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2022 Summer Programs

A summer full of soccer with Spartan. We have everything to suit your needs; COED programs running through the week, an EDSA Womens team, Majors and Masters teams, and Spartan Mens and Womens opens coming down the pipeline. Read more about them below.

  • More games per season than elsewhere
  • Season finals, trophy, medals, standings
  • Annual Spartan Championship in September
  • Annual Game of Trophies (GoT) in December
  • You can sub as requested for other teams without restrictions
  • Payment plans are offered
  • Team managers get fully enabled team management software
  • Want to improve? Check out our Adult, Youth, and Goalkeeper Training Programs

Keep Your Teams Together – Registration Is Open!

2022 Summer Programs
Spartan Championship Tournament: Sept 18, 2022

The Spartan Championships Tournament

Our original tourney that started us on Sept 16, 2017. 

This is event is set for Sept 18. You play 3 games back to back (see info below). This is a game of endurance and sportsmanship.

We will play exclusively at a turf stadium in St. Albert 2022. The venue has free parking, clean washrooms, and access to change rooms. Double level spectator stands for supporters, too. 

For those whom wish distractions while participants are playing, a scenic river valley path from the venue leading to a public park nearby with playground, washrooms, fire pits, and parking is an option. The downtown of St. Albert, filled with shops and amenities, is also just a block away from the park.

This will be open event for all residents of Alberta for Mens, Womens, COED, and Youth teams.  Spartan may change the formatting and structure depending upon number of teams registered. There are early bird pricing incentives detailed below.

Teams registered will take priority, but individual players looking to join a team is an option, too.  

Format

9v9, crossfield

2×25 minute games

3 games back to back for Gold, Silver, Bronze

Sub on the fly from center

16 players min on roster, max 25

Min 4 females if COED on roster

Min 2 females on pitch at all times if COED

Max fielded players 20

Teams must provide numbered matching jerseys or pinnies

Must provide image of kits/pinnies to Spartan

May be required to have alternative kit if Home team

Turf shoes are preferred on artificial turf

Players registered in the tourney can assist other teams if requested

Full gear, review rules: https://spartan.soccer/rules/

Bonus For All Participants

Food & libation specials at select locations in St. Albert during event dates

$30 credit for the Sub Pool program in Spartan

$30 Spartan credit with Spartan for future registrations

Fees & Early Bird Rates

Team regular fees: $1000

$100 off until Jul 29

Fee deadline: August 12

Any teams, if accepted after the deadline, will have late fees applied.

Link: Team Registration

Individual players looking for a team

Link: Player Looking For Team

If Currently Listed On Any Spartan team/Program since 2019/20

Reduced rates from $90/player as per below (not cumulative):

$30 off if on any Pre COVID team in 2019/2020 indoor season

$30 off if on any Spartan team (internal or external) since Jan 2021

$20 off if already in Sub Pool since Jan 2022

$10 off if already in Cohort Drop In since Jan 2022

Send email for the above pricing link: info@spartansoccer.ca

The Pandemic Cup Tournament: Sept 24/25, 2022

The Pandemic Cup Tournament (Rev Jul 19)

We heard you. Many of you did not want the double weekend tourney we promoted recently, but a single weekend as we did since 2017. Okay, we go back to that. Cash flow was an issue for many so we cut some things out and reduced the price. 

This is now set for Sept 24/25 for separate legs of the tourney on each day. For example, if you are COED, then all your games are done on one day for 3 hours of soccer (back to back games) and then it is done for your leg. Should more COED teams register to create a second leg, then they will play next day. Each leg will have its own trophy, medals, etc.

We will play exclusively at a turf stadium in St. Albert 2022. The venue has free parking, clean washrooms, and access to change rooms. Double level spectator stands for supporters, too. 

For those whom wish distractions while participants are playing, a scenic river valley path from the venue leading to a public park nearby with playground, washrooms, fire pits, and parking is an option. The downtown of St. Albert, filled with shops and amenities, is also just a block away from the park.

This will be open event for all residents of Alberta for Mens, Womens, COED, and Youth teams.  Spartan may change the formatting and structure depending upon number of teams registered. There are early bird pricing incentives detailed below.

Teams registered will take priority, but individual players looking to join a team is an option, too.  

