Net safety reminder

source: CMSA

Please remember to anchor goals and do not hang on or swing from the nets.

Injuries are completely preventable if clubs, coaches, parents and players work together to ensure that goalposts are anchored to the ground and that at no time do individuals swing or hang from the nets.

A Global News story from Ontario reporting on a fatal incident where a goalpost fell on a player: CLICK HERE


Outdoor 2017 How-To Reschedule a Game

Source: CMSA

Rescheduling due to field closure/weather and other requests

How-to reschedule a game

Rescheduling due to Field Closure/Inclement Weather

Note: Artificial Turf fields are considered ‘all-weather’ and closure will be at the discretion of the referee.

Other Rescheduling Requests

Note: Requests due to player vacation, injury and/or coach availability will not be approved. 

The CMSA Rescheduling Procedure can also be found online, HERE. Should you have any questions regarding game rescheduling, please contact the CMSA Office.


Outdoor 2017 Regular Season start dates

Source: CMSA

U9 – U10
Seeding round ends Sunday, May 14
Regular season starts Tuesday, May 23
Schedules will be available online by Friday, May 19

U11 – U12
Seeding round ends Sunday, May 14
Regular season starts Tuesday, May 23
Schedules will be available online by Friday, May 19

U13 – U18
Preseason ends Thursday, May 18
Regular season starts Monday, May 29
Schedules will be available online by Friday, May 26

CLICK HERE for a complete program calendar.

Preseason and Seeding Round
Preseason allows for a transition from indoor to outdoor maximizing the amount of play-time for teams. Teams will participate in a 4-game preseason against competition registered in the same tier. During this time, clubs will use the results and feedback from their coaches to determine if the team has been placed in the correct tier. U11-U18 tiers 1-6 participate in preseason.

U9-U10 teams participate in a seeding round against teams registered in the same tier. Over the course of the seeding round, CMSA will use the results to ensure teams are placed with equally competitive teams for their regular season and city finals.

Regular Season
Regular season schedules are created once preseason and seeding round games have completed. This allows member-clubs the opportunity to move teams to a more appropriate tier based on their performance in the preseason. The regular season is comprised of a single round robin, double round robin or in some instances, a triple round robin if there is a small number of teams registered in that group. The results of regular season determine the final league placements and post-season competition placement.

Picture day for outdoor 2017 season

Good Afternoon DUFC Families,

This coming Saturday is Picture Day!

Our pictures will be held at Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre located @ 5600 Centre Street N between 10:30am-2:30pm. They will be taken in the old lobby which is where the arena is located, the sign above the door says 5600 room. If you don’t know your exact time please contact your coaches and manager.

We have requested a second day for those who can’t make it and if they are able to accommodate us we will advise the coaches.

Please have your players dressed in: black shorts, jersey, black socks and shoes.

The cost for the Team Pictures was included in your registration fees.

DUFC Team Pictures
10:40U4 Seahorses & Beavers
10:50U4 Dolphins & Wolves
11:00GU10 Silverfox
11:10BU10 Magik
11:20BU10 Mavericks
11:30U8 Shockwave
11:40U8 Speedballs
11:50GU12 Mystique
12:00GU16 Wildcats
12:10BU12 Kraken
12:20BU12 Titans
12:30BU12 Surge
12:40U6 Avengers & Aztecs
12:50U8 Nova
1:00U8 Nitro
1:10U8 Stringrays
1:20U6 Raiders & Hurricanes
1:30BU16 Juventus
1:40BU18 Atletico
1:50GU14 Tigers
2:00BU16 Eagles
2:10BU18 Seagulls
2:20BU14 Snipers

See you Saturday!

2017 Outdoor Coaches Meeting


Welcome to the 2017 outdoor season.

On Monday evening we will be holding an information session to start the season.

At this meeting we will cover some basic information to start the season, provide contact info, outline what support you will receive from the club and answer any questions you may have.

This meeting is for all coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.

We have revamped our program and we have some changes so it’s good to get feedback from the group. We want to make this what you want to see.

