Team Officials

Every team needs the guidance and support of the Team Officials to be successful. Success is based on two gauges, fun and gradual improvement of individual talent. Our Team Officials will do their best to act as enablers to achieve this success.

Vulnerable Sector Check

Everyone who volunteers to be a team official (coach, manager etc.) must submit to a police Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). This is done to ensure that the children in our program are safe and in the care of trusted individuals.

The VSC's are conducted at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in Beaumont.

The RCMP detachment will not charge you for this security check if you provide them with a signed letter from the Beaumont Soccer Association stating that you are volunteering with the BSA.  Should a charge be incurred, the BSA will reimburse the cost (when you supply a receipt).

Your VSC clearance needs to be submitted to the Beaumont Soccer Association prior to any in person contact with the children in our program.

All team staff must provide an updated VSC every two years.

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EMSA Soccer Field Setup

The Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA), the governing body for the Beaumont Soccer Association, requires that teams be situated along opposite touchlines diagonal to each other and right of the centre line when facing the field.

Family and spectators of each team are to be situated along the same touchline as their team, but on the left side of the centre line when facing the field.

Both teams and spectators are to remain 2 meters back from the touchline.

No one should be behind the goal line coaching, cheering or otherwise distracting the goalkeeper.

The use of flags to mark the centre line and/or the retreat lines are optional. They are not part of the field of play and should be placed one meter off the touchlines.

Conversely, the corner flags are part of the field of play and are therefore placed on the outside edge of the corner field markings.

Teams are permitted a technical area for team officials to work with their players. This area is two meters to the right of the centre flag extending to the right seven meters and 2 meters off the Touchline so as not to impede an Assistant Referee.

Teams are to line up their Substitution players at the Centre flag.  When authorized by the Centre Referee these Substitution players are to call off the players being substituted. The player leaving the field are to do so by the shortest route. Once crossing a Touchline or Goalline the player raises his or her arm to indicate they have left the field of play. The Substitution player(s) may enter the field of play as the player they are replacing clears the field of play.

EMSA Memo on Sideline Placements for Teams and their Spectators