Format

9v9, crossfield

2×25 minute games

3 games back to back for Gold, Silver, Bronze

Winning team gets the famous Spartan ‘300’ event jersey for each player on roster

Winning team gets the new signature champs cap for each player on roster

Sub on the fly from center

16 players min on roster, max 25

Min 4 females if COED on roster

Min 2 females on pitch at all times if COED

Max fielded players 20

Teams must provide numbered matching jerseys or pinnies

Must provide image of kits/pinnies to Spartan

May be required to have alternative kit if Home team

Turf shoes are preferred on artificial turf

Players registered in the tourney can assist other teams if requested

Full gear, review rules: https://spartan.soccer/rules/

Bonus For All Participants

Food & libation specials at select locations in St. Albert during event dates

$30 credit for the Sub Pool program in Spartan

$30 Spartan credit with Spartan for future registrations

Fees & Early Bird Rates

Team regular fees: $1000

$100 off until Jul 29

Fee deadline: August 12

Any teams, if accepted after the deadline, will have late fees applied.

Link: Team Registration Pandemic Cup 2022

Individual players looking for a team

Link: Single Player Pandemic Cup 2022

If Currently Listed On Any Spartan team/Program since 2019/20

Reduced rates from $90/player as per below (not cumulative):

$30 off if on any Pre COVID team in 2019/2020 indoor season

$30 off if on any Spartan team (internal or external) since Jan 2021

$20 off if already in Sub Pool since Jan 2022

$10 off if already in Cohort Drop In since Jan 2022

Send email for the above pricing link: info@spartansoccer.ca

Open Mens, Open Womens, COED

Outdoor Information

The format and structure differs slightly relative to our indoor versions.

OPEN Men or Women, COED

  • 9v9 format, up to 90 minutes
  • Turf based primarily, stadium lights as needed
  • Edmonton and St. Albert locations
  • 6:30PM or 7PM game starts
  • Late games finish by 10:15PM
  • Turf shoes required, shin guards, shorts, socks
  • Teams: must provide numbered and matching jerseys
  • COED: 2 minimum opposite gender on field at all times
  • COED: 4 minimum opposite gender on roster
  • COED: numbered matching pinnies are allowed
  • COED: 1 referee
  • COED: Sub on fly at mid line
  • OPEN: 2 referees
  • OPEN: Sub at referee call at mid line
  • OPEN: numbered matching jerseys only
  • 20 registered players at start of season for all teams. Max 25
  • Exemptions may be considered for highly committed teams for less than 20 players
  • Max 8 teams per division
  • Multi season (flight) summer: 8 games per season (flight)
  • 1 week break, then start new season
  • First flight: May 1 – Jun 24
  • Second flight: Jul 4 – Aug 26
  • Third flight: Sep 5 – Oct 28
  • Players of these league teams can sub any Spartan Soccer league game free
  • Drop In or Cohort program included free

Deadlines

All deposits and payments can be made online via our secure portal only.

If team rep is paying for team fees:

First Flight

Mar 1: $800 deposit

Apr 1: $1200 Balance due

Second Flight

May 1: $800 deposit

Jun 1: $1200 Balance due

Third Flight

Jul 1: $800 deposit

Aug 1: $1200 Balance due

If players pay team fees directly to Spartan:

First Flight

Mar 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Apr 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Second Fight

May 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Jun 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Third Flight

Jul 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Aug 1: 10 players registered and paid in full

Sub Pool

Sub Pool

We bring back our famous Sub Pool from COVID hibernation. This allows you to test drive Spartan, check out teams, and be recruited for an existing team. Another great way to get back into a competitive game structure if you’ve been absent, or returning from an injury, or just shopping for a regular team. This allows for lifestyle flexibility without commitment.

  • Small annual registration fee connects you for a full year to Spartan
  • Per game rate allows you to pay and play when you can
  • You can play on any team when requested
  • Once you join a team, then all you per games fees are applied to your team fees
  • Rapid online secure payment system is easy
  • 2022 fees are $30/year and $10/game
Drop In

We have upgraded the system we built during COVID that was enjoyed by almost 300 participants. This is a great entry level program for recreational level footie, or for those looking to get more weekly action and solid cardio. The platform does not include you in the Sub Pool for competitive play. It is designed for a casual starting point into soccer in a fun, safe setting with soccer mentors.

