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Frequently Asked Questions

The Edmonton Drillers Youth Soccer club is a not for profit society. We provide programs on a cost recovery basis. Our costs are covered primarily by fees collected from players and annual and biannual fundraising events. Each season the Board of Directors reviews the costs of delivering our programs and builds a budget for the season. We compare our costs to other Clubs in EIYSA and in Edmonton, and review the fees charged for the past 3 years. ...and spent on the following general costs:
The Drillers will issue an income tax receipt for eligible fees equal to the total of the tryout and registration fees paid. Amounts paid for fundraising, uniform deposit, food donations and merchandise are not eligible fee. Amounts paid for tryouts for unsuccessful realist are not eligible fees. Receipts will only be issued for players who are under the age of 16 at the beginning of the calendar year (typically at the U16 and younger age categories).
The Edmonton Drillers Youth Soccer Club current policy for fee refunds is NO refund once the player has accepted a position on the team. The only exception to this rule is if there is a medical reason, which has developed since the player accepted a position of the team, which prohibits that player from continuing to play. A letter from a medical doctor must be provided to the club in order to obtain the refund.
There are opportunities to sponsor only one team or specific teams of your choice. This sponsorship is limited to two per team with the funds going directly to the sponsored team. Cost per team for one season: $1000
In most cases we can get back to all families quite quickly. In some cases it may take longer. So expect to be notified within 72 hours of the last tryout.
It is not necessary but recommended as it gives the technical team adequate opportunity to evaluate your child.
All players must tryout at their age appropriate tryout for the first session. At the session your child can let the technical group know that he/she is interested in being assessed at the higher level. This will be communicated to the coach of the higher level. The coach will invite he/she to the higher level after the first tryout if they feel they are competitive enough. Drillers do have a trialist policy where certain players from younger teams can play up when older teams are short players.
Long Term Player Development (LTPD) is a scientific model for athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. The Edmonton Drillers Youth Soccer Club has embraced LTPD as the backbone of the Club and has incorporated this model in Club programming and decision making. EIYSA Competency Based LTPD