The meeting will be:

Monday 17th from 8-9pm @ Thornecliffe Greenview 5600 Centre St N.

I don’t want to say that the meeting is mandatory but with what we have presented in the past it will set you up for success.  Please make time in your schedule to attend.

If you need equipment for the Outdoor season please email Marlene at [email protected] and please include your team age and name. Marlene will have the equipment ready for pick up on Monday at TG at this same time.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Cory Abel

Team Representative Information Meetings – Outdoor 2017

Coaches and/or team managers are encouraged to attend an upcoming
information meeting that will cover all of the basics prior to heading into the
outdoor season.

Sessions will cover important information including: using and navigating
Goalline, game sheets/scoring games, editing player jersey numbers, travel
permits, ID cards, rules and important information for the upcoming season.

These meeting are not mandatory, but are highly recommended for new team
managers. Sessions will be held at the CMSA office in the back room during the
following dates and times (select one):
• Thursday April 20 at 6:30 p.m., for U9-U12 teams
• Thursday April 20 at 8:00 p.m., for U13-U18 teams
• Thursday April 27 at 6:30 p.m., for U13-U18 teams
• Thursday April 27 at 8:00 p.m., for U9-U12 teams

Start & Restart of Play: Retreat Line (new for U10 & U12)

Start & Restart of Play: Retreat Line (new for U10 & U12)

The Retreat Line will come into effect in two situations during the game:

  • Goal Kick
  • Free Kick to the defending team within its own goal area

At these two restarts, the opposing team is required to move beyond the
Retreat Line. The player taking the kick can then pass the ball to one of
his team-mates without the pressure of an opposing player nearby.  When
the ball is touched by a 2nd player, the play will resume as normal and the
“opposing” team can move inside the Retreat Line.

The Retreat Line for 7-a-side U10 soccer will be the Halfway Line:

The Retreat Line in 8-a-side soccer will be the closest offside line to the restart:


If a member of the opposing team comes inside the Retreat Line before the
ball has been touched by a 2nd player, and interferes with play, the Referee
will stop play and the restart will be retaken.

Please see Law 8, Start and Restart of Play, in the Alberta Soccer Association
Laws of the Game found on the CMSA Coaches and Managers webpage.

Photo ID appointments for 2017 Outdoor

Source: CMSA

Extended hours on evenings and weekends for photo ID cards begin Saturday April 8.

All CMSA players U11-U18 and all CMSA team officials for U9-U18 teams require a valid CMSA photo ID card. You must have a CMSA ID number to have a card printed, this number is generated by your club.

The cost for a new card or replacement card is $10.00.
If you have an old card that has expired, there will be no cost for a new one if you bring in the expired card.

CLICK HERE to book for one of the following dates:

Sat. April 8 and Sun. April 910:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Calgary West Soccer Centre
Mon. April 10, Tues. April 11, Wed. April 124:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.CMSA Office
Mon. April 17, Tues. April 18. Wed. April 19, Thurs. April 204:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.CMSA Office
Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 2310:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.CMSA Office

2017 Outdoor Tryouts

Below are the date and times for the first round of tryouts.


DO NOT wear outdoor cleats to these events.   Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association is a Gym and Calgary Soccer Center is AstroTurf

Boys and Girls will be at the same times, so the age group applies to both.

Monday April 3rd at TG

  • U10 6:00-7:15 SKILLS
  • U12 7:15-8:30 SKILLS
  • U14 8:30-9:45 SKILLS

Wednesday April 5th at TG

  • U10 6:00-7:00 SCRIMMAGE
  • U16 7:00-8:00 DRILLS
  • U18 8:00-9:00


  • U12 6:15-7:15 SCRIMMAGE
  • U14 7:15-8:15 SCRIMMAGE
  • U16 8:15-9:15 SCRIMMAGE



Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association

  • 5600 Centre St N, Calgary, AB T2K 0T3

Calgary Soccer Center

  • 7000 48 St SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4E1

if you have any questions please Contact Us