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Frequently Asked Questions


• Where do we sign up?

You can register online or in the office. For more information on upcoming registration dates, please see the Register Here tab. 

Online registration link can be found at the bottom of the page.


• When does registration open?

Estimated Registration Start Dates 

Outdoor -  February
Indoor -  August(1st Season) & November(2nd Season)

Season Information will be posted within a few weeks of registration start date. 

*Please note this is the estimated  registration open time and exact dates will vary.  Please watch the website closer to estimated registration dates for more information. 

When online registration closes, registrations will be accepted (in the office) as space permits.


What if i can't afford to put my child in soccer?

All children should have the opportunity to play. 

Contact the office at mhsa@telusplanet.net to discuss your option or visit the Financial Assistance tab for more information. 


• How do i know which age group my child would register for?

  • The current age chart can be found by clicking the REGISTER HERE tab when available. Players do not age up into the next age group until Indoor registration session.
  • Divisions are based on birth year 

• What is the cost? per age Group

The cost for each season varies depending on age group. 

Please follow the link below to the Registration tab for more information.


• How long is the season?

Outdoor
Community Soccer  (U4-U19) : May - June
Club Soccer (U11-U19): April - August 

Indoor 
Community Soccer  (U4-U19) :  Season 1: October - December
                                                                       Season 2: January - March

Club Soccer (U11-U19): October - March
 


• What gear do I need to play?

Outdoor

  • Water Bottle: All Players shall have a water bottle. Dehydration and overheating is a real and serious risk to Player safety, especially in middle of summer with the amount of running they do. Children do not sweat as much as adults, because of this they cannot cool down as efficiently as adults. Therefore, water breaks are very important. Please make sure the bottle is properly washed between games.
  • Shin Pads: No Player will be permitted to participate without shin pads. These can be purchased from most sporting goods stores.
  • Sport Socks: Must be worn overtop and fully cover chin pads.
  • Footwear: Running shoes or cleats are optional
  • Jerseys:
    • U4-U7 will receive T-shirts that they will keep
    • U9 will receive a Jersey that they will keep
    • U13-U19 will receive a Jersey they will need to return or will be invoiced $50.
  • Clothes: Athletic shorts or warm clothes if it is cold(toque/gloves/sweat pants)
  • Bug Spray and Sunscreen

Indoor

  • Water Bottle: All Players shall have a water bottle. Dehydration and overheating is a real and serious risk to Player safety, especially in middle of summer with the amount of running they do. Children do not sweat as much as adults, because of this they cannot cool down as efficiently as adults. Therefore, water breaks are very important. Please make sure the bottle is properly washed between games.
  • Shin Pads: No Player will be permitted to participate without shin pads. These can be purchased from most sporting goods stores. Shin pads are worn under sport socks.
  • Sport Socks: Must be worn overtop and fully cover chin pads.
  • Footwear: Clean indoor running shoes or indoor soccer shoes - NO CLEATS OR SHOES WORN OUTDOORS
  • Jerseys:
    • U4-U7 will receive T-shirts that they will keep
    • U9 will receive a Jersey that they will keep
    • U11-U19 will receive a Jersey they will need to return or be invoiced $50.
  • Clothes: Athletic shorts

• Where do they play? Per age group

Indoor: All games are played at the Family Leisure Centre

Outdoor: Please follow the link to the Fields Tab.


• How long are the games? per age group 

The length of game varies depending on age group. Please see follow the link below as all game times are listed within the rules. 

Outdoor Rules

Indoor Rules

RASC Questions


• What is RASC?

Rattlers Academy Soccer Club (RASC) is our club program for the more competitive player. This league runs from U11 - U19 and teams are selected through a try out process. 

Please see the document below for more information. 

RASC U11-U19 Program Information


• After U18 is there soccer in my future?

Players 16 years of age and older can join our Senior Mens or Senior Womens League. Please click below for more information

Senior Women's

Senior Men's

Coaches/Volunteers


• Is there education opportunities for coaches?

Community Soccer: Coaches are volunteers and is it MANDATORY for all coaches and assistant coaches to attend a "Game Day" Clinic. There is no charge for this clinic.

Club Soccer: Coaches are volunteers that are expected to take Coach Training through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  There are no charges for these courses provided coaches are actively coaching within our program.

Check the Coaches tab for more information by clicking here.


• How can I volunteer?

The MHSA has many  opportunities to volunteer in our programs, we are always looking for coaches and assistant coaches.  

For more information please see the Volunteer tab for more information.  

Referees

• What are the different levels of referees?

There are two ways you can qualify to be a referee in Alberta:

  • ‘Mini Referee’ – to referee U10 or younger soccer. Anyone 12 years of age, or older (on or before May 15th) can sign up to take a
    ‘Mini Referee’ course.
  • ‘Entry Level Referee’ – to referee U12 or older soccer. Anyone 14 years of age, or older (on or before May 15th) can sign up to take an
    ‘Entry Level Referee’ course.

Note: Referee courses for new referees are only offered in the Spring. 

Please see Referee tab for more information

Technical

• How are teams formed?

U5-U7:
In office blind player draft according to age and gender.

U9-U19:
Blind draft by coaches at team formation night, for more detailed information please see, Team Formation Process.

 


How To Sanction Your Soccer Event with the Alberta Soccer Association

Planning on running a camp or academy, please follow the link below to have your event sanctioned by the ASA:

http://albertasoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Endorsement-Guidelines-Jan-2016.pd


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Office Staff Medicine Hat Soccer Association

101 - 533 2nd Street SE, Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30

Phone: 403-529-6931

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