TRSA is hiring!

Are you a motivated, self-directed individual looking for a work from home position with flexible hours and good pay? TRSA is looking for a part-time Program Assistant.

If you are interested in this position, please respond with your resume by email to president@trsa.ca

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) requires a part-time Program Assistant. TRSA is a not for profit association that provides community level soccer for the communities of Terwillegar and Riverbend in southwest Edmonton. Our soccer programs offers indoor and outdoor soccer for children and youth aged four to 18. TRSA is run by a board and operates year round.

The Program Assistant is a work from home position with irregular hours and a flexible schedule.

Hours will vary by season, including evenings and weekends. It is expected that approximately 2-10 hours per week will be available, but this may be exceeded and there may be no hours for short periods of time. Workload will vary based on the annual schedule of the soccer program. Typically workload will be heaviest from February to June and September to November.

DUTIES

  • Understand and follow all relevant TRSA policies, including policies regarding the secure handling of private information
  • Attend TRSA Board meetings at the request of the Board
  • Maintain lists of volunteers and keep accurate records of their volunteer status for each season
  • Recruit volunteers for various events through each season
  • Send mass emails to coaches and other volunteers as needed and maintain accurate records of each response
  • Book locations and times for meetings, training sessions, season kickoffs, coaches clinics, etc.
  • As part of a team, plan, organize and fundraise for various TRSA events throughout the year
  • Assist at various TRSA events as needed throughout the year
  • Assist or backup other TRSA contracted staff (program manager, bookkeeper and equipment manager) as required

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • Registration events (outdoor and indoor)
  • Equipment returns, bag builds, equipment distributions, and inventories
  • TRSA tournaments
  • TRSA Awards events and Annual General Meetings
  • Coach Appreciation gifts
  • Casinos
  • Indoor Season Kickoffs
  • Training sessions and clinics
  • Referee Information Sessions
  • Other

QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a self-motivated individual capable of working independently. Strong time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. The individual must be flexible in their availability and able to respond to emails within a reasonable period of time, unless prior notice is provided.

The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of WORD and EXCEL. Proficiency in the use of an email program is also essential as this position involves a great deal of emailing and the ability to maintain distribution lists and send out mass emails. Good communication skills are required in order to be well understood by the email audience.

The Program Assistant will work from their own home and provide their own office space and computer with reliable Internet service. They will be responsible for the confidential safe-keeping of electronic and physical records that will remain the property of TRSA.

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the Terwillegar, Riverbend or Windermere areas.

This is a contract position paid on an hourly basis. The contractor must pay their own income taxes, Employment Insurance, Pension Premiums etc. There are no benefits associated with this position.

If you are interested in this position, please respond with your resume by email to president@trsa.ca

 

 

 

TRSA is hiring!

Are you a motivated, self-directed individual looking for  work-from-home position with flexible hours and good pay? TRSA is looking for a part-time Equipment Manager. If you are interested, please send your resume by email to president@trsa.ca

The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) requires a part-time Equipment Manager

TRSA is a community soccer organization providing soccer to children in the communities west of Whitemud Creek and south and east of the North Saskatchewan River. Over 2000 children participate in our program each year, and TRSA provides equipment and jerseys for over 200 teams. TRSA is run by a board and operates year round, offering an outdoor program in May and June, and an indoor program from October to March.

TRSA requires a PART-TIME person to manage its equipment and equipment storage unit. This is a work from home position involving a large amount of “field” work and much time will be spent working at the TRSA equipment storage facility.

The Equipment Manager position is seasonal, with the highest workload occurring from March to June and August to October. Hours are irregular and will vary by season, including evenings and weekends. It is expected that approximately 2-10 hours per week will be available, but this may be exceeded and there may be no hours for short periods of time.

The position is supervised by the TRSA Equipment Director and reports to the Board of TRSA.

Duties:

The Equipment Manager manages all aspects of soccer equipment for TRSA. This involves ensuring that the necessary soccer equipment is available and in good working order prior to the start of each soccer season. The Equipment Manager schedules the necessary working sessions required for the return, handling, preparation and distribution of equipment for each season. The position involves organizing and instructing groups of volunteers at the working sessions and maintaining accurate equipment records and inventory. The Equipment Manager must be prepared to pick up, deliver and set up equipment on short notice. This position works closely with the TRSA Equipment Director.

