Regional Performance Centre impresses at Butterdome Cup
(January 13, 2014)
(Written by FC Edmonton)
Competition for the Regional Performance Centre is hard to come by in both Edmonton and Calgary, which is why most of the games the girls have played in the last few months have been against each other. This weekend in the Butterdome Cup, North and South RPC players had the chance to play together for the first time against University competition.
“I really like playing with the North,” said RPC south player Sarah Kinzner. “Bringing in all the top girls from across Alberta and playing with them is a great environment to be a part of.”
The ladies started off the tournament against 2013 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national champions MacEwan University Griffins. Twelve minutes in, they found themselves down 1-0, but the girls continued to play well finishing off the half. Just after the restart, Camilla Shymka made a run down to the goal-line on the near side and beat the ‘keeper at the post to bring RPC level at 1-1. The Griffins earned themselves another goal after a corner kick, and RPC were unable to come back for the draw and the game finishing 2-1.
The second game of the showcase was against the CIS bronze medalists University of Alberta. At the eight minute mark, RPC once again found themselves down a goal, but only six minutes later, were able to pull one back through Colby Knibbs. The U of A went ahead 2-1 in the second half after a dubious penalty call, but RPC found an answer when Shymka scored her second goal of the tournament to draw it 2-2. The game finished in a draw, so both teams lined up for a shoot-out where the U of A took the spoils after a 5-4 result.
“I thought the girls were excellent,” said RPC head coach North Sergio Teixeira after the match. “They played against a very good side and dictated the game. Everything they did was top notch.”
Looking to continue their run of good form, RPC next took on University of Northern BC. For the third game in a row, the ladies went down a goal early in the first half, but pulled one back just after the second half whistle thanks to midfielder Sarah Kinzner. They had the opportunity to pull ahead less than 10 minutes later, but Knibbs header off a corner was well saved by the ‘keeper. With the final score ending 1-1, the side got ready for their second shoot-out of the day, and unfortunately lost 7-6.
For the final game of the showcase, it was time for RPC to shine. For the first time all weekend, RPC started off the scoring in the second minute thanks to Amy Gartke with a high ball that drifted over the ‘keeper and into the top corner. In the 20th minute, RPC doubled their lead with another lofting ball sent in by Yazmine Hall that found the back of the net. Heading in the second half, the team didn’t look back. The side found four more goals (Shymka, Hall, Gabby Short x2) to earn their first win of the weekend 6-0.
“This game really gave us the opportunity to get forward more,” said Gartke, who captained the team most of the weekend. “Some parts were challenging, but it gave us all the chance to work on our technique and improve as players.”
Despite only the one win over the weekend, the ladies played every game with the same high energy and competitiveness that pressured any opposition they came up against. For all that watched the games, they certainly won over some fans and impressed with their technical ability on and off the ball.
Butterdome Cup Roster:
#2 Kendra Baretta
#3 Sienna Prince McPherson
#4 Peyton Ross
#5 Talia White
#7 Amy Gartke
#8 Gabby Short
#9 Avery Lakeman
#10 Camilla Shymka
#11 Alessandra Parth
#12 Anna Dunn
#13 Colby Knibbs
#14 Sydney Little
#15 Sarah Kinzner
#16 Lauren Ince
#17 Sarah Riddle
#18 Yasmine Hall
Gk – Breanne Ilkuf
Gk- Megan Brown
Gk- Bianca Castillo
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-with files from FC Edmonton-
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with files from canadasoccer.com
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-with files from Canada Soccer
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2015 RBC Learn to Play Project grant.
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With files from Canada Soccer
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The C Licence Course, the new entry level licensing stream course, will take place in Edmonton from June 4th to 7th and in Calgary from August 6th to 9th. Coaches who are 16+ years of age and working at a Tier I or II level would be considered a good c ...Read More
Alberta Soccer Senior Provincial Championships Results
(March 24, 2015) – The Alberta Soccer Association’s Senior Indoor Provincial Championships took place this weekend (March 20 to 22) to determine the best adult teams in Alberta for the 2015 Indoor season. A special thanks to the Calgary United Soccer Association, Calgary Women's Soccer Association, Edmonton District Soccer Association and Lethbridge Soccer Association for helping to host these competitions.
The Pint Public House ...Read More
Servus Credit Union Youth Indoor Provincial Championships Results
(March 18, 2015) The Servus Credit Union Youth Indoor Provincial Championships took place over the March 13-15 Weekend with 24 competitions taking place across 6 cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Okotoks, Red Deer and St. Albert. With over 4,600 players, 235 Teams and approximately 8,000 spectators participating in the action, the championships once again proved why they are one of the biggest in Alberta.
This year's competition once a ...Read More
Women in Soccer Conference details confirmed: Register March 16th
(March 9, 2015) March 8th, marked International Women’s Day and given what 2015 has in store for women’s soccer, Alberta Soccer is excited to release more details on the 2015 Women in Soccer Conference presented by the Alberta Soccer Development of Women in Soccer Committee.