  • Grass fields at various locations in Edmonton and St. Albert
  • Pinnies, cones, flags, and soccer equipment are provided for use at game time
  • Shin guards and cleats are recommended, but not required
  • 3x week
  • $10/game
  • Option: $30/month and unlimited games
  • Format ranges from 6 vs. 6 up to 12 vs. 12
  • No goalies, and a fun-first atmosphere, pylon/flag nets (and max. shooting area) to limit hard blasts
  • An online payment plan will offered or a drop in fee
  • Warmup music, flags, markers and practice/game balls also provided
  • *Registered participants in the Open or Coed leagues can also get this program include free
    Adult Training & Youth Community Option

    A huge risk since the pandemic is the wane in player skills and conditioning. As such, we have decided to focus on that drop in skills and conditioning with a new program (while still keeping players safer than running a full/regular season). 

    This also serves as a great introduction to soccer for those wishing to test it out and be more prepared. Can also be a couples night!

    Another option is for youth to play at community level soccer if they joined the sport later, were absent for a while, or did not pursue competitive level but wanted to continue. This program can get them on a track to renew enjoyment, or refresh skills to keep playing soccer regardless of objective. We believe nothing makes a game better than when you can play it better. This is suitible for ages 12-15.

    Spartan Soccer has developed a new option that focuses on small and exclusive soccer groups solidified as pods or packs.

    This program debuted in 2021 for small groups 12 (pods) will be coached by one individual or group of 20 (pack) will have two coaches. These groups only play amongst themselves and have a coach to train them during the session (with warmup, training drills, scrimmages and post training/cooldowns).

    Join either of these groups on Tuesday or Friday for a 10 week training course designed to improve you, or if you join as a team, to make you more effective as a team when you decide to enter league play later in Spartan or any other league.

    Players gain the benefit of rapid improvement and refresher of diminished skills from the past 24+ months. Coaches will provide group and individualized  training focused on targets and improved team dynamics. The end result is a stronger team upon return to regular season play.

    It also becomes a “launch point” for players that currently aren’t part of an existing team; it will prime them to become a team during the sessions and then migrate to regular league play.

    All programs are offered as either gender based or COED. Ages 16+ can join any adult program.

    Requirements:

    • All participants must be at least double vaccinated or whatever the latest Alberta Health Services (AHS) mandates.
    • Each pod/pack has 12/20 players registered:
      – The 12 pod runs on Fridays; and
      – The 20 pack runs Tuesdays.
    • A portion of sessions may be in a gym following a futsal format (and is more training focused).
    • A portion of sessions may be in a turf-based or boarded venue (and is more scrimmage focused).

    Session Information (60 minutes with a coach):

    • Training will be 1x per week.
    • Boards are not being used in training or games (focus is within the marked lines).
    • Each session’s format includes:
      – pregame warmup and preparations;
      – training and skill enhancement;
      – a full scrimmage; and
      – post training/cooldown and review.
    • Training includes: conditioning, skills development, tactics and strategies.

    Program fees:

    • Adults (Tuesday or Friday evenings):10 sessions
      • Pod of 12 (1 coach and 12 player limit)
        • $2020/team or $179/player
      • Pack of 20 (2 coaches and 20 player limit)
        • $2620/team or $139/player
    • Youth (Weekends only, one session per week): 10 sessions
      • Pod of 12 (1 coach and 12 player limit)
        • $2020/team or $179/player
      • Pack of 20 (2 coaches and 20 player limit)
        • $2620/team or $139/player

     We offer a 100% refund if you are not fully satisfied with our program. We guarantee you will become a strong, better player or your money back.

    Goalkeeper Training

    All sessions (youth and adults are combined) are split into four to six 15-minute segments depending on the number of participants. Instructors will adjust to customized one-on-one training that includes: warm up, strength, plyometric, endurance and skill portions (up to three repetitions per session).

    Sessions can be customized for participants in advance if trainers are informed on specific needs so they can create a proper development plan. Otherwise, the trainers will customize sessions during the course based upon the skills of the participants.

    Wide-range of Skill Options

    The trainers have all the necessary training and equipment to accommodate all skill levels. Basic skills to more advanced and complicated movements will be assessed and trained so that all participants will succeed in our programs. Instruction sessions may have different trainers during the week, but the trainers collaborate together with a specialized program for each participant.

    A typical session would consist of:
    – warm-up;
    – basic handling, catching and distribution (teaching or refreshment of technique);
    – drills incorporating skill focus for the session (e.g., angles, high-balls, crosses, tipping, throwing, kicking, reaction, etc.);
    – drills focused on footwork/positioning and basic diving;
    – free shooting style drills; and
    – cool-down.

