Almonte Soccer Club is an organization based in Mississippi Mills, Ontario which aims to provide organized soccer to players of all ages. We provide a “grass roots” soccer program with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and supporters within our community.
Almonte Soccer Club is a “not for profit” organization incorporated in the Province of Ontario.
Almonte Soccer Club is governed by a constitution and by-laws and is a member of the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association (EODSA). Our members elect a Board of Directors who ensures the club meets operational guidelines set out in our constitution and meets the requirements of EODSA membership.
In addition to running a house league for our youngest players, the club enters teams into the Goulbourn Lanark Soccer League (GLSL), the East Region Soccer League (ERSL), and the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League (OCSL).
The clubs strategic decisions and day-to-day operations are guided by its Mission Statement, which states:
“To provide an opportunity for any person to play organized soccer at recreation and competitive levels whenever possible, and to assist participants in reaching their potential through the provision of programs for developing players, coaches and referees in the Town of Almonte and its surrounding area.”
Age groups are based on the player’s age as of January 1st. For example, a player who is 5 years old on January 1st of the current year belongs to the under 6 (U6) age group.
Soccer School is an in-house program and represents the clubs entry age group for players. Soccer School aims to provide an environment for players and parents to have a whole lot of fun while the players learn running, balance and movement. Occasionally, small-sided games of soccer are played with an emphasis on participation and fun.
Emphasis is placed on fun first, movement and coordination second, and soccer last. This is an important step in a player’s development, whatever sport he/she wishes to pursue in later years, and it is essential that at least one parent be present at Soccer School to participate with the player and help with the program (please remember that the club is not providing a daycare service).
The U7 to U8 recreational soccer program operates through the Goulbourn-Lanark Soccer League (GLSL). Its goal is to continue to develop the players understanding of the game, field of play and the rules by playing games against other teams in the league. GLSL Recreational Soccer players are introduced to ball skills and team tactics specific to soccer.
During the GLSL recreational soccer season, players will have the opportunity to play games against teams from other clubs.
Emphasis at this age is to help players learn to get a feel for the ball, to gain control and skill in various areas such as passing, dribbling and receiving a pass. This is an important step in a player’s development, whatever sport he/she wishes to pursue in later years.
The Recreational Program is where the majority of the clubs players play.
Teams are formed from the registered players and entered into the age/gender specific division’s setup by the Goulbourn-Lanark Soccer League (GLSL) for mini-soccer and full-field soccer.
The Competitive Program provides an opportunity for skilled players to play on a more competitive team with other players of similar ability.
Teams are not necessarily formed at every age/gender due to the size of our club. If there is no team in this program for you to play, the clubs Technical Director can provide advice on opportunities to play with other clubs.
Teams are formed in this program following tryouts of the players that have pre-registered for competitive soccer. The club will assess the viability of a team based on the number of players and skill level of the players. It is the clubs policy to ensure that teams entered into competitive leagues are capable of competing at this level.
Tryouts for competitive teams are usually held in February and we require that player registration be completed prior to the tryout.
Adult programs exist for men and women in the open age group, over 30 and over 40 for women, over 35 and over 50 for men.
Teams are entered into the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League (OCSL) and the Goulbourn-Lanark Soccer League (GLSL).
Soccer Camps and Clinics are usually run by a 3rd party and facilitated by the Almonte Soccer Club. Programs will be posted on this website as they are organized.
Almonte Soccer Club partners with the Town of Mississippi Mills and the Civitan Club to provide soccer fields in and around the Town of Almonte.
Throughout this website you will see references to three leagues, the Goulbourn Lanark Soccer League (GLSL); the East Region Soccer League (ERSL); and the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League (OCSL). The clubs responsibility is to register its membership in the leagues, form teams from its registered members and enter teams into the appropriate league/divisions. The leagues determine divisions and game schedules and host results and standings on their respective websites.
The GLSL is a recreational league where the majority of our players play soccer. The GLSL operates divisions for youth players age U9 to U18 and divisions for ladies over 30 and over 40 years of age.
The ERSL hosts teams that are designated “competitive” by the Ontario Soccer Association for players age U10 to U21. In addition, the league operates a development division for competitive level U9 players.
The OCSL hosts adult teams from clubs in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.
Player registration for the summer season opens in January. The club offers discounted rates for early registration and a discount on recreational fees for large families. Early registration is encouraged through our discounted fees – the earlier we know the number of players, the earlier we can determine our teams and the least amount of workload for our valuable volunteers.
Registration is available online, payment can be made by credit card, Interac e-transfer and by mail.
If you have any question, please contact our Registrar at email@example.com.
With the generous support of our members and sponsors, Almonte Soccer Club is able to offer registration assistance to residents of Mississippi Mills through the “Leave No Player Behind” program. The program aims to ensure players are not denied the opportunity to play because of our registration fees. If you would like assistance paying for registration, please contact the club treasurer. If you would like to make a donation to the program, please login to our registration system or contact the treasurer directly.