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Griesbach Minis preschool sports program registration information

Griesbach Minis is an innovative program that introduces preschool-aged children to sports, sportsmanship and team play and gives Griesbach parents a chance to meet one another. Children will participate in a variety of sports and activities throughout the season including, but not limited to, soccer, floor hockey, parachute games, gymnastics, basketball and other indoor games. The program is also low-cost, at just $50 for the entire season.

We are looking for 4-5 adult mentors to run the program and activities on Thursday evenings in the Major General Griesbach School gym from 6-7 p.m. from mid-October to mid-February. All coaching courses and security check costs for volunteers are paid for by the community and being a mentor counts as your volunteer commitment for the season.

The program cannot go forward without new volunteers. Please email sports@griesbachcommunity.com if you are interesting in volunteering.

A maximum of 24 participates will be accepted in this program and children of volunteers are guaranteed a spot. This is a parented program. Parents must remain with their children at the sessions and are they encouraged to participate in the activities, so bring those running shoes!

The program runs from mid-October to mid-February in the MGG School gym, Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.

The program is limited to 24 participants for the 2018/2019 season. Children must be three years old by December 31, 2018 to register.

Steps to register

1. Download this form and fill out two copies to bring to the registration session.

2. Attend one of the registration dates at MGG School, on either Sept. 12 or Sept. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. No online registration is required. If you’ve got a kid playing soccer, you can register for soccer at the same time.

3. Purchase a valid 2018 community league membership. Available at the registration or online in advance.

4. Fill out paper copy registration form.

5. Pay the registration fee: $50.00 (please bring cheque or cash).

6. Select a volunteer commitment and provide a $250.00 refundable cheque: to be returned once your volunteer commitment has been honoured.

7. If you wish to volunteer as a mentor for the complete season, that counts as your volunteer commitment.

Get ready for the 2018-19 indoor soccer season

It may be hot outside, but it’s already time to start planning for the indoor minor soccer season.

The registration days for Griesbach minor soccer will be the evenings of September 12 and 13, so mark you calendars now and read on for additional information about registration and the upcoming season.

The indoor season starts in mid-October and runs until mid-February, pending cities and provincials. Practices vary on the days of the weeks and will be located in a gym nearby (location will vary by team). The majority of the games are on Saturdays or Sundays at one of the soccer centres, based at the age categories.

Registration dates and location (for Griesbach minor indoor soccer)

There are two dates for parents to register their kids at Major General Griesbach School, 304 Griesbach School Rd.

Sept. 12 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Sept. 13 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

It is MANDATORY that you attend one of the two Griesbach registration Dates listed above. If you do not attend, your child will not be placed on a team.

Any registrations after the September 13 session will be subject to an additional volunteer commitment and $50.00 fee per child.

Soccer registration process, for all age categories from U5 to U9

Prior to attending the registration on one of the above dates, parents or guardians are required to do the following:

  • Purchase a 2018/2019 community league membership ($25/household), or bring your current membership card. Can either be purchased online or at the registration sessions. Purchase online ahead of time to speed up the registration process.
  • Pre-register online at the EMSA north website.
  • Log in to your existing account (for returning players) or create a new soccer account (one account per family NOT per player).
  • Once your account is created, fill out the online registration form for the player. You have the option of paying online in the session, or at one of the three registration sessions.
  • You must print two paper copies of the form and bring them to one of the registrations dates. If you do not bring the printed forms, your registration will not be accepted. You will be asked to return with a complete package.
  • If requesting a transfer, or to play on a certain team, please ensure the information is updated in the portal (community, coach and player request). Transfers are not guaranteed if that community team has no openings.

What to bring to registration

  • A copy of the registrant’s birth certificate, Alberta health card or passport, so it can be documented on the registration. These are not kept.
  • Two paper copies of the registration form.
  • Select a volunteer commitment and provide a deposit cheque in the amount of $250. In the notes section of the cheque make the note of “volunteer deposit” and the player’s name. Do not fill in the payable section.
  • A cheque or cash for required registrations fees (see below) only if you have not already paid online through the EMSA north portal. If registering more than one player, registrations fees can be combined on one cheque.

Volunteer commitments

Be aware that volunteer commitments are mandatory part of the sports program. The commitment selection is first-come first-served basis. So, if you leave the registration to a later date, you may have fewer commitments to choose from. As well, if you have failed to provide a volunteer in the past, or missed a commitment, a cash deposit maybe requested.

At the registration session you will receive a duplicate copy of your assigned commitments.

