What is Grassroots Soccer?

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Grassroots according to Alberta Soccer…

A PRIORITY for the development of soccer within Alberta. The essence of grassroots soccer is to encourage and nurture a passion for playing the game.

Soccer is a simple game that brings fun and challenge to individuals the world over, and so it should be in Alberta. In order to support this ’play’ philosophy Alberta Soccer has developed a Grassroots Pathway and supports this with a series of developmental workshops that are available to districts, clubs and communities throughout Alberta.

Support the development of your Grassroots Program and engage Alberta Soccer to provide developmental  support for your game in your community. Visit our District Outreach page to explore the opportunities

Grassroots according to children…

“I wish my coach would continue to be awesome”…

“I wish my coach would get us ice cream after a game”…

“I wish my parents would be nice at soccer”…

Grassroots Player Pathway

The Alberta Soccer Grassroots Pathway is consistent with Canada Soccer’s Pathway and its corresponding ‘Recreational’ stream. It is guided by the principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) and encourages lifelong sport participation and an active lifestyle. See below for each LTPD stage and corresponding activities that Alberta Soccer offers within its Grassroots programming.