EMSA’s Objectives and Bylaws clearly outline its intentions and goals. These objectives are as follows:
- To promote, develop and govern Minor Soccer in the City of Edmonton referred to as District (8) by the Alberta Soccer Association.
- To foster and encourage good character and sportsmanship, in all participants, through the principals of fair play.
- To ensure the welfare and fulfillment of each individual player.
The affairs of the Association are managed by Volunteer Zone Directors and an Elected Board of Directors. These directors are elected by our membership at an Annual General Meeting. Elected officers include President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Director of Constitution, two Directors at Large, EMSA Club Director, Volunteer Representatives from each of the six Edmonton Soccer Zones ( South Zone, South West Zone, West Zone, Spruce Grove Zone, North Zone and St. Albert Zone) also hold a place on the EMSA Board of Directors. The total number of Directors is 14, all of which have full voting status.
EMSA currently has 7 full time staff including a General Manager, U8 – U11 Club Director, U13 – U19 Club Director, Community League Director, Registrar, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist and Office Coordinator. This staff is responsible for carrying out the wishes of the EMSA Board of Directors and maintaining seasonal programs for participants in our program. EMSA also relies heavily on its valued volunteers, which helps keep administrative expenses low.
EMSA is the largest Minor Soccer Association in Alberta and is affiliated with and recognized by the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (E.F.C.L), the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) & the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). EMSA is also recognized as a non-for-profit organization under The Societies Act.