Structure of Soccer in Alberta
For both youth and senior players, your local soccer club or local community association is a member of the local district soccer association. The local district soccer association is a member of the provincial association (Alberta Soccer), and the provincial association is a member of the national association (Canada Soccer). Finally, soccer is governed internationally by FIFA, which appears at the top of this hierarchy.
This structure creates an avenue for your input to be heard at all levels of the soccer hierarchy. Issues of dispute are to be addressed at the most immediate local level first with appeal capabilities to Alberta Soccer and, in certain situations, to Canada Soccer. Alberta Soccer holds General Meetings with its District Members twice a year where input can be heard.