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.

2019/2020 INDOOR  EMSA PICTURE I.D. CARDING DATES INFO:

NOTE: U7 Team Officials will need to have an EMSA I.D. card in order to gain free admission into the Edmonton Soccer Centres.

ALL team officials (coach, assistant coach, manager) for U7-U19 will require an EMSA I.D. card to use as part of their free Facility admission.  Your Zone Office will provide your team with admissions decals which will then be placed on the back of the EMSA I.D. and will act as your facility pass.

If your team has more officials than decals given, additional facilities passes will need to be purchased at the expense of the team from any of the three Edmonton indoor soccer centres.

*For team officials, your I.D. card must be shown prior to the start of the game or you will not be permitted to be on the bench for the entire game.
*Players have until the end of the game to produce their card.

You must have your EMSA I.D card prior to your first game (players and team officials). 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.

If you have any questions regarding EMSA ID cards or carding sessions, please contact Leonora Newell at leonoran@emsamain.com

Player Cards: Player cards are required by some age groups for League Play. Player cards are required for:
Age
​Group
Community
(Tier 4+)
Premier
​(Tier 1-3)
U9
not required
✔
U11
not required
✔
U13
✔
✔
U15
✔
✔
U17
✔
✔
U19
✔
✔
Team Official Cards: Team officials include Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Managers. Team Official cards are required for:
Age
​Group
Community
(Tier 4+)
Premier
​(Tier 1-3)
U9
✔
✔
U11
✔
✔
U13
✔
✔
U15
✔
✔
U17
✔
✔
U19
✔
✔

**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
  • Passport
  • 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.

If you are within the above categories that require an EMSA ID Card please download, print and complete this form. It will make processing much more efficient.