Welcome to Soccer! RMSA Guide to Playing Standards, Accessibility and Inclusion.

Rimbey Minor Soccer Association is committed to helping any/all players that want to play to find a place to play! 

We support both coed and gender specific teams and house leagues and will coordinate with neighbouring communities to help kids find a place to play. 

Welcoming and Open to Everyone:

Our organization is non-denominational and is open to all cultures, genders, and religions.   Coaches are encouraged to be respectful of gender and cultural issues among their players.  

Should a specific issue arise (eg. cultural, gender-based etc) parents are encouraged to contact rimbeyminorsoccer@gmail.com

Coaches are encouraged to review the CSA Guide to Accessibility and Inclusion when entering our organization. 


Financial support:

Should families have financial concerns, RMSA has the capacity to partner with Kids in Sports  (local contact information below) 

Kids in Sport:

Kids in Sport of Rimbey are here to help out kids who are not able to take part in sports and most activities in our community because of present financial difficulties in their homes.

To request financial assistance parents, coaches or kids are required to write Kids in Sports a brief letter, text or email outlining the situation causing the need, the sport or activity, and the amount required to participate.  Parents are to include a phone number/email of the contact person such as the coach or facility where the money is to be paid, as we do not pay to the kids or families directly.

Kids in Sports will respond soon after with what we can do to help out, all names are kept in confidence.  We gratefully accept donations in cash or cheque so that we can continue to help out kids in our community stay active and fit.

CONTACT:  Mark Grundy, 403-963-8596 or grumnt@hotmail.com


Playing Standards and RMSA Long Term Player Development: 

Here is a link to the grassroots community playing standards set out by Canada Soccer: Canada Soccer Grassroots Playing Standards


For travel league U9+: 

-all travel HEAD coaches are either certified or are in the process of grassroots certification for the appropriate age group they work with (FUNDAMENTALS, LEARN TO TRAIN, SOCCER FOR LIFE)

-practices and games are in line with ASA and CASA’s standards for player numbers, fields and net sizes for the appropriate age. 

For house league u5-u9: 

Rimbey Minor Soccer Association (RMSA) uses the “Preferred Training Model” (PTM).  This PTM model has been proven to enhance player development and retention AND has a higher success rate in engaging and retaining volunteer coaches.   The PTM model allows RMSA to have Tuesday nights focused on training and Thursday nights as game night.   

Training nights will be setup using a “station rotation” approach (per age group) where volunteer coaches will pick one to two “stations” and run the drills for the season. The players will be split into groups and will rotate through the stations on training night. RMSA has a Technical Coordinator (lead coach) that works with the CASA Technical Director and will support the rest of the coaches through training, providing technical material and support throughout the season to coaches. 

Stations include the following and optimal group sizes (per age groups) will range from 6-8 players:

  • General Movement
  • Physical Literacy
  • Ball Mastery
  • Passing/Shooting
  • Small Games

Game nights are setup where players warm up (10 minutes) and then play games as follows. The coaches from the training night will support the teams on game night:

  • U5: 20 minute games, 3v3 (no goalies), size 3 balls
  • U7: 30 minute games, 3v3 (no goalies), size 3 balls
  • U9: 40 minute games, 5v5 up to 7v7 (with goalies/keepers), size 4 balls

Other information about our House Program: 

-our typical coach to player ratio is 5 to 1 for U5, 7-8 to 1 for U7, and typically 8-10 to for U9

-our coaches are either certified through grassroots program or are overseen by a certified coach

-all coaches have a valid/current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check. 

-our fields are checked over prior to starting house league by our coordinator and our coaches. 

-our club is inclusive and works with Kids in Sports to try and get all families on our fields. 

-our program adheres to CASA’s code of conduct and ethics documents and has a zero bullying policy. 

-our typical field sizes are:

  • U9 mini fields. Width 28-33 Metres by Length 37 - 50 Metres
  • U5 and U7 (pylons set up for temporary mini fields) : approximately 20 x 25 meters  for U5, and  20 x 30 for U7


For more information contact rimbeyminorsoccer@gmail.com

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