This unique conference will take place on June 6th and 7th in Edmonton to coincide with the opening matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 ...Read More
Calgary Foothills FC Tickets Now on Sale
(March 10, 2015) In December, it was announced that Calgary Foothills FC would join the Premier Development League (PDL) becoming the highest level of men's soccer in the Calgary area.
The team will play home games at Shouldice Athletic Park's Hellard Field, with their home opener set for May 17th against Puget Sound. Season passes start at just $50 for a Youth (17 & under) Club Pack or $75 for an Adult Club Pack. Club Packs i ...Read More
Canadians invited to get in on the Excitement of the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola
First-ever tour of the real FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy will visit 12 cities ahead of largest live spectator sporting event in Canadian history
(March 4, 2015) – The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ is set to kick off on June 6, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come when the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola launches its two-month, 12-city tour starting April ...Read More
2015 Canada Soccer Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests Applications Open
(February 9th, 2015) Applications are now being accepted for Canada’s largest national grassroots soccer program, Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fests. Set to embark on its 18th season, the longstanding grant based program has contributed valuable financial, promotional and technical resources year after year to the hosting of thousands of community soccer celebrations.
With the program quickly reaching capacity over the past few seasons, r ...Read More
Alberta Referee Named to FIFA List
(January 30th, 2015)
Drew Fischer from Calgary, AB has been named to the FIFA International List of Officials for 2015.
Alberta Soccer congratulates Drew on this outstanding achievement, with best wishes for future appointments and successes.
Alberta now has three officials on the FIFA list, with Drew joining Dave Gantar and Sheena Dickson at the top level of refereeing.
2015 Referee Registration is Open
Referee Registration has opened for 2015!
All referees who wish to officiate in outdoor 2015 and/or indoor 2015-16 must register to be eligible.
All referees except 'Mini' will also need to complete the online quiz and attend a refresher course to be placed on the eligible list.
Save the Date: Women in Soccer Conference
(January 29, 2015) On Saturday June 6th, the world's attention will be on Edmonton for the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 as Canada takes on China PR. In celebration of the premier event for women's soccer coming to Edmonton, the Alberta Soccer Association's Development of Women in Soccer Committee will be hosting a Women in Soccer Conference on June 6th and 7th in Edmonton.
The conference, for women...b ...Read More
Annual Awards Banquet celebrates the best from 2014 and beyond
(January 27, 2015) The Courtyard Calgary Airport Hotel in Calgary was the venue for Alberta Soccer’s Annual Awards Banquet this past weekend which honoured achievements in 2014 and long-term contributions to soccer in Alberta.
Sandra Prusina of 660 News in Calgary, and a long time women’s soccer fan hosted the event while Meghan Mikkelson, a key figure in the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team and two time gold medalist gave a keyno ...Read More
Alberta Soccer holds 2015 Annual General Meeting in Calgary
(January 26, 2015) The Alberta Soccer Association held their Annual General Meeting on January 24th in Calgary and welcomed their 23 District Members, and three Associate Members to discuss key issues facing the sport and hold elections for the Alberta Soccer Association Board of Directors.
Elections for four positions were held including the President, Rural Director at Large and two Directors at Large. The Association welcomed back Danny Bowi ...Read More
Ticket prices and on-sale date announced for Canada 2015
(January 20, 2015)
Individual tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will go on sale next month on FIFA.com/Canada2015, with the general public on-sale date coinciding with the 100-day countdown on 26 February.
With a base starting price of $20.15, fans will be given an affordable opportunity to experience the excitement of being there when the best in women’s soccer compete for the greatest prize in the s ...Read More
Canadians on 2015 FIFA Referee List
(January 7th, 2015)
Two Alberta referees - Dave Gantar and Sheena Dickson - are among the thirteen Canadian officials appointed to the 2015 FIFA Referee List.
This is Dave's 5th year on the International list, and Sheena's 3rd year.
Congratulations to both on your continued appointment to the highest level!
See full story at - Read More
Hosts Announced for 2015 Servus Youth Indoor Provincial Championships
(December 18, 2014)
Host locations for the Servus Youth Indoor Provincial Championships being held March 13 to 15, 2015 have officially been announced. Players and teams can now view those locations here.
Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, St.Albert and new host Okotoks will all welcome the best teams from across the province in four different age groups and tiers. ...Read More
Alberta Soccer Office: Holiday Hours
The Alberta Soccer Office will be closed for the Holidays from December 25th to January 1st inclusive. We will return to our regular hours on January 2nd, 2015.
We wish all of our Members a very Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!
