Contact Information
Calgary United Soccer Association
Suite 183
4000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary AB Canada
T2C 5R8

Phone: (403) 270-0363
Fax: (403) 270-0573
Email: info@cusa.ab.ca

OFFICE HOURS
Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
The Office Closes at 2:00pm the Business Day Before a Long Weekend

All Funds are processed in Canadian Dollars

 
Independent and Club Teams

Independent and Club Teams

Teams may register as an independent team or within a club. There are pros and cons to being an independent team or a club team.

A club team is defined as two (2) or more teams with a common name (ie. Callies Bhoys and Callies Samba or Calgary Villains Elite FC and Calgary Villains Elite Reserves ).

 
Becoming a Club Team or Merging Teams

Prior to each season, teams may enter an agreement to become club affiliated or merge together. Team representatives from each team will need to come into a written agreement, and submit the documents to the league, signed by all parties. In the agreement, at minimum, the following must be agreed upon:

  • Which teams are involved in the agreement;
  • How long the agreement will last
    • The minimum length is 3 consecutive seasons;
  • Upon a dissolution of the agreement, who controls the team's spot in the league
    • Does it remain a Club Spot or revert back to the original team;
  • Who is responsible for paying the Team Fees prior to each season;
  • Who is responsible for paying any Team Fines or Bonds;
  • Who is responsible for paying any outstanding invoices, from Team Fees, Fine and/or Bonds, if a team dissolves;
  • Who will be the main and secondary contacts for each team?

All agreements are subject to approval from the Board of Directors, and may be rejected for reasons such as, but not be limited to, the agreement is to grant or avoid promotion/relegation.

It is important for teams to be able to look at the implications of these agreements in the long term, not just what it means in the upcoming season. In the Men's Program, no two club teams may be within the same division. Teams becoming or joining a club may block promotions or force relegations in the next and future seasons. CUSA Relegations state that these agreements will be in effect for a minimum of 3 seasons.

Please refer to the CUSA Rules and Relegations or contact the CUSA office for more information.

 
Club vs Independent Teams - Pros and Cons

Club Teams

Independent Teams

Pros

MEN'S ONLY - Open Division Guest Playing

  • An Open Division Player may play up 6 times per club on higher club teams (ie. Villains Division 4 to Villains Division 2)

MEN'S ONLY - No Promotion Restrictions

  • If an Independent Team is in a promotion position, they will move to the higher division the next season

Club Treasurers

  • Some, not all, Clubs will have a Treasurer that are responsible for paying the team fees. The team is responsible for paying the club their player fees

Cons

MEN'S ONLY - Club Blocked Promotion

  • No Two (2) Club Teams may be registered within the same division
  • Example: The CJSC Club has a team in Division 1 and Division 2. The Division 2 team is in a promotion position but must remain in Division 2 the next season

MEN'S ONLY - Open Division Guest Playing

  • Independent Teams may not guest play on any other Open Division team

Club Position

  • Each team's position within the league is controlled by the club. The club has the right to choose which team will occupy which spot each season

Team Fees

  • Team management (ie. coach or manager) is responsible for paying the team fees to CUSA, and to collect the payments from their players

 
Dissolving a Team Affiliation or Merger Agreement

Teams may be released or taken over before each season. Written agreements between each team must be submitted to the league, signed by all parties. The Board of Directors shall not approve any team takeover or release that, in the opinion of the Board, has the effect of allowing the team(s) in questions to grant or avoid promotion/relegation as set out in each program's league structure.

It is important for teams to be able to look at the implications of these agreements in the long term, not just what it means in the upcoming season. In the Men's Program, club-tied promotion/relegation is in effect even after a team is released from a club. The alignment is created promotion/relegation and club considerations from the previous season.

If a MEN'S PROGRAM Club Team Becomes an Independent Team After the Outdoor 2016 Season,

How Does That Affect Promotion and Relegation?

Outdoor 2016 Indoor 2016/2017 Outdoor 2017 Indoor 2017/2018 Outdoor 2017
Club Team Club-Tied Club-Tied Club-Tied Club-Tied Club-Tied
Independent Team Club-Tied Club-Tied Club-Tied Independent Team Independent Team