Qualifications:

The position requires a motivated, self-directed, organized, highly responsible individual capable of working independently. Strong time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. The individual must be flexible in their availability and able to respond to emails within a reasonable period of time, unless prior notice is provided. The Equipment Manager will be working with volunteers so good people skills are important.

  • Capable of hauling and lifting soccer equipment
  • Driver’s License
  • Own vehicle or ready access to a vehicle
  • Familiar with south and southwest Edmonton
  • Knowledge of soccer and soccer equipment
  • Preferably resides in the Terwillegar, Riverbend or Windermere area

This is a contract position paid on an hourly basis. The contractor must pay their own income taxes, Employment Insurance, Pension Premiums etc. There are no benefits associated with this position.

If you are interested in this position, please respond with your resume by email to president@trsa.ca

TRSA Awards Night

 

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The first ever TRSA Awards took place Thursday, October 2 at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. The event recognized the exceptional  efforts of our coaches, assistant coaches, managers and referees. Our outstanding referees, longstanding coaches and high performance coaching teams received trophies and certificates, while coaches of multiple teams in a single season received certificates. Al Sibilo was presented with  the TRSA Community Sponsorship Award on behalf of  Milestone Insurance and TRSA President Jane Calvert was the recipient of the President Spirit Award. Many thanks to event organizers and fundraisers Dr. Rob Agostinis, Julie Brown, and  Larry Hrycak.
Follow the link to view photos of the event. All photos by Girl Named Shirl photography. Please refrain from using these photos on social media unless specific permissions from subjects have been obtained. Thank you.

http://girlnamedshirlphotography.pixieset.com/trsaawardsnightandbanquet/

TRSA Exclusive Coach Development Opportunity (**Register by Wed – Sept 17**)

TRSA is pleased to partner with Sean Fleming – Coach Canadian Men’s National U17 Soccer Team to deliver training sessions for all of our coaches. There is no cost for TRSA Coaches or Assistant Coaches. All indoor and outdoor coaches are encouraged to attend. TRSA has selected Sept and March/April as Coach Development months.  These months have been selected as they are “shoulder” months between soccer seasons.

Location:
Brookview Hall – 280 Bulyea Road

Dates/Time:
Mon Sept 22 – U6/U8
Tues Sept 23 – No session
Wed Sept 24 – U10/U12
Thurs Sept 25 – U14/U18

The time for all dates is 6:00PM-10:00PM. The first two hours will be technical development (outside) and the last two will be a presentation on coach/player development (inside the hall).

Register by sending an email to trsa.soccer@telus.net. Please include name and session. (**Register by Wed – Sept 17**)

Equipment:
Please bring water, a soccer ball and wear athletic clothing. Please bring a ball that is used by your age group (U6/U8 – size 3, U10/U12 – size 4, U14-U18 – size 5)
Sean Fleming – Bio:
– Born in Scotland.

- Grew up in Canada

- Teacher for 15 years

- Nominated for excellence in teaching both provincially and nationally

- Coached several provincial teams highlighted with the gold medal at the Canada Games in 2001.

- Played on provincial select teams which won National Championships.

- Played in the Alberta Major Soccer League for 15 years as well as captained the University of Alberta Soccer Team.

- Canadian Soccer Association National Staff Coach since 2002

- director of grassroots development

- instructed national coaching courses

- presented at coaching symposiums across the country

- member of wellness to world cup committee; long term player development

- Created player and coach development pathways throughout all ages and stages.

- Created national curriculum for technical development.

- Director of National Training Centre Prairies

- Many female and male players selected for national youth teams

- Canadian Men’s U17 national team head coach

- Appointed in 2008 as U17 men’s head coach

- Qualified for 2 consecutive U17 world cups, never been done in Canadian soccer history

- Had a 4 game undefeated streak within the 2 world cups, first time ever in Canadian soccer at any level in either male or female

- Many players have graduated to the senior team and U20 team.

Exercise What is that??

The time for indoor soccer fast approaches and everyone is in their back to school form. Just back from vacations time to work out the kinks and get ready for soccer.

Pre-season training is one of the best safe guards against injury that there is. Rather that just jumping into the season cold, preseason workouts are the first steps to an injury free season. There are all kinds of workouts one can do. Anything that gets you off the couch and into some action. Good luck this indoor season.

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 – Community Photo Contest

For a chance to win one of six FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada community grand prizes, submit your photo entry via the link below:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=QWsGSh8P3E-JG6H1E2bLeQ

Did you take a fun soccer photo this season? Does one of your photos capture the thrill of soccer or the spirit of community teams? Was there a special or a crazy soccer moment? Has your community caught the FIFA fever? Incorporate your soccer photo in celebration of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 coming to Edmonton this August!

Contest closes July 23, 2014.

Terwillegar Riverbend to lose Soccer Fields to First Place Housing

The City of Edmonton is moving ahead with plans to build housing on green space in the Bulyea Heights (Brookview) and Haddow neighbourhoods. The plan was first approved by City Council in November, 2006. A provincial Order in Council the same year allowed the City to proceed with the development plans without following their normal community consultation procedures. The First Place Implementation schedule posted on the City website shows that the Haddow site is scheduled for the Soil Tests and Resiting Review this year, with construction to follow in 2015. Bulyea Heights is scheduled for Soil Tests and Resiting Review in 2015, with construction taking place in 2017.

Both of these sites are now large expanses of green space that are actively used for both spontaneous recreation and organized sports such as soccer. The Terwillegar Riverbend Soccer Association (TRSA) schedules U4-6 games on open areas and U8-10 games on the rectangular fields with fixed goal posts. Our annual U10 tournament and U4 wind up party are held at the George Luck fields and there is soccer as far as the eye can see! With the playground, tennis courts and rink, the George Luck fields are truly a community gathering space for sports, walking, playing and visiting with neighbours. The same can be said for the Haddow fields, which now boasts two U8-12 fields and three U14-18 fields, as well as being the location for U4-6 games with pop-up nets.

A portion of each of these fields was originally designated for school sites back when the community was first developed. Since that time, the city has given up plans to build schools on the designated sites, which were declared surplus. Surplus sites can either be turned over to the community or disposed of by the city. The city has chosen to dispose of the fields by making them available to housing developers in support of the First Place program for first time home buyers.

We can expect to lose the two U8-12 fields at Haddow. In Brookview, the new housing is planned for the area between the four-way stop and the Brookview Community Hall. This site is currently home for our U4-6 fields and is also home to one U8 field with posts.

While the loss of these fields will be detrimental to TRSA, it will also be a loss to the communities of Brookview and Haddow. Many homeowners chose to buy in these communities because of the ample green space and the recreational and social opportunities that they afford. While the original purpose of these now surplus sites was to house a school, it is one thing to lose green space to a school, and quite another to lose it to row housing. While a school is a community hub that benefits everyone, the same cannot be said of row housing.

Numerous studies point to the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor recreational space. We are all aware of the importance of physical activity for everyone, but especially for our children. The proposed location of the housing will not only reduce the amount of green space, but it will also fragment and impede access to the remaining green space. The possibility of re-siting the planned projects to different locations within the fields could reduce fragmentation and maintain access to recreational areas.

 The nature of the First Place Housing project, and the absence of community involvement and consultation, have led to a lack of public support in Riverbend and Terwillegar for this initiative. At a meeting of the City Council Executive Committee held on May 20, 15 members of the public spoke against the project.

In these days of social media, there are many opportunities for the public to weigh in on a topic. This has given rise to a new concept, “social license”, which can be thought of as public acceptance or permission to operate. If the City of Edmonton wishes to pursue these projects in Terwillegar and Riverbend, there a few things they must do to obtain their social license to proceed.

The city must work closely with community and sports groups- the ones that are using the green space and will be most impacted by its loss. Sitting down with community leaders to discuss options would go a long way to restore lost trust. These discussions must centre around meaningful and significant aspects of the project, such as size, location, parking, roads and other infrastructure. The city must be willing to listen and consider the viewpoints of the community, and most importantly, be willing to compromise.