(May 31, 2019) This past weekend saw players from seven districts traveling to Red Deer for the Western Canada Summer Games Trials. The weekend was supported by Tania Singfield from Canada Soccer, who put on goalkeeper development sessions for the young keepers in attendance as well as a coach education session for local Red Deer coaches. Tania was an integral part of the weekend – working alongside the Alberta REX goalkeeper coaches to help develop and evaluate those in attendance.
Players were tested against each other to earn a place on Alberta’s Western Canada Summer Games team for 2019. The level of play was outstanding and the coaches have some difficult selections to make in the coming weeks.
When asked about the event, Jordan Stewart, Alberta Soccer Regional Coach – South, said, “It’s been a fantastic weekend where the girls and boys have really pushed each other to reach another level. It’s not often that player’s from across the province get together like this and have the opportunity to showcase who they are, and what they can do.”
The coaches will now review the video footage from the weekend and the video submissions from a handful of players who were unable to attend the trials.
Timelines for the selections are as follows:
- June 7: Selected players and alternates notified of their status
- June 10: Acceptance Deadline for selected players and alternates
- June 14: All players notified of their status for WCSG 2019
Click here for more important dates and details regarding Alberta’s involvement in the Games
About the Western Canada Summer Games
The Western Canada Summer Games were officially launched in Regina, August 1975..
The Western Canada Summer Games are intended to provide development opportunities for amateur athletes and to help them advance their skills in a competitive, but friendly environment. The Games also serve to broaden the exposure of talented athletes and provide a training ground for national and international level competitions. Social and cultural elements round out the sporting events for athletes.
For additional information about the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, click here