Last Updated on Wednesday July 17th at 11:02 am.
Soccer has wrapped up for the U5 and U9 players.
Coach Chris and some of the U13 players have elected to keep going on Monday and Wednesdays.
A BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers and coaches who helped make this season happen. We hope to see you again next season. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Coaches - Thanks again for volunteering your time.
U9 players - Please remember drop your shirt off at the desk at the pool if you have not already handed it in. We have a collection bin there for our jerseys. We need them returned for use next season.
Games will be cancelled if there is heavy rain, lightning, or thunder.
Players aged 3 to 9 years old meet at 6:30 pm on the ELSS soccer field.
Players aged 10 years old and older meet at 7:30 pm.
Late Registration on the soccer field has ended. We no longer have space to accept players into the U5 division. We are still able to register players aged 6 to 13 years old. Please use email or the Contact Us section of this website to make arrangements to register your player.
Registration at the Ruben Yli-Juuti Centre Municipal Pool has finished for the season.
The registration fee is $65 per player - same as last season. Click on our Registration section for more detailed information. Our 2019 Registation form can be veiwed and downloaded from that page.
When is soccer?
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 outgrow
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.
This season we are continuing with the changes made last year.
Our U5 division (players aged 3 to 5 years old) will be sorted onto one of four teams. These teams will then follow a modified version of Ontario Soccer's Grassroots Active Start program. Each practice will have the players rotating through two of four workstations and then playing a game of soccer. The workstations will have players doing fun games and activities that will teach them the skills they need to succeed in soccer.
Our U9 division (players 6 to 9 years old) will also be sorted into four teams and will follow Ontario Soccer's Grassroots FUNdamentals program. They will also rotate through two of four workstations and play a soccer game. Both the workstations and game will take place on the soccer field they are assigned to that night. We will not be asking parents and players to switch between fields.
We have big changes planned this season for our players aged 10 years old and older.
We are hoping enough players join that we can divide them into three or four teams that would play locally against each other. No travel required for our regular season. Players would do drills that will follow Ontario Soccer's Grassroots Learn to Train program and then play a game.
Over the past few years we have tried to build a league across the communities in our area to play soccer. We will hold a meeting during the soccer season to see if there is any interest in creating a team that will travel through the summer to play in nearby communities for game days and occasional tournaments.
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.
We are hoping to start Wednesday May 23rd. Soccer will run till the wrap up on Wednesday July 10th. Traveling Teams will run longer - until shortly after the first week of August.
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.