What is Leduc Adult Soccer ?

Leduc Adult Soccer is an adult soccer club based out of Leduc that provides adults, of all age levels and genders, opportunities to play soccer locally.  Although we are independent from the Leduc Soccer Association (LSA), we work closely with the minor soccer to promote soccer in Leduc. If you are an adult, man or woman,  looking to play competitive or recreational soccer, we most definitely have a program for you.

 

  • To register for and adult program (coed league, Leduc united men’s team, …), register by clicking on the form found on the home page of this website.
  • To register for minor soccer with LSA (minor soccer), register via leducsoccer.ca

Be advised that both Minor soccer and adult soccer in Leduc use the term UNITED to designate their competitive teams,  so make sure you register for the correct age level.

What are the program offered by Leduc Adult Soccer ?

Leduc Adult Soccer currently offers :

Outdoor season:

  •  the Leduc Adult Outdoor Coed league (U12 size outdoor fields, 14 teams in 2018, 14-16 weeks long, Alberta soccer insured, referees provided, plays on Sundays in Leduc).
  • the Leduc United men’s competitive team (plays on full size fields, Div 2 outdoor with EDSA, games usually on Tuesdays).
  • the Leduc re-United men’s competitive team (plays on full size fields, Div 4 outdoor with EDSA, games usually on Thursdays).

Indoor season:

  •  the Leduc Adult Indoor Coed league (indoor season, 12 teams in 2018-19, 16 weeks long, Alberta soccer insured, referees provided, plays on Sundays in Leduc). Indoor season usually starts late November.
  • the Leduc United men’s competitive team (plays  Div 3 indoor  with EDSA, games usually on Wednesdays).

 

Can I play Coed with the Leduc Adult Coed League (LACL) and still play in the EDSA league?

Yes, you can register for and play in both league legally.

 

 

Do I need a player card?

You will have to show some ID to the referee before the starts of each game. If you have a players card from an other association (EDSA, EMSA, …), feel free to use it, if you don’t, bring a valid ID with a photo (driver’s license, …).

How can I register to the coed league or the united mens team?

You can register:

  • online (check the registration module on this website).
  • by email: LeducAdultSoccer@gmail.com.
I am 16, can I play with Leduc Adult Soccer?

Players who wants to join the Leduc Adult Coed league or the Leduc United men’s team must be 16 y.o. or over.

Although we welcome all players (16 y.o. or older),we believe that players should play at their age level. For minor soccer info and registrations with LSA (click “here“).

If LSA does not have a program for your age level, then we will accept you to one of our program with pleasure!

What equipment do I need?
  • You will need to supply your own short, soccer socks, soccer shoes (indoor or outdoor), shin pads.
  • No jewellry is allowed on the field as per FIFA law 4.
  • Jerseys are provided for the competitive mens team that plays EDSA (must be returned at the end of the season).
  • Teams playing in the coed league are responsible to provide their own jerseys (the league can supply jerseys to some teams on a first come first serve basis while quantities last). jerseys must be returned at the end of each season.
What is the jersey policy?
  • Teams playing in the coed league are responsible to provide their own jerseys. If necessary, the league can supply jerseys to some teams on a first come first serve basis while quantities last. jerseys must be returned at the end of each season.
  • In the event that two teams have similar color of jerseys, one of the team can choose to use their alternate jersey (if they have one), If not, the home team will wear pinnies (practice bibs) provided by the league. Jerseys are provided for the competitive mens team that plays EDSA (must be returned at the end of the season).
Is there a minimum number of women per team in Coed?
  • For the coed league, The league will enforce a minimum of 1 women at all time during the game.

 If both teams agree and advise the referee, this rule can be waived. If a team is not able to field the minimum number of women requirement, they can borrow a female player (from another team in the league, without penalty), or they will have to play short handed (this rule is waived if the team is on a penalty kill).

Our goal is to be able to increase to 2 women on the field at all times in a near future and provide a tiering system.

  • The men’s united team cannot accept women in the team as the EDSA men’s divisions do not allow for women to play with men.
What is the game format for indoor?

