Friday, November 11, 2011

Pictures Finally!!!

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post this pictures! I have been meaning to for months and finally got around to it this weekend!  Almost time to start thinking about next year!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Final Soccer Night for U4-U8 is a tentative GO for June 23rd

The forecast is calling for Thunderstorms tonight, but the weather seems to be holding for now.  As this our last night, we're going to call tonight's games as a GO.  As usual, should it be pouring at 6pm we'll make a call on the field if we need to cancel at the last minute.

Coaches, please make sure you get your team equipment bags and nets to me after tonight's games.  I will be at the lockers by the tennis courts at 6:35pm and 7:35pm after all the games (as I'm also coaching, I'll do my best to get there asap after the games).

If tonight ends up being cancelled, please call me at 403-230-7987 to arrange getting the bags and nets to me.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

U4-U8 Soccer is a GO for June 21st

As of now, the weather looks good for tonight's game.  There is a chance of a thunderstorm, but hopefully it will come before or after our game time. 

If it's pouring at 6pm, we'll make a call on the field about cancelling the night.
Just one more soccer night after this - the mini-tournament on Thursday, June 23rd.  Thursday's weather looks good at this point.

Coaches, if you want to turn in your equipment bags and nets tonight, meet me by the side of the community centre by the tennis courts at 7:35pm.  We can pull out what we need for the mini-tournament on Thursday.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

U4-U8 Soccer cancelled for June 16th

The rain shows no sign of letting up, and it is quite cold out there.

It is with great regret that we have to cancel U4-U8 Soccer tonight.  The parents were looking forward to playing against the kids tonight.

A reminder that Saturday is the season-ending gathering at the Rosedale Community Centre between 11am-1pm.  Please let Kim know if you will be attending.

As well, we started a week late this year, so we still have games on June 21st and 23rd next week.  Thursday June 23rd will be the final night Mini Tournament.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Soccer is on for June 14th, but keep an eye on the weather

While the forecast indicates the chance of a thunderstorm, the weather appears to be holding.

We're going to call tonight's game as a GO for tonight. If it's raining in 3 hours, we'll make a call on the field.

A reminder that tonight is Team Photo night, so teams be ready with some smiles!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

U4-U8 Soccer is on for June 9th

The sun is shining, and the forecast looks great for tonight's games. Please remember sunscreen for tonight, as the sun should be out in full force.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

U4-U8 Soccer is on for May 31st

The forecast is for clear skies tonight, so soccer is on for tonight, May 31st.

Parents please note that the mosquitos are out in full force this year due to the wet spring. If your child is particularly susceptible to bug bites, it might be a good idea to apply some bug spray for tonight's games.

See everyone on the field,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soccer Cancelled for May 26th - U4-U8

I think it's safe to say that there will be no soccer for the U4-U8's tonight, with the rain showing no signs of letting up.

My apologies for the confusion about Tuesday, May24th. My original understanding was that I was only to post if soccer was cancelled. I realize now that with nights like Tuesday where the weather isn't perfect, this approach can be confusing.

So, from now on, I will be sure to post something every day on soccer nights at 3pm, rain or shine! Hopefully this will help everyone moving forward.

Thanks again for your patience.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

U8 Coaches Meeting - Next Game(when the rains stops!)

I menat to post this before I left for vacation ... it is very nice here in Hawaii ;-) ... but could all the U8 coaches meet 15 minutes before the next game (looking at the Calgary weather and rain seems to be in the near and long term forecast) to discuss potential changes to the teams. Now that a couple of games have been played, it is obvious that a couple of teams are significantly stronger than others and some parents have asked for some changes to make it fun for everyone. I think the coaches have a pretty good idea how to modify the teams so I am leaving it up to you guys!



Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19th Soccer U4-U8 cancelled for tonight

We've been keeping an eye on the weather, and the forecast has just been changed to thunderstorm warning for early evening.

The fields are very wet, so it's best that we cancel U4-U8 soccer for tonight!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Soccer Start CANCELLED due to storms!

Well, I'm definitely being tested on my first night...

We've decided to cancel tonight's Soccer night due to these unpredictable thunderstorms and cold weather.

My apologies for calling this so late - I'm learning!

Thursday's weather report looks really good, so we should be fine for then.


We're a GO for tonight's first soccer night

The sun has come out, and it's warming up nicely outside so we are ready for the first Rosedale soccer night for 2011.

Coaches, please meet me at the side of the Rosedale Community Centre near the tennis courts where I will provide you with your equipment bag. U4 Coaches will be met at 5:45, and U6/U8 coaches at 6:15pm.

Please don't forget to check the Snack Schedule posted on the left; I believe all the coaches are providing snack on the first night.

See you tonight,

Keeping an eye on the weather for May 3rd start!

Hi all,

I'm keeping an eye on the weather this afternoon, and will make a call about cancelling tonight's first soccer night at 3pm.

The Weather Office is calling for chances of thunderstorms, but clearing in the evening so we'll see what happens in the next hour.

Please bear with me, as this is my first time making the calls to cancel or not. I know we're all eager to get out on the soccer field!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

2011 Schedules and Team Lists Now Updated!!

I have just loaded all of the schedules for the upcoming season. The U14 and U16/U18 schedules are still in draft format but should be finalized at the end of the month.

Thank you to Todd Houston for volunteering to be our Field Co-ordinator for the U4 to U8 teams for the upcoming season! Todd will meet everyone behind the Rosedale Community Centre to distribute the team bags (with jerseys) on the first night (Tuesday, May 3). Thank-you so much Todd for volunteering! Todd will also be our weather watcher for the U4 to U8 and will post on this website by 3:00 pm on game day if the evening matches will be cancelled.

Let's hope for better weather this year!

Have a great season everyone!