    The sessions will be dependent on who is being trained (and their skill levels), as well as what makes sense for the group to work on or what they want the focus to be.

    Goal Keeper Training—Basics, Brushing Up and Advanced

    This program is ideal for those looking to learn this challenging position, and for those looking to dust off their skills and keep active. It is a great opportunity to step into the position and learn basic to advanced skills without the pressure of getting thrown in net because your regular goalkeeper couldn’t make it.

    Suitable for:
    • people who have soccer experience (even if it was a long time ago);
    • coaches wanting to learn hands-on basics of goalkeeper training;
    • individuals focused on improving conditioning;
    • those looking to develop new skills; and/or
    • individuals looking to refresh existing techniques (especially after not playing for an extended time).

    Youth Training

    We are focused on grassroots soccer and options for custom training and advanced skills. Training is completed via small groups.

    Participating in small group/class sizes allows for more one-on-one training, and this helps to better integrate your child into the exciting world of soccer at the grassroots level. On a more advanced level, our coaches provide additional strategic training that helps to accelerate development. We build upon our premise that soccer training should be ongoing, while still giving the flexibility for everyone’s unique lifestyles (other sports participation, time commitments and other extra-curricular activities, etc.).

    Spartan Soccer (youth) programs are set up as monthly basis. If your child is new to soccer, or you wish to see how our system works and compare it to other leagues or programs; try us for a month and see if it suits your child. The youth program is set up to run two or three days a week (evening) training, culminating with a game on the weekend. 

    Grassroots (ages 6 – 10)

    This program is designed to introduce children new to soccer, as well as those looking to carry on with an existing interest in having fun. The focus is on a less competitive environment while still developing skills and confidence.

    Typically, children will play soccer only during sessions, but they may practice when prompted by parent or friends. One never knows the potential of any child that finds joy in soccer and their interest in developing their skills into a more advanced level. We believe every child has this potential and strive to cultivate that joy.

    Advanced (ages 8 – 11)

    This program is designed for children that are excited about soccer and are self-motivated to train at home with little prompting. These children also play soccer outside of training sessions with parents and friends. At this level, we explore and cultivate if a child is interested and inclined to enjoy participating at more competitive levels; and if the club route is part of their destination as they grow, they will develop skills and confidence to perform at an advanced level. And regardless, they will have fun.

    This program is offered as a mixed class or will be separated into boys and girls (the final count of registrants will determine the outcome).

    We often find many parents who play also want their children to play—and our youth programs will coincide with times and locations of the Spartan Soccer adult programs. We want to make this as flexible as possible to allow as many participants in both (adult and youth) programs.

    Advanced Programs

    All other higher levels of training are on hold for 2022.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • I want to make a team but I don’t want the hassle of chasing down fees

    Each player can pay online towards team fees as an option. You don’t chase anyone.

    • That’s pretty cool you came up with the 4 week, 2x games/week as a season called a flight

    Thanks, we think so, too. But… what’s your question?

    • What if some of my roster drop out or can’t afford the player fees?

    Recruit and replace. We manage a wait list, too.

    • What if our team can only play 2 of the 5 flights?

    That can be done. We designed the program to best handle the pandemic uncertainties whilst giving max game time for players in concentrated pockets.

    • I registered my team elsewhere, but we want Spartan now.

    We hear that often and thanks. Can you get a refund? We have rapid onboarding to help your team join.

    • 18 players required?

    No, you can have a smaller roster.

    • Can I have more than 18?

    No, but you can recruit more players and replace as needed for each flight of games.

    • Can I charge players more than what is posted towards the team fee?

    You charge what you want. Be upfront with your players.

    • Can I subsidize the team fees and spread the balance amongst players?

    Yes and we can set it up as you wish for online player payments.

    • What if there is a shutdown mid way through a flight?

    We delay until they allow us to continue.

    • How does a shut down overlap with the next flight?

    It doesn’t. Unplayed games per flight are applied against the next flight.

    • What if the whole summer season is under pandemic and we only play 1 month?

    That’s why we devised the flight concept so that we can pivot quickly, enjoy games in a compressed format, and bunker down as per AHS.

    • Do our players get to play for free in the cohort program on the other days?

    Yes.

    • Do the players in the cohort program get to play as a sub on our team if we’re short?

    No. The cohort players would need to upgrade. You can recruit them.

    • I have a team of 12, how does the team fee work?

    The team fee doesn’t change.