Friday, August 28, 2015

Alberta Soccer Association



There are several programs that the ASA houses:

  1. PTP Winter Training - used for scouting purposes for provincial teams
  2. ASA U13-U18 Summer teams - compete with other provinces and used for scouting purposes for provincial and national teams
  3. Residential camps
  4. Summer Camps


It houses the PTP (provincial training program) in the winter and the ASA teams. The Provincial Training Program:

The Select Team Program offers Players and Coaches exciting development opportunities. The program:

·       Provides an opportunity for players and coaches to participate in a competitive environment

·       Allows Alberta Soccer to train and view a greater section of players across Alberta

The Winter Training Program ensures that players receive ongoing feedback regarding their abilities including technique on demand, speed of play, physicality, and decision making on and off the ball.


Alberta Soccer recommends that all players involved in the program have a valid passport in order to avoid being ineligible for the travelling team. For those players who are not Canadian Citizens, a Permanent Residency card is required.


The Excellence Stream incorporates 2 Alberta Soccer Key Programs and is meant for Elite Player Training:

·       Provincial Training Program (U13 - U15)

·       Regional Performance Centers (U16 - U18) 

Please click on the Program Tabs to access information about each program.


In Partnership with FC Edmonton, the Alberta Soccer Association has launched Regional Performance Centers as a next step from the Provincial Training Program. 12 to 18 Players will be selected to participate in these centers, which will act as a pathway to Canadian Excel Centers. The program will be offered to Male and Female Players between the ages of 15-18 years old.

Training will take place 3 to 4 times per week in the following locations:

·       Edmonton - Commonwealth Fieldhouse

·       Calgary - Foothills Soccer Club

Here in Fort McMurray we have CTC offered through Pro Touch Soccer Academy to train these players and prepare them for the demands placed on them by the ASA program.

The players compete in EIYSA in the summer and have an opportunity to be seen by ASA scouts and coaches and invited to training sessions. 

The process is as follow:

- Player makes FURY team

- Player makes CTC program -> can be recommended to ASA from program

- Player gets scouted by FMYSA technical committee and recommended to ASA program by TD

- Player can be seen by an ASA scout or coach and invited to the ASA program to train

The ASA program itself works in the following manner:

In the winter:

U13 players are invited to an open camp to try out for 20 to 25 spots to train ten times in indoor in Edmonton. 

Players can be released at any time due to poor performance and new players brought in on invite only.

U14-U15 players are strictly invited by ASA scouts or coaches or on recommendations from TD

 In the summer:

Regional camps are held and players are invited to the camps based on ASA scouts and coaches recommendations. 

There are two teams made (north and south team) for U13 and U14. Twenty-two players are chosen and go to main camp where two players are released. Twenty players travel to the Prairie Invitational, where BC, AB, Manitoba and Saskatchewan compete.

The U15 and U16 do the same process but only one team is chosen, 1 boy’s team and one girl’s team, for all of Alberta and competes at an all-star tournament.

Also Artic Winter Games tryouts are being held here as follow:



MARCH 15 - 22, 2014

It will be a Juvenile team of boys and girls these games. All players born in 1998-1999-2000 will be able to compete for one of the nine spots. Competition gets fierce at the regional tryouts as players from Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray are brought together to showcase their talent. 

This year the district tryouts were held in Fort McMurray at Father Mercredi High School on September 28. The player’s chosen will be asked to come back to a regional try out on November 16 and 17. Players from Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray will meet in Fort McMurray at a place to be determined at a later date please stay tuned. The schedule will be as follow:


Saturday November 16 - 11am to 12pm and 5pm to 6pm

Sunday November 17 - 8:30am to 9:30am


Saturday November 16 - 12pm to 1pm and 6pm to 7pm

Sunday November 17 - 9:30am to 10:30am

The team will be selected after this final try out and information will be passed on to those players that make the team about further training.

The coaches are Chris Spaidal for the boy’s team and Alexandria Mah for the girl’s team.