Alberta Soccer will remain involved in the player development process and pathways but will have less of a hands-on training role. We will still be involved in Grassroots programming and outreach. The goal remains to introduce as many players and families to the game as possible and thereby create life-long players and participants who give back to the game and their communities. We will also continue to offer coach education via Community Stream and Licensing Stream coaching courses to ensure coaches can deliver age and stage-appropriate sessions for their players.
Although Alberta Soccer will have less of a role in high-performance player training, we will continue to facilitate advancement of the best players along their development pathways. The technical staff will focus on player identification and scouting events to showcase players to Canada Soccer, professional clubs, and colleges and universities. We will also continue managing teams at multi-sport events, including the Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, Arctic Winter Games, and Alberta Winter Games.