-Update Your Contact Info
-Sending Email to Team
-RSVP Responses for Games
-Away Game Directions
-Winter Indoor League Play
-Winter Indoor Team Practices
-Weather/Radar Map and Cancelation Procedure
Most problems with the website can be fixed by simply logging in "the right way". It is possible to enter the system through other "doors", but the most reliable option is the top right Sign In button when you arrive at http://chicagoedgesc.com. So please try this step as a first problem solver.
Some browsers don't save email/passwords up there when trying to log in. We had good success simply leaving those log in fields blank and hitting Return - the subsequent login page usually does save your login information, so you don't have to retype every time.
If you forgot your password, click the top right Sign In button, enter your email address, leave the password field blank and click the Sign In button. Your password will be emailed to you.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO
Once logged in, click on Admin (also top right). Click on anyone in your family to update their contact info. The cell phone tab lets you add a cell phone provider, so that you can receive text alerts about game reminders or changes.
SENDING EMAIL to TEAM
Once logged in, go to your team webpage and select Roster. Use the Send Email button on the top right. You can contact a team parent individually by clicking on their name, which will reveal their email address.
RSVP RESPONSES for GAMES
Your coach and team manager expects you to update your status for every game by midweek. To let them know, log in, go to your team page, select the Schedule tab. On the right side you will find a Thumbs Up icon where you can click and update your status for a game.
48 hours prior to game time an automated email will be sent with game details. Even if you already updated your attendance status, the system will ask you AGAIN to confirm it. If you signed up for text alerts, then you will receive a game reminder text 2 hours prior to game time. Reminders will only go out for games, not practices.
AWAY GAME DIRECTIONS
Go to your team's webpage. Click on Schedule. Click on the away field location. Click on View Facility Information. In the next window you will see the field address as well as dining/shopping options nearby. When you click the Map link, a Google map with directions from Oak Park will open up.
WINTER INDOOR LEAGUE PLAY
All U9-U19 Chicago Edge teams will participate in a winter indoor league. This was included in your registration fee. Most league play starts right after winter break and runs up until spring break. For high school players league play will start in early November (frequently overlapping fall outdoor games) and run up until the IHSA deadline in late February for girls and up to spring break for boys. Most but not all winter indoor league games are scheduled on the weekend. Other games are on weekday evenings. Given the limited indoor space it is inevitable that there will be games at ”inconvenient times – late evenings, holiday weekends etc”.
Each facility has a set of rules to follow. Most do not allow players to wear cleats on the turf. Players can wear indoor soccer shoes or athletic shoes. Generally only water is allowed on the field, as turf is difficult to clean. If you don’t want it dropped or spilled on your carpet at home it should not go out on a turf field.
Depending on the facility where your team is assigned, the rules of the game may be different from the outdoor rules. Frequently subbing is on the fly and often times there is no offside rule. You will want to review the indoor league rules to avoid confusion.
WINTER INDOOR TEAM PRACTICES
• U8-U15 Teams: Each team will have one winter indoor team practice per week starting after winter break and running up to spring break at the local indoor soccer facility SportsZone in Melrose Park. The Directors of Coaching will assign your team a practice slot. Goalkeeping clinics will also be available.
• High School Teams: For high school players, winter indoor team practices will begin in early November and run up to the IHSA deadline in late February for girls and up to spring break for boys.
UNIFORMS – HOME AND AWAY
The coaches would like for the players to wear their full navy uniform to all games and keep the red jersey as the alternate in their bags at all times in case of color conflict.
Please remember that the Chicago Edge club strives to be the best example there is of good sportsmanship. This is a positive life lesson for our players. That means we will NOT:
1) Coach from the sidelines for any reason. Your team's professional coach is in charge and only they know what the specific game plan is on any given day.
2) Shout anything negative at any players on the field, or other parents on the sidelines. No cheering bad plays by the opponent or any players getting hurt. Think “GO EDGE!!!”
3) Talk to the referees or linesmen for any reason — yelling at the referees and questioning their decisions can get a parent ejected from a game. Referees will ask the coach to control his/her parents and the coach can get carded or even ejected if the bad behavior continues. If this happens the team will forfeit the game. Poor sideline behavior also causes our young referees and linesmen to leave in droves. No one is perfect. Remember that all these referees had to take an extensive course to receive their license.
Every team page has a tab called League Standings, which displays an updated link to the division table.
Once logged in, click on Edit My Account (left side vertical tab). Click on Family Schedule. On the subsequent page that displays all scheduled event, click Options and select Calendar Feed.
If you experience issues with Google calendar not updating calendar changes, add this string at the end of your calendar feed: "?noCache" (without the quotes) - that forces Google calendar to refresh data as it is changed.
Anybody can upload pictures. Simply log in with these credentials:
Click on top right, under Admin-Tools-Picture Manager. Click Create New Album. Give it a name but make sure your team is selected. If you want, click on Make Files Available As Download. Once uploaded, you can find your pictures on your teampage under the newly created Pictures tab.
WEATHER/RADAR MAP AND CANCELATION PROCEDURE
Note our little weather app on our home page (bottom right corner). Click on the link below the map Next 6-Hours-Radar Map to see the next hours on a radar map.
Soccer is played in the rain and cold. If it’s a light rain, there will be practices and games. If there is thunder & lightning the players will be moved off the field to a nearby shelter if available. Please have a plan in place to pick up your players quickly if there is severe weather. Practice cancelations will be made using the club’s email system as early as possible (hopefully by 2:00PM) and the fields section of the website will be updated to show field status (green=open, yellow=watch for further notice via email, red=closed).
Home game cancelations will be made using the club’s email system and/or team manager contact depending on the number of fields closing. Home game rescheduling will be communicated through your team manager.
Away game cancelations and reschedules will be communicated through your team manager.
Just because some home games are canceled does not automatically mean all home and away games are canceled that day!