracelets, etc. MUST be removed prior to the game and cannot be taped over. Please plan accordingly.
Medic Alert bracelets, however, are exempt but MUST be taped for safety.
Yes. We require every child to have their own ball for Community soccer.
- U9, U11 – size 4 ball
- U13 – Adult – size 5 ball
All Community players should get roughly equal time on the field and opportunity to excel.