Canada to play China PR in opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 in Edmonton, June 6, 2015
(December 8, 2014)
Exactly six months from the Official Draw, Hosts Canada will face-off against China PR in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Canada learned of their group stage opponents during the Official Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, held on Saturday morning at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC. Also joining Canada (r ...Read More
Award Spotlight: Interview with Referee Collin Tittle
Talking to Collin Tittle, you would never guess that he is just 21 years of age and his rise in the refereeing ranks and performance on the field would also point to Collin being wise beyond his years. He has a clear goal: to make it as far as he can as Referee - which made him a prime candidate for the Alberta Soccer Association's first ever Silver Badge Award last year which is awarded to a Referee who is younger than 28 years old and who has demonstrated dedication, loyalty, le ...Read More
Calgary Foothills Soccer Club joins the Premier Development League
(December 5, 2014)
(with files from USL-PDL)
The Premier Development League (PDL continued its recent growth with the announcement that Calgary Foothills Football Club will join the league for the 2015 season. Set to become the highest level of men’s soccer in the greater Calgary area, Calgary Foothills FC is an extension of the highly successful Calgary Foothills Soccer Club Academy, as the ambitious club looks to fur ...Read More
Award Spotlight: Interview with Coach Andrew Fleming
Interview with Andrew Fleming
For the past 10 years, Andrew Fleming has been getting a feel for his coaching strengths and style and in that time, has undergone a transformation in terms of what success means to him. For the past two years, Andrew has taken on the role of Technical Director of Bearspaw FC, the grassroots arm of Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club where he is trying to create an aligned Long Term Player Development program for the U6 a ...Read More
Special Active Start and Learn to Train Courses to be offered by Alberta Soccer
(November 12, 2014) Do you coach U4, U6, U10 or U12 Soccer? Are you looking to be a better Coach? The Alberta Soccer Association will be offering two special coaching events in Central Alberta as part of the Alberta Soccer Learning Facilitator Training weekend in January, 2015.
The Coaching events will include an Active Start (U4-U6) and a Learn to Train (U9-U12) Community Coaching Course that will be offered at special rates and give Community Coaches th ...Read More
Albertans rack up Major University/College Awards
(November 5, 2014) It is not uncommon to see Alberta Players making headlines at this time of the year as Canadian and American University and College seasons start to wrap up. This year has proved to be no different.
Kaitlyn Lomsnes of Red Deer who is a former Provincial Team player (most recently for the 2013 Canada Summer Games Alberta Team), and Calgary Chinooks and Calgary Rangers graduate ...Read More
Call for Nominations for the Alberta Soccer Board of Directors
(October 29, 2014) The Nominations Committee of the Alberta Soccer Association calls for individuals to submit names of candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for Alberta Soccer commencing after the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
Alberta Soccer's Board of Directors consists of 10 Directors, including a President, Vice President, six elected Directors, one appointed Director and the Past President (if applicable).
National Para Soccer Coach to host Disability Sport Forum in Edmonton
(October 29, 2014) The Alberta Soccer Association would like to invite all those who are interested to meet and hear from Drew Ferguson, a former Natoinal Team and Edmonton Drillers Professional Soccer Player, and current Head Coach of Canada's Para Soccer Team. Drew will be sharing his experiences of coaching international soccer for people with disabilities and discussing how organizations can collaborate and encourage players with disabilities to participate and com ...Read More
Alberta Soccer and its Referees make Donation to KidSport Alberta
(October 22, 2014) Earlier this year, Alberta Soccer announced a partnership with KidSport Alberta to help support the participation of over 2300 young soccer players who are currently accessing funding from KidSport Alberta.
Along with a $10,000 donation from the Alberta Soccer Association, many Referees from around the province who were participating in this past summer's Provincial Championships agreed to donate a portion of t ...Read More
Alberta Teams bring home 6 Medals from National Competitions
(October 14, 2014) Alberta Soccer once again counts itself very lucky to have had eight outstanding teams represent the province at the Sport Check Club National Championships that took place from October 8 - 13 in various cities across the country. Alberta teams brought home 6 medals from 8 competitions, but more importantly, Alberta teams put on an exciting brand of soccer, with the youth teams showing that the future is bright for development in Alberta and the senior t ...Read More
Coaldale Soccer Volunteer wins 2014 State Farm Neighbourhood Soccer Volunteer Grand Prize
(with files from canadasoccer.com)
(October 6, 2014)
The votes for the three regional finalists of the 2014 State Farm Neighbourhood Soccer Volunteer contest have been tabulated and Mark Dyck of Coaldale, Alberta received the highest number of votes to win this year’s Grand Prize.
From 29 August–26 September Canadian’s voted in the thousands for the three regional finalists, demonstrating the con ...Read More
ASA Teams to Compete for Over 35 National & Regional Championships
(September 23, 2014) Canada Soccer Over 35 Classics National (Women) and Over 35 Western Masters
Regional (Men) Championships are to be held in Calgary (AB) from September 25, 2104 – September 28,
2014 at the Calgary Soccer Center (7000 48 Street SE).
The Over 35 Classics National Competition will feature defending Champion Edmonton Green & Gold (2014 Alberta Soccer Provincial Champions) who took home the National Championship in Quebe ...Read More
Alberta Players Selected for Next Step in Danone Nations Cup
353 enthusiastic 10-12 year old players from across Alberta came together on September 14th in Spruce Grove to showcase their skills in hopes of being selected for the next round of trials for the Danone Nation's Cup. Known fondly as the 'World Cup' for kids, the opportunity draws thousands of participants from across Canada.
CONGRATULATIONS! to the 52 Alberta Players chosen to participate in the next step towards the Danone Nation's Cup. To se ...Read More
Indoor Rules - changes for 2014-15
Effective at the start of regular season play for the 2014-2015 season, there will be some significant changes to the Rules of Indoor Soccer.
