Indoor

We offer an Indoor City League Soccer Program for U6 to U18 age groups inclusive.

For registration information please see our home page to see if a registration period is open. Generally we open registration in August for Indoor. And registration is open in February for Outdoor.

The game is played on an artificial turf surface using hockey arena style boards and built in goals. The boards can be used for individual give and go wall passes, etc. Player changes are done "on the fly" from the player benches which are located on one side of the field. Indoor unning shoes are permitted however most players over age 8 choose to purchase special Indoor Soccer shoes for the sport. Shin guards and shorts are required. The uniform (jersey) is usually provided by the Community or Club on loan. Teams consist of no more than 18 players (younger teams have less). Six players are on the field at any one time (one being the goal keeper). The game consists of two 25 minute halves with a 3 minute half-time. Penalties are given for infractions (Blue Card: 2 minutes, Yellow Card: 4 minute major, Red Card: Ejection and five minute major).

Age groups change with the onset of the indoor season. If your player was a first year player this outdoor season, they will be a second year play in the same age group. If they were a second year player in the outdoor season they will be a first year player in the older age group for the upcoming indoor season. The age group shift which formerly took place prior to the outdoor season now takes place prior to the indoor season. Therefore players will remain in the same age group from Indoor to Outdoor the following year.

Players participate in the soccer program according to their age. When it is time to register, an age group chart will be on the registration page. All players must be registered in their proper age group. Requests for players to participate in an alternate age group (play up) should be noted at registration. All alternate placements are at the discretion of the Age Group Coordinators. CMSA does not allow players to play in lower age groups.

We also offer an Outdoor Program for U6 to U18 age groups.

Indoor Game Facilities

The Calgary West Soccer Centre was opened during the 2004/2005 indoor season. Many of the Northside games were played at this facility. All of the U6/U8 games were scheduled at the West Soccer Centre after it was opened. We anticipate the schedules will be similar for upcoming seasons.

For indoor soccer centre locations and maps Click Here.

Indoor Practice Facilities

Our program is limited by the amount of indoor practice facilities we are able to utilize, as well as the times and days it is available to us. We rent facilities on a variety of weekday evenings as well as Saturday mornings. We have attempted in the past to have a set practice time for the younger ages while the older ages rotate through the various practice facilities according to their game schedules. We are not able to confirm when any one team or age group will be practicing prior to the commencement of the season.

Indoor House League

Northside Soccer does not offer a House League or Recreational League for any age group at this time. If members of Dalhousie and/or Varsity Communities would like to start an Indoor House League we would be please to provide support and cooperation.

Indoor City League

The Northside Soccer Indoor City League Program is for U6, U8,U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups (i.e. U10 or Under Ten means less than ten years of age as of December 31st of the previous year). This program has mixed teams for U6 and U8 only, girl and boy teams for U8 to U18. Teams compete in various leagues within Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA). The Indoor City League Soccer program commences in October and runs to the beginning of March depending on the Age Group. Evaluations and player placement occur in the latter half of September. Games are scheduled by CMSA and Northside Soccer has no control over the time, days or location selected.

City League U6 Soccer

The U6 Indoor program is a developmental and NOT a competitive program. Therefore, no game scores or standings will be maintained. The idea of the program is to afford the players the opportunity to actively participate, learn and have FUN. All coaches, managers, and parents are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that supports the spirit and purpose of this program.

The game played is 3v3 micro-soccer: three players including the sweeper-goalkeeper.

Mixed teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other Organization/Club teams. Players are placed on teams with the intent of each of our U6 teams to have comparable skill and ability, similar to the outdoor house league (tykes). In past seasons, games have been played only on Saturdays and Sundays at the Calgary West Soccer Centre's fields.

U6 teams practice once during the week. Time, date and location to be determined. Scheduled games are on the weekend.