Coaching as a volunteer commitment

If you wish to volunteer as a coach, the $250 volunteer fee is waived and you will have to fill out the required forms. Please bring two photocopies of ID for the police security check. Edmonton Police Services requires the copies, which will be destroyed at the EPS security clearance centre after the check. Coaches must attend one of the mandatory coaching clinics, if they have not attended previously (dates to be announced). Clinic fees are paid by GCL.

What if there aren’t enough players?

If the player is registered in Griesbach and there are not enough players to field a team, parents or guardians will be notified and a transfer to adjacent community in the north zone will be done by the sports director. The Griesbach fee will remain in effect.

Age Categories / Fees

Fees are determined by year of birth. Fees include tax and non-taxable items. See more about fees and age groups here.

U5 (Mixed Only) – 2014 Fee – $160

U7 (Mixed Only) – 2012 / 2013 Fee – $235

U9 (Boys/Girls) – 2010 / 2011 – Fee $285

U11 (Boys/Girls) – 2010 / 2011 – Fee $285

U13 (Boys/Girls) – 2006 / 2007 – Fee $285

U15 (Boys/Girls) – 2004 / 2005 – Fee $290

U17 (Boys/Girls) – 2002 / 2003 – Fee $290

U19 (Boys/Girls) – 2000 / 2001 – Fee $290

Funding support

There is funding through Kidsport and Jumps Start which both have online applications.

Fill out this PDF form to apply for for Kidsport funding.

Fill out this form to apply for Jumpstart funding.

Refund Policy

100% refund if before Sept 17, 2018 (Pre amalgamation)

50% refund if before Sept 20, 2018 (Zone team final declarations)

Once season commences and placed on a team after Sept 20, 2018, no refunds will be made.

If you have any questions please contact the Griesbach Community League sports director.

2015 Spring Soccer Registrations Announced

Spring Soccer Registration Dates

February 24, March 4, March 17, 2015

Griesbach Community League has just announced the three registration dates for parents wishing to enroll their children in our Spring 2015 Minor Soccer Program. All will take place at Major General Griesbach School.

  • First Registration: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Second Registration: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Third Registration: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 5:00 p.m.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible, as teams fill up fast!

2015 Registration Fees/ Age levels

Children are grouped into age categories based on the year they were born. Below are the 2015 fees, set in conjunction with our neighbouring communities in Castle Downs.

U4 (born 2011/2012): $75
U6 (born 2009/2010): $90
U8 (born 2007/2008): $100
U10 (born 2005/2006): $120
U12 (born 2003/2004): $155
U14 (born 2001/2002): $190
U16 (born 1999/2000): $195
U18 (born 1997/1998): $195

Fees include socks and team pictures.

Please bring the following to the registration

  1. 1 cheque for REGISTRATION FEES according to the fee schedule above for the age group you register your child in.
  2. 1 cheque UNDATED in the sum of $200.00 for VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT (1 Commitment per child you register) – This cheque does not get cashed unless you fail to fulfill your volunteer commitment.
  3. 1 cheque UNDATED in the sum of $75.00 for UNIFORM DEPOSIT (1 cheque per child you register) – This cheque will not get cashed unless you fail to return the community uniform.  PLEASE NOTE:  U4, U6 and U8’s are exempt from this as they are sponsored by Tim Hortons and BMO and get to keep their jersey’s at the end of the season.
  4. 1 cheque for COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP FEE in the sum of $25.00 (Unless you purchased one in September, you will not be required to purchase another one, but must bring the one you have). You can purchase online at www.efcl.org/membership.

Coaches and Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for the following coaches/helpers/assistants:

U4 – 3 females and 3 males
U6 – 3 females and 3 males
U8 – 2 males and 2 females
U10B – 2 males or a male and female
U10G – 2 females or a male and female
U12B – 3 males or males and females
U12G – 3 females or males and females
U14B – 2 males

If you do help out with a team, YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO DO A VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can have the necessary paperwork for you at registration day.  Those who are returning coaches, please also let us know ASAP so we can account for you right away.  Please also inform us which age group you would like to help out with.

Season Opening & Playing Dates

The season is TENTATIVELY set to start MAY 1, 2015

TENTATIVE Playing dates are as follows:

U4 – Fridays from 6-7 p.m.
U6 – Monday’s and Wednesday’s (Monday’s are practice days and Wednesday’s are game days)
U8 – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (practices are at the discretion of the coaches)
U10 – Monday’s and Wednesday’s (3 rounds, 5 games each round, practices are at the discretion of the coaches)
U12 – TBD due to the FIFA Women’s World Cup being in town, we must comply with FIFA Laws and work around that so these dates are undetermined at this time. (3 rounds, 5 games each round, practices are at the discretion of the coaches)
U14 U18 – TBD