Kimberley Watson

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

U10 and U12 Start Dates

There has been some confusion on start dates. U10s will begin their season this week and U12 next week. Coaches shuld be in contact with you directly and the schedules have been posted under your age group at the left side.

Have great season!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Schedules and Team Lists will be posted soon!

Thank-you to all of you for being patient as I am doing a lot of work behind the scenes and will be posting team schedules and lists by the end of this week. I am still finalizing some of the coaching positions and the ICHL is busy preparing the schedules. Here is an update on start dates: U4/U6/U8 - Starting Tuesday, May 2nd, 2011 U10 - Starting Thursday, April 21, 2011 U12 and above - Practices starting the week of May 2nd, games starting May 16th, 2011 Tentative schedules for U10 Boys/Girls have been submitted to the coaches for review. Here's hoping for some warmer weather!!! Kim

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Late Registration is now closed!

Almost all teams are now full. We are still looking for 2 - 4 U10 Girls so if you are interested, please contact asap.

Couple of changes to play times:

U10 Girls: Tues practice & Thursday game at 6:30 pm
U10 Boys: Tues practice & Thursday game at 6:30 pm
U12 Mixed: Mon & Wed games at 6:15 pm (practice day TBC by coach)
U14 Girls: Mon & Wed games at 7:30 - 8:45 pm (practice day TBC by coach)
U14 Boys: Tues & Thursday games at 7:30- 8:45 pm (practice day TBC by coach)
U16/18 Mixed: Tues & Thurs games (practice day TBC by coach)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Regisitration is now ready to go!

Thanks to all of you for being so patient! The system is up and running!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soccer Registration postponed until tomorrow...

In trying to make things easier with offering on-line payment, I have made things more difficult! It is anticipated that all issues will be resolved by tomorrow by 1 pm.... I will keep updating the blog as soon as I know what is going on myself!

Thanks for being patient with me on these new changes!


Soccer Registration tonight....

Sorry everyone, there were issues with the online payment. Registration will be open at 8 pm tonight!


Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Outdoor Soccer Registration - Starts Feb 1st at 6 pm

Full program details are available to the left and on the prior blog post (scroll down). Please read the following important information, prior to clicking on the registration link below. This link will not be active until 6 pm!

Important Information

IF YOUR EMAIL HAS CHANGED since you registered last year, please email me at or call at (403) 620-2458 to update your file. The system requires a correct email address so it can send you your password.

WAIVER AND PAYMENT: We are very pleased to offer on-line payment options this year (Visa and Mastercard). Waiver forms are NOT required to be dropped off if you pay with credit card. If you pay by cheque, you will be emailed a waiver form. This form needs to be signed and returned your payment to 1221 - 5th Street NW (not the community hall) - place in my mailbox by February 28th to secure your spot. Only when your payment is received will your registration be considered complete.

UNIFORMS: Each player in U10 or higher is required to purchase a jersey which is NOWincluded in the registration fees (provide your own black shorts/socks).


VOLUNTEERS: Our program is run solely by volunteers so we require your help! Unlike other communities we do not implement a No Volunteer fee. If we do not get enough help - the program simply will not run.

TRAVEL: As a reminder the U10 and older programs will require travel to other communities for games.SPACE IS LIMITED and registration is first come, first served. If a team is full you will be placed on a waiting list. We try not to turn anyone away and if one team is full we will endeavour to make a second team. We are restricted however by field space and volunteers.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Kim Watson at 403-620-2458 or via email,

2010 Outdoor Season Tax Receipts

If you wish to receive 2010 tax receipts for your children, please follow the directions at the link below:

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Outdoor Soccer Registration!

It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! Outdoor Soccer registration is scheduled to start at 6 pm on February 1st and will close March 7, 2011.

Rosedale Soccer is a community based soccer program for U4 through U18. A valid community membership is required. If you do not have a membership, the system will automatically add it. The cost is $25 for Rosedale Residents and $30 for out of community residents

We are hoping to have our on-line payment option available for registration this year, so please be patient with me as we attempt this process! As well, we are starting a week later and run a week longer to coincide with the school calendar! Hopefully this will resolve some of our "weather" cancellations early in the season last year!

Just a reminder: This is also a volunteer based program, so please make sure you sign up for many of the volunteer roles available to you!

Full program details are provided on the age group links on the left however I have outlined some highlights below:

Program Fees:
U4 - $35.00 (includes t-shirt and medal)
U6 -
$55.00 (includes t-shirt and medal)
U8 - $60.00 (includes t-shirt and medal)
U10s and older - $80.00 (includes Jersey)

All players must also have a valid Rosedale Community Membership. If you do not have a membership the system will automatically add it to your registration. The fee is $25 for Rosedale residents and $30 for out of community families.

Age Groups: The registration system will automatically place you in the correct group.
U4 - 2007
U6 - 2006, 2005
U8 - 2004, 2003
U10 - 2002, 2001
U12 - 2000,1999
U14 - 1998, 1997
U16 - 1996, 1995
U18 - 1994, 1993

Program Calendar
U4 - Tuesday/Thursday - 6:00 to 6:30
U6 & U8 - Tuesday/Thursday - 6:30 to 7:30
U10 - Tuesday/Thursday - 6:30 to 7:30
U12 - Monday/Wednesday - 6:30 to 7:30
U14 Girls - Monday/Wednesday - 7:30 to 8:45
U14 Boys - Tuesday/Thursday - 7:30 to 8:45
U16/U18 Mixed - Tuesday/Thursday to 7:30 - 8:45

Season Start:
U4/U6/U8 - Tuesday May 3 until Thursday June 30, 2011
U10 and older - Expected to begin the week of May 2nd, normally runs until the end of June – dates to be confirmed by the league