The Sylvan Lake Soccer Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2001 to provide soccer to Sylvan Lake and area residents. In 2004, the name was changed to the Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Club (SLBSC). The Central Alberta Soccer Association (CASA) is the governing body of soccer for District #5 under which the SLBSC is sanctioned to play. Membership has steadily increased over the years, with approximately 500 children registered in the 2019 outdoor season. With opportunities for various ages of players in both the Recreational League and the Competitive League, our Club is an exciting place to be!
We also have the most amazing volunteers, including the Board of Directors, Coordinators and Coaches. Interested in joining our Club? Contact us, we would love to have you!
Prior to registering please read through the “Latest News” post to ensure you have the most up to date information.
It is important to understand that all Coaches MUST register themselves on the Coach Registration link and obtain a Criminal Record Check prior to being assigned to a team.
MAY 5, 2021 - UPDATE
The SLBSC Board held a Special Meeting last night in reaction to the new Provincial Announcement on restrictions. The Board’s decision coming out of that meeting is to postpone the start date of the season. This morning the SLBSC was made aware that the Town of Sylvan Lake is not renting out sports fields starting Sunday at 11:59pm until May 30 at the earliest, in keeping with the restrictions. We have always, and will continue to, work collaboratively with the Town as good community stewards.
The Board is well aware that the health pandemic has been a challenging time for our whole community and is asking for patience, understanding and compassion for others. This Saturday (May 8), the SLBSC Board will continue with a regular scheduled meeting to make decisions moving forward. Decisions will be made around a condensed season if the restrictions allow, registration fees, photographs, etc. At this time, the SLBSC Board is respectfully asking all of the Club Members to hold off on making a decision about your child’s soccer registration until we have all of the available information; there will be another update on Monday May 10. Thank you in advance for your support!
MAY 3, 2021 - COACHES STILL NEEDED
Coaches are still required for the following divisions:
U9 Boys - 3 coaches / U9 Girls - 3 coaches / U11 Boys - 2 coaches
APRIL 21, 2021 - UPDATES AND COACHES STILL NEEDED
I am sure many of you have questions about the upcoming season so I hope this post can answer some of those queries. While the tentative start date of the season is May 3, the SLBSC does not have the official clearance from AHS at this time. As soon as we receive updates, they will be forwarded to you.
Behind the scenes we are feverishly working so that we can “GO” as soon as we are able. In order to achieve that goal, however, we require more volunteer coaches. Even if AHS gives us clearance, we cannot roster teams without coaches. Please take a look at the divisions that require coaches and contact me if you are able to commit to coaching a team full time, due to COVID-19 safety protocols we are discouraging pat time coaches.
All coaches will require a Criminal Record Check prior to being assigned to a team. All coaches will be given an equipment bag with enough balls for each individual player, cones for setting up drills, a hand pump, first aid kit, COVID-19 screening checklists and a Coach Resource Kit that includes the following:
- Back to Training Practices Pocketbook (Physical Distancing Drills)
- Air Aware Air Quality Monitoring Card
- Lightening Safety and Severe Weather Card
- Concussion Recognition Tool Card
In addition, coaches will be provided with a jersey, a face mask and a “Thank You” honorarium in the amount of $100 at the end of the season. Please consider volunteering and know that no experience is necessary just a helpful and fun attitude so that the kids can get out and play!
|Executive Assistant / Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Julie||✔|
|Discipline Committee Coordinator||discipline@sylvanlakesoccerca||Korey||✔|
|Photo Coordinator||OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER||THIS POSITION IS||CURRENTLY VACANT|
|Competitive League Coordinatoremail@example.com||Brandyn||✔|
|U5 Co-Ed Recreational League Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cassie||✔|
|U7 Boys Recreational League Coordinatoremail@example.com||Cassie||✔|
|U7 Girls Recreational League Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Amber|
|U9 Boys Recreational League Coordinatoremail@example.com||Cassie||✔|
|U9 Girls Recreational League Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Eriika|
|U11 Boys Recreational League Coordinatoremail@example.com||Marion||✔|
|U11 Girls Recreational Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cassie||✔|
|U13 / U15 Co-Ed Recreational LeagueCoordinatoremail@example.com||Korey / Marion||✔|