COMMON QUESTIONS FOR THE OUTDOOR SEASON:
Q: My child is already on a SW Sting team, does he/she still need to register for tryouts?
A: Yes, every player must register for tryouts each season.
Q: How many tryouts does my child have to attend?
A: Each age group will have at least 2 tryout sessions and it is expected that players attend both.
Q: How and when will my child be notified after tryouts whether or not they have a position
on a SW Sting team?
A: Your child will receive a phone call and/or an email within 2 days of the LAST tryout date.
Q: How many practices can we expect per week? And where?
A: U8-U18 can expect 1 team practice per week. Teams may have additional practices, but this is left to the discretion of the coaches, players, and parents to arrange. Practices will be held on outdoor fields in southwest Edmonton area.
Q: Where and when are games played in the outdoor season?
A: Games are played weekly (weekdays) for U12-U18, and bi-weekly (weekdays) for U10 and weekends for U8. Note that game days are subject to change each season. All games are played in southwest Edmonton.
Q: When will my child have Technical Training? Where?
A: All teams can expect 10-12 Tech Training (TT) sessions per season. In the outdoor season, TT sessions are held weekly to bi-weekly (less holiday weekends and/or tournament weekends)
Q: Do I also have to pay for tournaments?
A: Sting fees include 1 tournament per team per season. However, many teams choose to enter additional tournaments and split the fees amongst the players/parents.
Q: I would like to volunteer, how do I find opportunities to do so?
A: All volunteer opportunities will be posted on this website. Please note that the volunteer expectation is the equivalent to about 4 hours (unless it is stated otherwise for the volunteer job you are doing).
Q: What can my child expect for gear?
A: Sting provides all players with: 2 Player Game Jerseys (which are returned at the end of the season) and socks. Backpacks, water bottles, track suits, soccer balls, etc. will also be available for purchase. Stay tuned on this website for details.
Q: Is there a fee for tryouts?
A: Yes. For all new players to Sting, there is a $20 fee (if you have registered online). If anyone, new players or returning Sting players, did not register online, there will be a $30 fee. There is no fee for registered & returning Sting players.
Q: Are there tryouts for the U8 age group?
A: No. There are no formal tryouts held at this level as per ASA regulations. However, Sting does hold informal assessment sessions to be able to place all U8 players onto a respective Sting team. Please note: All players will be placed on a U8 team pending Sting has enough volunteer coaching staff.
Q: I have already registered for tryouts and my child has been accepted on a team. What else do I have to do?
A: Congratulations! Please go to emsasouthwest.com and register your player. You will also have to attend a Registration session to pay your child's fees and bring in the forms.
Q: What are the Outdoor 2016 season player fees?
A: The U8 player fees for the Outdoor 2016 season are $350.00 (no gst).
The U10 player fees for the Outdoor 2016 season are $550.00 (no gst).
The U12-U18 player fees for the Outdoor 2016 season are $600.00 (no gst).