Minifest takes place May 27 & June 3

Source: CMSA

240 teams, 2000+ players and two weekends of grassroots soccer

Hosted by the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA), Minifest is a season-end grassroots soccer festival for all youth soccer players ages 4 – 8. Minifest helps young players learn the game of soccer and encourages physical activity in a fun, non-competitive format with additional activities open to all players and family members.

The Minifest celebration has grown to be so big that it now expands over two weekends:

Players from across the city participate in this memorable soccer festival and are cheered on by their family as they participate in two games followed by family fun activities including bouncer castles, trampolines, a petting zoo, food trucks and more.

Minifest is not only CMSA’s largest annual tournament, but one of the biggest grassroots festivals in Canada thanks to the support from the event’s two major sponsors: Tim Horton’s who sponsors all U6 teams, and Shane Homes who sponsors all U8 teams. It is with the help of Tim Hortons and Shane Homes that CMSA is able to host this incredible soccer festival for these young soccer players and their families each year.

Every child deserves a qualified coach.

Source: CMSA

 

There are still spots available in the upcoming NCCP Active Start and Fundamentals Coaching clinics.

Active Start (U4/U6):
This course is tailored to coaches working at the U4 and U6 age levels (3v3).  This 3.5 hour course is designed to educate coaches on what is developmentally appropriate to do with children in these age groups.  Physical literacy and having fun are a focal point of this course.
Course Length:  4 hours

  • Date: Active Start (course #17) – April 21 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
  • Location: CMSA office
  • Register here

FUNdamentals (U6/U8): 
This course is tailored to coaches working at the U6 and U8 age levels (3v3 to 4v4) .  This 7 hour course is designed to provide the coach with the tools to manage and tech this age group effectively with an emphasis on physical literacy and fun.  Coaches will be provided with age appropriate activites as a resource for the coach.

  • Date: Fundamentals (course # 23) – May 7 9am – 5pm.
  • Location: CMSA office
  • Register here

Alberta Soccer Association: Women in Soccer Conference

Source: CMSA

The soccer community needs more strong, skilled women in leadership roles – this unique conference was created with that in mind!

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
The Women in Soccer Conference will be in Red Deer on May 5-7, and participants can either register for the full weekend or attend only one day if that suits their schedule better.

[CLICK HERE] for additional information and to register for the conference.

ABOUT
If you’re interested in unique networking opportunities, gaining new certification as a coach or referee, or honing your skills as an already active coach, referee or leader in the soccer community, this weekend will have so much to offer you.
The Alberta Soccer Association has lined up a passionate and inspiring group of facilitators to lead the weekend’s sessions, including:

  • Keynote: Lorraine Lafreniere, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada
  • Bev Preistman, the Womens’ EXCEL Director for Canada Soccer 14-U17, Head Coach U17 team
  • Carmelina Moscato, who has played with the Canadian Women’s National soccer team since 2002 and won the bronze medal with the team at the London 2012 Olympic games. She is also currently an assistant coach with the Canada Soccer Women’s EXCEL U15 and U17 teams.
  • Michelle Pye, one of only seven international soccer referees in Canada. She reached FIFA status in 2007 and was named to the List of Officials at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada.
  • Dr. Cari Din, a dynamic leadership expert and Olympic medalist

Indoor 2017 Alberta Soccer Youth Provincial Championships

March 17 – 19 across the province

For all competition locations, schedules and scores please visit: http://albertasoccer.com/competitions/provincials/servus-youth/

The following DUFC teams have qualified for 2016/2017 indoor provincials:

BU18-III Athletico
GU18-III Falcons
BU16-IV Eagles
BU14-IV Snipers

Source for below: ASA

(March 16, 2017) As the indoor soccer season comes to a close, over 240 youth teams from across Alberta will compete for the provincial championship title this weekend.

Taking place across six Alberta venues (Grande Prairie Leisure Centre, Lethbridge Servus Sports Centre, Edmonton East/West/South Soccer Centres, Okotoks Regional Field House, Calgary Soccer Centres, and FLC in Medicine Hat), the competition will see about 4500 girls and boys showcasing their talent and vying for the championship within their respective tiers (Tier I-IV).

“Teams have been working hard all season for the hopes of qualifying for the provincial championships and we’re looking forward to the fun and competition this weekend will bring,” said Richard Adams, Executive Director of the Alberta Soccer Association. “We’re grateful to the host cities and all the supporters for helping to create a positive end to the season for each of the participating teams.”

As in recent years, Alberta Soccer is pleased to have our partners, Servus Credit Union and Booster Juice, joining and supporting us throughout the competitions.

Visit the Alberta Soccer Competitions website for details

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