City League U8 Soccer

The U8 Indoor program is a developmental and NOT a competitive program. Therefore, no game scores or standings will be maintained. The idea of the program is to afford the players the opportunity to actively participate, learn and have FUN. All coaches, managers, and parents are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that supports the spirit and purpose of this program.

The game played is 4v4 soccer: four players including the sweeper-goalkeeper.

Mixed, Boys and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other Organization/Club teams. Players are placed on teams with the intent of each of our U8 teams, in a gender group, to have comparable skill and ability, similar to the outdoor house league (tykes). In past seasons, games have been played weekday evenings as well as Saturdays and Sundays at the East Side Training Facility and the Calgary West Soccer Centre fields.

Note to parents: our ability to enter teams in Mixed, Boys or Girls U8 leagues is strictly dependant on the number of registrants. Please indicate your preference for your player at registration. Please also indicate your second preference gender group (boys can not play on a girls team).

City League U10 Soccer

This is the introduction to competitive soccer. It is a Developmental soccer program as the emphasis is on learning the skills of soccer as well as team game. The games will be played with six players a side on a full size indoor field. Scores and team standings are not kept. Boys and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other Organization/Club teams. Player evaluations may be required to determine placement on teams. Teams are entered in the appropriate divisions according to ability. Players will be expected to attend practices as well as approximately one game a week. Games will be scheduled for weekday evenings, as well as during the day on weekends. Teams do not participate in Provincials, Inter-Cities Championships or City Championships.

City League U12 Soccer

Boys and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other Organization/Club teams. Teams are entered in the appropriate divisions according to ability. Player evaluations and tryouts may be required to determine placement on teams. Players will be expected to attend practices as well as approximately one game a week. Games will be scheduled for weekday evenings, as well as during the day on weekends. Scores and team standings are kept to determine playoff position. According to team standing at the end of the playoffs, teams may have an opportunity to represent Calgary at the Provincials, Inter-Cities, or City Championships.

City League U14 Soccer

This program offers an alternative to the Zone soccer programs. Boys teams and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other organization/club teams. Teams are entered in the appropriate divisions according to ability. Player evaluations and tryouts may be required to determine placement on teams. Players will be expected to attend practices as well as approximately one game a week. Scores and team standings are kept, and determine playoff position. According to team standing at the end of the playoffs, teams may have an opportunity to represent Calgary at the Provincials, Inter-Cities, or City Championships.

City League U16 Soccer

This program offers an alternative to the Zone soccer programs. Boys teams and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other organization/club teams. Teams are entered in the appropriate divisions according to ability. Player evaluations and tryouts may be required to determine placement on teams. Players will be expected to attend practices as well as approximately one game a week. The games will be played with six players a side. Scores and team standings are kept, and determine playoff position. According to team standing at the end of the playoffs, teams may have an opportunity to represent Calgary at the Provincials, Inter-Cities, or City Championships.

City League U18 Soccer

This program offers an alternative to the Zone soccer programs. Boys teams and Girls teams will compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) league against other organization/club teams. Teams are entered in the appropriate divisions according to ability. Player evaluations and tryouts may be required to determine placement on teams. Players will be expected to attend practices as well as approximately one game a week. The games will be played with six players a side. Scores and team standings are kept, and determine playoff position. According to team standing at the end of the playoffs, teams may have an opportunity to represent Calgary at the Provincials, Inter-Cities, or City Championships.

Provincial Championships

Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) determines which Tiers/Divisions of U12 to U18 compete for Provincial Championships against teams from the entire province. The top two teams in each qualifying division participate in Provincials. To see when the competition takes place, more information can be found on CMSA's website under the team you are interested in and "Division Format".

Inter-Cities Championships

Inter-Cities Championships is for teams from Edmonton and Calgary and is run by EMSA/CMSA. Which Tiers/Divisions play in Inter-Cities is determined by EMSA/CMSA. The top two teams in the qualifying divisions participate in Inter-Cities. This is for age groups U12 to U18 only.