Electronic copies of EMSA ID Cards
Effective 25 February 2016, if a player or team official forgets their EMSA ID card they are permitted to show a photo of that card to the referee on a device such as a smartphone or tablet. It is recommended that your team create a folder on your team's TeamSnap under Media and save photos of the cards there.
Players are welcome to have a photo of their card on their own phone/device and team officials are welcome to keep photos of all of the cards on their phone/device. Please just ensure team officials take the necessary safety precautions to safeguard those photos as they have the players photo, full name and birth date on them. Team officials may also want to inform their team’s parents that theywill be carrying around photos of the cards on their phone just in case they have any issues with them doing that.
Please ensure the photos of the cards are in sharp focus and all information is easily legible.
The following groups/divisions require an EMSA player card:
- U13 to U19 Community Team Officials
- U13, U15, U17 and U19 Community Players
- U11 City Wide Tiers 1, 2 & 3 Players and Coaches
- U13, U15, U17, U19 Tiers 1, 2 & 3 Players and Coaches
**All coaches/assistant coaches and managers for the above age groups require a card to be on the bench.
*Bench parents just require a piece of photo identification.
You must have your player/coach card. Referees will be checking cards from the very first game and if you don't have your card you will not be able to play or be on the bench.
Players must be PRESENT for the picture and bring a copy of ONE of the following.
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate
- Landed Immigrant Card
- Learners or Driver's License
- Alberta Health Care Card ONLY if the player's name in full (not Initials) is clearly printed on the card.