These changes have been developed from proposals put forward by district associations who participate in Alberta Indoor Soccer (boarded), and have been presented and discussed at the Spring 2014 Planning meeting, Referee Development Committee meetings (June, July 2014), and several meetings within the Alberta Soccer office.< ...Read More
C License Pilot Program Registration is NOW open
We are pleased to announce that Canada Soccer has chosen Alberta as its destination to run a second C-License Pilot Program. Qualified Alberta Coaches will have now another opportunity to attain this new level of training and certification ahead of the curve.
Led by Canada Soccer Technical Staff at a reduced cost for 2014, the Pilot Program will run from November 19th to 23rd, 2014 at the Commonwealth Fieldhouse in Edmonton.
Evaluations will take place in Spring, 2015 ...Read More
Call for Athletes-Team Canada Men's Deaf Soccer and Futsal
Western Identification and Selection Camp
Team Canada Deaf Soccer, together with the Canadian Deaf Sports Association will be hosting a Western Canada Identification camp in order to evaluate skills, provide technical instruction, and identify athletes for our National Deaf Soccer and Futsal Programs.
Registration Deadlline is September 26, 2014
For Camp dates, Contact Information and how to register, please click Read More
Senior SoccerFest Provincial Champions crowned in Edmonton
(September 5, 2014) 71 Alberta adult club soccer teams faced off in Edmonton this past weekend where teams in 4 of the 14 divisions seized the opportunity to qualify for Canada Soccer’s National Club Championships this autumn. The Alberta Soccer Association gave out Alberta Major Soccer League trophies to the men’s and women’s champions and leading goalscorers for each league while also presenting a very special Award of Merit to long-time Lethbridge FC p ...Read More
Registration Now Open for 2014-15 Mini Stars Program
(September 3, 2014) Mini Stars, a program gaining in popularity and providing players in the Learn to Train stage of development with an introduction to excellence training experience, is now open for registration for the 2014-15 intake.
Mini Stars provides players born in 2003, 2004 and 2005, who have aspirations of playing with the Provincial Team Program, the opportunity to focus on their individual skill development with Provincial B L ...Read More
Servus Tier I to Nationals sends six Alberta teams to Nationals
(August 27, 2014) The day started with a nail-biter, a game that featured two U14 Boys teams so evenly matched that regular time would not decide the championship and right up until the last seconds, it was not clear who the winner would be. The rest of Championship Sunday continued in a similar fashion, with teams of equal quality, all vying for a place at Canada Soccer’s National Championships during the Servus Tier I to Nationals in Edmonton.
Tickets for Canada WNT v Japan in Edmonton on sale this Tuesday
As announced earlier this year, Canada’s Women’s National Team will be hosting reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Japan for a pair of matches, the first of which will be played on Saturday, 25 October (kickoff 14.00 local time) at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB.
Tickets for the Canada-Japan match in Edmonton go on sale this Tuesday, 26 August, at 10.00 MT (12.00 ET / 9.00 PT) via Ticketmaster.
In a cont ...Read More
Record breaking weekend for Servus Youth Provincial Championships
(August 19, 2014)
Records are meant to be broken. History is meant to be made. Both of those things happened over the August 15-17 weekend in Edmonton and area.
In what was the largest of gathering of youth players at a Provincial Championships in a limited geographical area in Alberta Soccer history, the Tier II, III and U12 Tier I Servus Youth Provincial Championships did not disappoint. Just over 3,000 players on 158 teams f ...Read More
3,600 Provincials Participants will attend QF of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Friday August 15, 2014
EDMONTON – The Alberta Soccer Association will host its Tier II, III and U12 Tier I Servus Provincial Championships this weekend in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and St. Albert. The weekend will mark the largest ever gathering of soccer players for an Alberta provincials competition in a limited geographical area as approximately 3,000 players are set to descend on Edmonton and surrounding areas....Read More
2014 AMSL Champions will carry momentum and focus into Senior SoccerFest
(August 15, 2014) The Alberta Soccer Association’s Alberta Major Soccer League (AMSL) wrapped up the 2014 edition of the league this past week with both league titles already decided before the last games kicked off.
Edmonton’s Northwest United Women’s team in recent weeks had already clinched the title on the female side in an outstanding season where they have only lost once and boasted a +55 goal differential led by league ...Read More
Canada to face off against Germany in Edmonton in FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Quarterfinal
(August 14, 2014) The first cheer rose from the stands as the starting XI was announced for Canada. It only got louder as the game progressed and even louder after Canada scored the only goal of a 1:0 victory over Korea DPR.
With 13,031 spectators at Stade Olympique in Montréal, the Canadian team's "12th person" was tasked with making sure the players on the pitch had the inspiration they needed to progress to the quarter-final stag ...Read More
FIFA Live Your Goals Festival a big hit with Edmonton girls
July 28 - EDMONTON – The Alberta Soccer Association in partnership with Canada Soccer, the City of Edmonton and FIFA hosted a FIFA Live Your Goals festival in Edmonton on July 27th 2014. This prestigious and global programme was held at the brand new Clareview Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton, one of the training venues for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 to be held this August 5 to 24.
