Spring and Summer Leagues
Do you love playing outdoor soccer but find it sometimes difficult to field an entire team? Our team has dropped down a division in the past to account for playing with a short bench or without any subs.
Ninety minutes is a long enough game, and it can feel more like 120 minutes when you only have 9 or 10 players on the field.
Of course this is because summer is so short in Edmonton, and people, rightly, want to travel, and take family vacations during our wonderful and brief summer season, especially when the kids' seasons are over and Mom and Dad are still playing.
Edmonton summer nights are long and beautiful, but summer storms and new rules around lightning cause games to be rescheduled, and maybe to a day when only 10 players can make it.
We're inviting you to come on in and play some 5 v 5 during our adult coed spring and summer league. Get some touches, a little practice and get used to playing without boards before hitting the big pitch, and in the summer if you can get 4 friends to join you - you can field a team!
Join a league and play the field!
Adult Soccer Training
Learning to play soccer as an adult has been bittersweet. I am happy to have found and fallen in love with the beautiful game, but am sad I didn't start when I was younger.
Learning the game was easy enough, but becoming good at it continues to be a challenge.
I watch my children's practices and technical training and try to pick up what I can. I watch you tube videos and attend practices when my team has them, but it's difficult to get a group of adults together regularly. Two or three minutes of warm up on the field prior to kick off isn't really enough time - especially since I need most of that time to stretch!
Joining a team is a great way to learn soccer, but without some regular practices, it is difficult to learn ball control, creating space, passing, not to mention learning the Laws of the game, positions, and nuances of strategy and tactics. All new players benefit from small sided play, lots of touches, and repetition to build skill and increase confidence.
If you have started playing soccer, or want to start, or are thinking about starting, here are some resources to get you started: