History | EMSA Spruce Grove

History

Spruce Grove Soccer was established in 1977 – formed as a society and then registered in Alberta in 1981. The objectives, as stated in the Bylaws upon formation, were to foster the development of the game of Association Football (sometimes called Soccer), in the Town of Spruce Grove. Changes have occurred since inception, the game is now always called soccer, the town is now a City, however, the objectives have not changed.

Soccer in Spruce Grove has grown from approximately 190 participants in 1981 to an enrollment of well over a 1000 in the 2014 summer outdoor season and an anticipated increase for the winter indoor program.

Mission

EMSA Spruce Grove will strive to provide a soccer program allowing each participant to play at his/her appropriate level for every age, skill level, and competition level available. EMSA Spruce Grove will provide players and coaches with the appropriate tools, guidance and support necessary to develop technical and personal skills to their full potential.
 We will foster and nourish the growth and enjoyment of the game of soccer year-round, emphasizing to our players, coaches, managers, referees, parents and spectators both the attitude and conduct of sportsmanship through training and team work. EMSA Spruce Grove will promote these disciplines, thereby developing respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, game officials, and the community.