Almost 200 young girls betw ...Read More
Referee Initiative launched by Alberta Soccer and KidSport Alberta
(July 23, 2014) The Alberta Soccer Association is proud to welcome KidSport Alberta as the association’s exclusive charitable partner for 2014-15. Alberta Soccer will partner with KidSport Alberta throughout the year in support of their mission to provide support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
For many years, the Alberta Soccer Association has helped to promote awareness o ...Read More
Alberta Provincial Teams looking to impress against neighbouring provinces at Pacific Challenge Series in British Columbia
Alberta’s 10 Provincial Teams will arrive in Vancouver at the UBC Campus Monday morning after a week of training and getting to know eachother at camps in both Edmonton and Calgary. The teams will be competing at the Pacific Challenge Series, previously known as the Prairie Invitational from July 21 to 27.
The teams will prepare to play Provincial teams from BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as against eachother in the U13 and U14 age groups as both the North ...Read More
Alberta Soccer Servus Credit Union Youth Rural Provincial Championships kick off for the 10th Year this Weekend
(July, 2014) – The Alberta Soccer Association’s Servus Credit Union Youth Rural Provincial Championships took place this past weekend, July 11-13, in three locations across the province including Edson, Vermilion and Three Hills. For rural youth amateur soccer players and clubs, the Provincial Championships provide a level playing field with a provincial title on the line.
Continuing to grow in size and quality, the Youth Rural Provincial Ch ...Read More
Alberta Players to represent Canada in Brazil for 2014 Danone Nation's Cup
(June 24, 2014) It has been a long three years since Western Canada has had bragging rights over Eastern Canada at the Danone Nation's Cup national final. With a trip to Brazil on the line for the Danone Nation's Cup, the time finally came for Western Canada to prevail.
Five Alberta Players - Grace Moore (Calgary West SC), Gausu Dukuly (Edmonton Strikers), Gianmarco Plenzik (Calgary Blizzard), Ivan HIrankunda (Edmonton Strikers) an ...Read More
Regional Performance Centres prove to be successful in inaugural year
(June 16, 2014) Late last summer, Alberta Soccer and FC Edmonton met to start formulating a programme for female soccer players whose dimensions would exceed any other effort made in Alberta thus far. After Canada Soccer and John Herdman introduced an EXCEL program, meant to be an extension to the women’s national team where the aim was to implement a new playing model and bridge the gap from youth levels to the senior program, an Alberta tailored program was develop ...Read More
FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2014 marks One Year Countdown and announces Ticket Sales Dates
(Taken from edmonton.fwwc2015.ca)
(June 11, 2014) Start your clocks: the world’s premier women’s soccer event is just one year away. To mark the milestone, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ unveiled One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown clocks in Official Host Cities across Canada.
The clocks were unveiled at One Year To A Greater ...Read More
Canada Soccer unveils new unified technical development vision: Canada Soccer Pathway. Your Goals. Our Game
(Taken from canadasoccer.com)
(June 3, 2014) On Tuesday 3 June Canada Soccer unveiled its new unified technical development vision for soccer in the country, aptly titled Canada Soccer Pathway. Your Goals. Our Game. A direct implementation of the strategic priority it had set for the organization in the recent Strategic Plan Leading a Soccer Nation, the Canada Soccer Pathway will result in the coordinated identification and development of elite players through a ...Read More
Alberta Soccer hosts successful C License Pilot
(May 23, 2014) As part of a Canada Soccer pilot project, the Alberta Soccer Coaching Department hosted its first C-License course May 8-11 at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
The new C-License Program is now the entry level to Licensing and is the pre-requisite stepping stone for entry into Part 1 of the National B License program.
Interest has been exceptional having received well over 50 applications for a limited number of seats. U ...Read More
Goalkeeper Coaching Workshops Open for Registration
The Alberta Soccer Association is pleased to be able to offer Goalkeeping Workshops with Joe Corrigan this summer.
These unique coaching education opportunities are for all Club Coaches and not just for the Goalkeeping Specialist coach. The Alberta Soccer Coaching Department has agreed to bring in former Manchester City Number One Goalkeeper, Liverpool FC Goalkeeping Coach and Current England Youth National Team Goalkeeping Coach Joe Corrigan to work with Club Coaches t ...Read More
Soccability Player aims for spot with Para Soccer Team
Article taken from Daniel Austin (Calgary Sun)
(May 12, 2014) A couple years ago, it might have been a whole lot easier for Lucas Bruno to earn a spot on the Canadian para-soccer team.
Not any more.
With a couple major tournaments on the horizon, the young Calgary midfielder got a visit from national team coach Drew Ferguson this weekend and a reminder of the work that still needs to be done if ...Read More
2014 Alberta Major Soccer League set to kick off this Wednesday
(May 13, 2014) – The 22nd season of the Alberta Major Soccer League (AMSL), the highest level of elite amateur soccer in the province of Alberta and the only adult provincial league established within Canada, is set to kick off tomorrow with two men’s games and one women’s game.