Both the coed league and the united mens team plays follow FIFA rules adapted to indoor soccer:

 

  • 2*25 min halves (no stoppage of time, except in the last minute of each half)
  • subs on the fly
  • 6vs6
  • rules for indoor (“here“)
What is the game format for outdoor?
  • The United mens team plays FIFA rules, 11vs11, on regulation size fields (2*45 min halves). Fifa rules (here)
  • The Coed league plays modified FIFA rules (same rules as the U12 age level soccer), smaller fields, smaller nets, 8vs8, 2*35 min halves, offside at the “blue line”. U12 rules (here)
How many players are registered per team for indoor or outdoor?

Based on past experience, we recommend teams to register a minimum of 15 players per teams to allow for players not available on game day (work, red card, injury, vacation, …). Players are to share the time as equally as possible.

How do I get assigned to a team?

In the coed league, if you do not have a team, we will assign you to one. The team assignment is fairly straightforward.  we try to make team as even as possible in terms of strengths and gender. This process can take some time but you will be notified no later than a week before the start of the season. If you request to play with somebody you know we will try our best to accommodate your request (not a problem usually unless the team is full).

If I am missing a game, can I send a friend to play to replace me?

No. Both league (Leduc Coed and EDSA) memberships are not transferable. if you are to miss a game, contact your team captain or the league director for coed (leducadultsoccer@gmail.com). we will find a replacement if needed.

My team is short this week, can we request a spare/trialist/sub to help us?

If your team is short, contact your team captain or league director and let them know. We will find somebody to replace you if needed. Subs/trialists/spares can be used for any games (even playoffs games) but must be registered for insurance purposes with the Alberta Soccer Association. check with the league director for details. subs must bring an ID card to the game and pay a game fee ($10). Subs/trialists/spares can only be used as a replacement of a missing player (indicate the name of the player replaced on the game sheet).

How long is the season?

Depending on the number of teams, the length of the season for EDSA will vary (between 14-16 weeks usually). The 2019 outdoor season of the coed league will have 14+ teams and will be 14-16 weeks long (depending on how many teams register).  season will start on May 5th.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will be issued in full until 3 weeks before the start of each season.  After that date, no refund will be issued.

What happens if I need to leave the league (injury, work relocation, ...)?

Insurance is provided through the Alberta Soccer Association insurance policy (policy “here“). Contact the coed league director as soon as possible to learn the insurance claim process. Refunds are typically not provided, although flexible solutions can be found if there are players on the waiting list willing to take over the spot of the player. In that case, a refund may be provided at a pro rated rate based on the number of games played and minus insurance fee for both players.

I heard the coed league has access to a provincial spot?
Yes we do!!! The Leduc Adult Coed league (LACL) has been chosen to represent the battle soccer district at provincials. The league sends a male team and a female team to Tier 3 provincials each season. This is a very competitive competition and only the best players will be selected to represent the league at provincials. Players selected to play in provincials will split the cost of registering the team (usually around $500) to the competition among themselves. Players registered to both edsa and LACL are not eligible to go to provincial through the coed league (however they can still go through their edsa team).
Interested in starting your own team?

Whether you want to register a coed team within the LACL or start a team in EDSA (women’s, master’s, classic’s, a men’s team, …) and be part of the Leduc Adult Soccer club Family, let us know how we can support you with your project. We look forward to hear from you.

Do you have any programs for kids (summer camps, ...)?

Leduc Soccer Association is our partner for minor soccer. Starting in the summer of 2017, the Leduc Adult Soccer Club will be running a camp in Leduc. Dates and camp details to be announced in spring 2018.

No Slide tackle

There is absolutely NO SLIDE TACKLING, even by the keeper. ‘Slide Tackling’ is defined as “A tackle in soccer in which a player attempts to disrupt the play, or take possession of the ball away from an opponent with neither foot planted on the ground – sliding with one or both legs extended to block or push the ball away from an opposing player.” The slide tackle is committed against an opponent where the ball is within playing distance. Slide tackling is punished with a caution. The restart is an indirect free kick to the opposition from where the offence occurred. What is allowed (When done in a safe manner) :

  • Lunging or reaching for a ball with one foot planted.
  • Sliding to play or block a ball where no opponent is involved.
  • Playing the ball from the ground from a stationary position.
  • Jumping for a ball with neither foot on the ground.