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Soccer Director

Luis Rebonne

Contact Luis to volunteer or for additional information about the soccer program not provided on this page.

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SoccerRiverdale Community Soccer Program

Riverdale has a competitive youth soccer program for children ages 3 to18 years old; teams categorized in U-4 to U18 divisions. The program is run by community volunteers. Teams play year-round with games played in the winter at indoor soccer facilities and in the summer at outdoor fields.


Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA)

EMSAEMSA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of this city’s youth soccer programs. Whether you’re a coach, a player or a parent, everything you need to know can be found on their website.

Riverdale Soccer Calendar

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2016 Outdoor Registration for U4-U18

@016 RegistrationDates & Times:
Saturday, January 30 - Noon to 3 :00 pm
Friday, February 5 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, February 12 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Riverdale Hall
Volunteers Needed: Contact Luis Rebonne


Registration & Payment Process


Step One: Online Registration (New)

  1. Register online at the new EMSA Soccer Portal. You must create a free online account - one per household. *
  2. Complete the family and player profile PRIOR to coming to one of the registration dates **

* An EXTRA $30.00 processing fee will be levied for all registrations that do not register online as this step must be done before anything else can be done.
** Registration forms will also be available at each of the registration dates for those who are unable to access or complete the online form.

Step Two: Registration Summary

Print off 4 copies of the online Player Registration Summary and BRING IT WITH YOU to one of the registration dates.

Step Three: Waivers

  1. Print off and fill out the Minor Waiver form for each player *
  2. Coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and bench attendants must complete a Adult Waiver form *

*These forms will also be available at all registration dates.

Step Four: Identification

Bring with you identification for proof of age for the child you are registering (Birth Certificate, Passport, AHC)

Step Five: Payment

Payment is made by cheque and ALL CHEQUES ARE PAYABLE TO Riverdale Community for the following:

  1. Volunteer participation deposit: $150.00 per family, post-dated for August 15, 2016
  2. Uniform deposit: $75.00 per player; post-dated for August 15, 2016
  3. Registration fee: Click here for the schedule of fees (PDF)
  4. Community league card: EFCL memberships expire in August of each year. A 2015-16 membership is required in order to register your child for soccer. EFCL cards will be sold at all registration dates.
  5. An EXTRA $30.00 processing fee will be levied for all registrations that do not complete the online Registration at Step 1.

Refund Policy

All registration fees are non-refundable after March 31, except for special reasons, in which we may ask you to prove your case. Claiming refunds because of medical issues must be accompanied with a doctor’s medical note. If a refund is granted, refunds will be assessed with a minimum $60 Administration Fee. All payments made by cheque with insufficient funds will be charged a $35 NSF fee and must then be paid with a certified cheque, money order or cash.

Jump Start

JumpstartJump Start is a program for kids from ages 4 to 18 to help fund sport and physical activities for families in a demographic need defined by Government guidelines. Find more imformation and apply online.




Players' Jerseys: Supplied by Riverdale Community League
New equipment can be purchased at Eurosport Soccer, Sport Check, United Cycle, Sports Shack, Cleats etc.
Used equipment can be purchased at Totems and on Kijiji. Always check online to get the best prices.
Sports Central: Sports Central is a program whose primary goal is to gather, recycle and redistribute gently used sportsequipment to those kids who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate in sports. Please consider donating your gently used sports equipment to help a kid, or if you are in need, do not hesitate to contact them.

All players must have:

  • Shin guards: U6 to U18
  • Shin GuardsCleats: U6 to U18 (sturdy running shoes may be used in U6 & U8 divisions)
  • High Socks that cover the shin guards, just below the knee
  • Water bottle

Additional rules:

  • Players may not wear any jewellery or loose items on the field
  • Personal hygiene- Fingernails to be trimmed
  • Players with long hair should use hair ties
  • Uniforms tucked in at all times



Players Code of Conduct

  1. I will be a team player.
  2. I will participate because I want to, not just because my parents or coaches want me to.
  3. I will play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.
  4. I will control my temper – fighting and “mouthing off” can spoil the activity for everyone. I will not fight or use foul or abusive language or inappropriate gestures.
  5. I will show respect at all times for all coaches, all referees, all players, all spectators, and all officials.
  6. I will remember that winning isn’t everything––that having fun, improving skills, representing Riverdale, making friends and doing my best, are equally important.
  7. I will acknowledge all good plays/performances––those of my team and my opponents.
  8. I will remember that coaches, refs and officials are there to help me improve my game not to improve my behaviour. I will accept their decisions and show them respect. If I am found to be behaving badly, my coach is permitted to remove me from the event. Furthermore, the responsibility of my behaviour outside of team-sanctioned events is not that of team staff but is the responsibility myself, and of my family or guardian.
  9. I will be attentive to instruction during practices and games and always put forth my best effort.
  10. I will conduct myself with honour and dignity and be mindful of the fact that I represent the Riverdale Soccer Association whenever I am involved in organized soccer.
  11. I will show respect for my team mates and my opponents no matter their colour, orientation, gender, race or religion.
  12. I will not take part in any form of bullying, either to an opposing player or to a player on my team. Bullying in any form, whether in person, electronically (any form of social media) will not be tolerated.



Code for Games and Practices

  1. I recognize that practices are more important than games and games are equally important.
  2. I will arrive at the field before practices and games according to the standards set by my team Coach.
  3. If I cannot make a game or practice, I will notify the team Coach at least 48 hours in advance so that arrangements for substitutes can be made.
  4. I realize that players who attend practices may get priority in the game starting line-up. Starting line-ups are based on several factors including attendance at practices, player's position, effort, attitude, etc.
  5. I will turn off all electronic devices (cell phones, video games, etc.) before arrival at my practice, game or team event and leave them off until I am finished.
  6. I realize that playing time is not always going to be equal despite my coaches attempt to equalize. In fact some teams (higher level Competitive teams) are permitted to use an “earned playing time” system. At the development and recreation levels, playing time shall be equitable.
  7. I will leave all venues as neat and tidy as I found them and will remove all refuse from my area.


HEY KIDS! Consider being a ref to make some extra spending money during the next outdoor soccer season. The Riverdale Community League will pay for your referee training.

Compensation for Refs in Riverdale for the 2016 Outdoor Season:

  • U6 & U8 : $10.00 per game
  • U10: $13.00 per game
  • U12 : $20.00 per game

Soccer Goals




Riverdale soccer is run entirely by volunteers. Please consider helping out in any capacity. Some key positions we always need to be filled: Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers for both Indoor and outdoor soccer. Soccer can’t happen without our dedicated parents!


Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers

Never coached before or want to brush up on some skills? EMSA offers 3 hour courses at all age levels and Riverdale will reimburse your course fee with a receipt.

Registration Volunteer

Get your volunteer duty completed before the outdoor season starts in May by helping with Registration on Jan 30, Feb 5 and 12, 2016.


Soccer Windup during Canada Day

Many helping hands are needed from flipping burgers and face painting to site cleanup and activity supervision.


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