The AMSL provides high level competition to the top men’s and women’s teams in the cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge. S ...Read More
Youth Programme launched for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
(May 7, 2014) The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 Youth Programme is excited to offer soccer clubs the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be on the pitch as player escorts or flag bearers during match days this August.
Who can participate?
- Soccer clubs will be selected in Edmonton, Alberta; Moncton, New Brunswick; Montréal, Québec and Toronto, Ontario.
Captain and Player Escorts must ...Read More
5 Alberta Players make Danone Nation's Cup Western Team
Five Alberta Players have been selected by Team Canada Coaches for the Danone Nation's Cup 11 Player Western Canada Team including:
The Five Players joined 40 others from Alberta on May 4th who were selected for the Alberta Provincial Camp back in September. Grace, Gausu, Gianmarco ...Read More
FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Canada launches local Websites
The seven Official Host Cities of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ are now live!
As part of the 100 Day Countdown to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, a new Edmonton specific website is now online.
National Officials Day
Today is National Officials Day and the Canadian Soccer Associatoin is celebrating by having an essay competition in which all Canadian referees are eligible. http://canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-celebrates-national-officials-day-with-essay-contest-p156211
Mini Stars Showcase lives up to Expectations
With 120 players in attendance and registration sold out in just one week, expectations were high for the Annual Mini Stars Showcase which allows those players who were registered in Mini Stars to show off all of the skills they've picked up over the ten week program.
The Mini Stars Program which embraces a philosophy of "let the players play" is aimed at players in the Learn to Train Stage (10 to 12 years old) of the Long Term Player Development ...Read More
Results - 2014 Servus Credit Union Provincial Futsal Championships
(March 31, 2014) – Edmonton played host to hundreds of youth futsal players this past weekend as the 2014 Alberta Soccer Servus Credit Union Futsal Provincial Championships took place at the Garrison Military Fitness Centre. Youth players from across the province competed in two different age categories at different tier levels: U12 and U14 – Tiers I and II.
This was the second year running for a Provincial Competition for Futsal, a form of soccer that has b ...Read More
Alberta North Strikes Gold in Alaska at Arctic Winter Games
(March 26, 2014) Both female and male Alberta North teams left for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska with high hopes of bringing home gold and with the added responsibility of being the “teams to beat” – they did not disappoint. The teams were focused, determined and largely untouchable for the majority of the competition.
The Juvenile Female team led by Coach Alexandria Mah scored 38 goals in five games agains ...Read More
Results of Senior Indoor Provincial Championships
(March 24, 2014) The Alberta Soccer Senior Indoor Provincial Championships took place this past weekend with some games going down to the wire and guaranteeing excitement for all those in attendance. Calgary United Soccer Association, Calgary Women’s Soccer Association, Edmonton District Soccer Association and Lethbridge Soccer Association were all valuable partners in helping us to host these competitions in four different facilities. The Pint Public House presented ...Read More
2014 Provincial B License Program NOW open for Registration
The Alberta Soccer Association has opened up registration for the 2014 Provincial B License Program which will be delivered in two (2) parts:
1. Provincial B License Course to be held August 6 – 10, 2014 at Edmonton Victoria Soccer Club in Edmonton
2. Provincial B License Testing to be held regionally September 27-28 in Calgary & Edmonton
Registration is available once again through ourRead More
Results - 2014 Servus Credit Union Youth Indoor Provincial Championships
The Alberta Soccer Association is pleased to announce the championship results from the 2014 Servus Credit Union Youth Indoor Provincial Championships from March 14-16.
We would like to thank the following people for helping to make this past weekend a success:
- Sponsors: Servus Credit Union (Title Sponsor) and Booster Juice (Presenting and Fair Play Sponsor)
Hosting Districts: Calgary Minor SA ...Read More
Servus Credit Union Youth Provincial Championships Kick Off this Weekend
(March 13, 2014) – The Alberta Soccer Association’s Servus Credit Union Youth Indoor Provincial Championships are set to kick off on Friday March 14 and run through to Sunday March 16 when provincial champions will be crowned across the province. The competition will be spread out through nine centres in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer and St. Albert. These championships are Alberta’s premier amateur indoor youth soccer competition.
&nb ...Read More
Arctic Winter Games Teams ready for Alaska
(March 13, 2014) Alberta Soccer will once again be sending a male and female Alberta North team to play indoor soccer at the 44th bi-annual Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska from March 16th to March 22, 2014. The Arctic Winter Games are a high profile sports competition for Northern and Arctic athletes who live north of the 55th parallel. These games differ from other multi-sport games that the Alberta Soccer Association sends teams to in that they are international ...Read More
Alberta Soccer welcomes Servus Credit Union as a Primary Partner
March 5, 2014
The Alberta Soccer Association is proud to welcome Servus Credit Union as a Primary Partner of the Association for 2014. Servus Credit Union, with its strong Alberta presence and recognized commitment to the communities in which they work, will help to support the continued and long-term development of players in Alberta.
