Our executive has been closely following the fight against the world-wide global COVID-19 pandemic. Our regular soccer season runs from early May to early July. It appears we will all be following the recommendations of public health officials well into our regular season. Our executive has therefore decided to cancel our 2020 soccer season.
We will, however, continue our efforts to make improvements to our small and medium soccer fields. This work is being made possible by the donors we met at Rotary’s 100 Elliot Laker’s Who Care fundraising event. When life begins to get back to normal we will be out on the fields installing permanent lines and new soccer goals. Hopefully we will have them in place for the start of the new school year in September.
Everyone needs to do their part to help fight the spread of the virus. Stay home. Go out only when necessary to get supplies. Stay two meters apart from the people you encounter. Wear a mask, if possible, to help protect others. Seek medical help if you are feeling sick. Wash your hands often. Use your computer and phone to reach out to family and friends. We will all get through this together. Stay healthy and safe.
Rotary's 100 Elliot Lakers Who Care
We were unsuccessful with our pitch. Congratulations to Paul Eldon's group and his pitch to upgrade the basketball courts. The event was not without some benefit to ELMSA. We were approached by a few people who offered to help with donations to our cause. As a result we are going ahead with our plans to get the small and medium soccer fields permanently lined. We are currently working on this and hope to be installing the new lines over the summer.
When is soccer normally run?
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for players aged 3 to 9 years old.
Players aged 10 and older will be on the field from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
What do players need to participate?
All players will need soccer shoes, shin guards, and comfortable shorts for running.
A team jersey will be provided by your player’s coach on the first night.
We also have a bin of donated shoes for players who have had trouble finding soccer shoes.
Please feel free to donate any equipment your players have outgrown.
U9 Division – All jerseys used by U9 teams must be returned. ELMSA has had difficulty finding sponsors to buy the jerseys used by this division and needs to use them for several seasons. If we need to keep replacing jerseys our registration fee will have to increase. Please return your jersey to help keep soccer costs low. Jerseys can be returned at the field on the last day, or at the Ruben Yli-Juuti Centre Municipal pool during normal pool hours.
U5 Division - Tim Horton’s have been a very generous sponsor to ELMSA for many seasons. They have supplied the entire U5 division with jerseys, shorts, socks, and soccer balls. They have also asked us to allow the players to keep their uniform and ball.
Soccer is held on the fields next to the Elliot Lake Secondary School.
Teams practice on Mondays and Wednesdays. The U5 and U9 players are on the field from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The older players and Traveling Teams practice from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Elliot Lake Minor Soccer is a not-for-profit non-competitive fun league.
We encourage participation, skill development, and most of all - fun.
The players are divided into 3 age groups: ages 3-5, ages 6-9, & ages 10 and up.
They play on 3 different sized fields at Elliot Lake Secondary School.
The Coaches and Executive members are all volunteers.
Our funding comes mostly from registration fees with occasional donations from our sponsors.