Servus Credit Union has committed financial support towards the Alberta Soccer Youth Provi ...Read More
Alberta Soccer Members Shine in 2014
March 5, 2014
Soccer in Alberta has had a stellar start to 2014. As we continue to push towards creating a centre of excellence for the game right here in our Province, the accomplishments of our players, coaches and referees with the support of their clubs and districts does not go unnoticed. We would like to congratulate the following players, referees and coaches on their outstanding achievements so far this year – the future is bright!
Alberta Soccer to Launch C License Coaching Program
(March 3, 2014)
Starting in Spring, 2014 the Canadian Soccer Association is introducing the new C License Program as part of Phase 2 of the new Canadian Soccer Coaching Pathway rollout. The C License will replace the current Pre B Assessment. The C License is the new entry level to the licensing Stream in Canada.
From May 8 to May 11, 2014, at Mount Royal University in Calgary, the Alberta Soccer Association i ...Read More
Edmonton to host "Group of Death" at FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
(March 4, 2014) – The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 took place this past Saturday at Montreal’s historic Windsor Hotel. Hosts Canada will face-off in a series of intriguing challenges against Ghana, Finland and Korea DPR in Group A. The Canucks and Ghanaians will also contest the tournament’s opening match, August 5 at Toronto’s National Stadium.
Edmonton is set to host the ‘Group of Death&rsqu ...Read More
Alberta Soccer appoints two new members to the Technical Commitee
(February 24, 2014)
Alberta Soccer is very pleased to announce the appointments of Dave Clarke and Paul Morigeau as the newest members of the Alberta Soccer Technical Committee after a call was put out for nominations to members in late January. Dave and Paul have strong backgrounds as both players and coaches. Their past experience and input will be a valuable asset to the Technical Committee going forward.
Current ...Read More
Canada Women's National Team to face FIFA Women's World Cup Champions Japan in Edmonton
(February 5, 2014)
Canada Women’s National Team will return to Edmonton, AB in 2014 for a marquee match-up against reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions Japan at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday 25 October (kickoff 14.00 local time).
The 25 October match will be the first of a series of two Women’s International Friendlies between Canada and Japan, the second match being played i ...Read More
2014 Referee Registration has opened
For returning referees:
Log in to your Refcentre account at - http://www.refcentre.com and follow the directions.
If you need help with that, click on - http://www.albertasoccer.com/referee/registration
For people wishing to become a referee, click on - http://www.albertasoccer.com/referee/becomeareferee ...Read More
Canadian Soccer Association releases 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
(January 24, 2014) Over a year in the making, the most recent iteration of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Strategic Plan, covering the quadrennial 2014-2018, was presented to the media and public on Thursday. Titled Leading a Soccer Nation, the document clearly states the four strategic priorities that will guide the Association’s decision making for the next cycle.
“The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is based on ideas gathered f ...Read More
Call for Members for Business Development Committee
Alberta Soccer will be launching a new Business Development Committee to help explore partnerships for soccer in Alberta
We welcome anyone who has an interest in business development and sponsorships to apply to be part of this exciting new opportunity.
Alberta Soccer hands out Annual Awards
On January 18, 2014, the Alberta Soccer Association took one final moment to reflect on the year that was – 2013 – during the Annual Awards Banquet. Hosted at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton just after the Alberta Soccer Association Annual General Meeting, the Banquet acknowledged the contributions and achievements of Members of the Association of this past year as well as long-term contributions.
J’Lyn Nye, host of 630 CHED’s Afternoon Show brought ...Read More
Intercontinental Hotels Group becomes Official Hotel Supplier for Alberta Soccer
The Alberta Soccer Association is pleased to announce that InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) will be the official hotel supplier for the organization. IHG has more guest rooms than any other hotel company in the world with nine premiere brands including but not limited to, Holiday Inn hotels® and Holiday Inn Express® hotels, along with nine other brands.
In Alberta Soccer’s continued attempts to provide more benefits to our members, this re ...Read More
Players Selected for Arctic Winter Games Teams
The 18 players who will represent Alberta North at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska from March 17 to 22, 2014 have been selected.
The Arctic Winter Games is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. Alberta North will be sending Juvenile Boys and Girls teams who will compete at indoor soccer against other teams from Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Greenland, Sapmi, and Yamal/Russia. The Games serve as a great ...Read More
Tickets on Sale Now: FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
Dear Alberta Soccer Community,
In recognition of your continued support of soccer in Canada, the National Organising Committee is excited to provide an opportunity for Groups/Clubs to be a part of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, an important international competition that showcases the future stars of women’s soccer.
Venue Pack Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 28, 2013, at noon EST, and offer up to 20% off regular i ...Read More
Women's Soccer in Alberta reaches new heights in 2013
November 14, 2013
It didn't take long after the Victoria Women's Team and the Edmonton Green and Gold Classics won Nationals for other Albertan Women's Teams to continue the momentum.
Last week, the MacEwan Griffins Women's Team coached by Alberta Soccer Coach Dean Cordeiro capped off an impressive perfect season with their first ever CCAA National Championship. The Griffins beat the Garneau Elans 2- ...Read More
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Julia Ignacio wins University Awards
November 7, 2013
Last night capped off a year full of accolades and awards for Alberta's Julia Ignacio and she is still looking for more. After returning from a year off the pitch, 22 year old Julia Ignacio has taken University soccer by storm in her first year with the University of Alberta Pandas.
Last week, Ignacio was awarded the Canada West Most Valuable Player Award and the Canada West Student-Athlete Community Servi ...Read More
Albertans win CCAA Awards
(November 6, 2013)
Two Albertans were front and centre at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Awards (CCAA) Banquets on November 5 in Surrey, BC and Saint John, NB.
Cam Leverman, head coach of the MacEwan Griffins and last summer's U16 Boys Provincial Assistant Coach was named the 2013 CCAA Men's Soccer Coach of the Year. The MacEwan Griffins went through a major transformation from last year earning the ACAC title ...Read More
Referee Sheena Dickson appointed to CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship
October 24, 2013
From Canada Soccer
Sheena Dickson has been appointed to the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, taking place in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 30 October to 9 November 2013. Dickson is one of twelve Canadian referees on the Canadian Soccer Association’s FIFA List and this will be her most important assignment to date.
In order to prepare, Dickson will be arriving in Jamaica early for pre-competitio ...Read More
Victoria AMSL Women Crowned National Champions and 4 other Alberta Teams Medal
(October 15, 2013) The Victoria Women, AMSL and Provincial Champions for Senior Women, have won the 2013 Jubilee Shield to be crowned National Champions after a 1 – 0 victory over Royal Select Beauport from Quebec (game played in Halifax). Nicola Weber scored the only goal of the final in the 88th minute to bring Victoria their 4th National Championship at the Senior Level (2004, 2005 2009).
The remainder of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Nationa ...Read More
National Volunteer Programme Launched for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 and FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
(October 8, 2013)
The national Volunteer Programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was launched today at Parliament Hill in Ottawa this 8 October 2013 during the FIFA Official Host City workshop being held in Ottawa.
Hundreds of volunteers will be required to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 competition taking place between 5 August and 24 August 2014. It is ex ...Read More
Four Albertans selected to Canada for U17 World Cup
The Canada Men's U17 Team have made their selections for the U17 World Cup later this month in UAE.
Among the selections are four Alberta players including:
- Marco Carducci (Calgary) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
- Hanson Boakai (Edmonton) - FC Edmonton
- Jose Lopez (Calgary) - FC Edmonton Reserves
- Christian Kaiswatum (Edmonton) - FC Edmonton Academy
Masters and Classics Teams finish strong at Nationals
(October 2, 2013)
For the first time in its history, the Masters and Classics National Championships, competitions for players over the age of 35, were held separately but both witnessed strong Alberta teams.
The Green and Gold Women represented Alberta this year at the Classics National Championships in Quebec City. Coached by Edmonton District Soccer Association's Executive Director, Mike Thome, Green and Gold earned the righ ...Read More
Apply Now for the Above and Beyond Grant for Coaches and Officials
The Above and Beyond Grant provides support to coaches and officials to pursue educational or developmental opportunities. Specifically, the grant is intended for a coach or an official that is in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and who is experiencing extraordinary circumstances.
For coaches, the minimum certification required is completion of the National Coaching Certification ...Read More
Calgary Regional Performance Centre welcomes Young Men and Women
(September 25, 2013) The Calgary Regional Performance Centre welcomed the next generation of future soccer stars on September 24 at the Foothills Indoor Soccer Facility.
The Centre is a partnership between Alberta Soccer and FC Edmonton that seeks to provide further opportunities for young players, both men and women, to reach their goals of playing at the University/College level, professionally and with the national teams. The Calgary centre follows the already launched ...Read More
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Tier I Teams from Across the Province Qualify for Nationals
Tier I Teams Qualify for Club Nationals
August 26, 2013
During August 22-25, Tier I teams from across the Province competed in the final Youth Provincial Competition of the 2013 Outdoor Season. The Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association (EIYSA) played host to the 36 teams across three age groups at the impeccable facilities of the Edmonton Soccer Association Complex. In the third year of the existence of this competition, the high quality of play, invaluably ...Read More
Alberta Soccer and FC Edmonton launch Regional Performance Centre in Calgary
Regional Performance Centre announced for Southern Albertans
(September 5, 2013) – On October 15, FC Edmonton and the Alberta Soccer Association will launch a “Regional Performance Centre” for young male and female soccer players in Calgary. The centre will follow the launch ofthe Edmonton centre and offer youth the opportunity to train like professionals.
It is thanks to FC Edmonton Owners, Tom & Dave Fath, and their commitment to the betterment ...Read More
Alberta Senior Teams headed to National Club Championships
Senior SoccerFest sends Alberta teams to Nationals
Senior SoccerFest, the annual Provincial competition took place over the September long weekend at multiple sites in Calgary. Co-hosted by the Calgary United Soccer Association (CUSA) and the Calgary Women's Soccer Association (CWSA), the competition showcased the best of the best of the 2013 Outdoor Season.
After an entertaining Alberta Major Soccer League (AMSL), all eyes were on the Jubilee Shield and Challenge ...Read More