EIYSA FC PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Considered an integral part of the Canada Soccer Player Pathway (LTPD Stage 4), the Player Development Program (PDP) is defined by our National Association as the highest level of youth competition in our country. Available only to National Youth Club Licence holders, it will create a “best-on-best” Canada Soccer-aligned competition in our province.
As one of only 9 recipients of the National Youth Club Licence, EIYSA FC was excited to participate in the AYSL beginning in the 2021-2022 Indoor Season with the 2007 age group. EIYSA FC introduced the 2008 age group into the AYSL for the outdoor 2022 season.
The Alberta Youth Soccer League competition began play in 2021 with U14 and U15 age groups for both genders. Alberta Soccer has opted to launch one age group per year, until all age groups are onboarded in 2023. Each year, a new Under 14 group will be introduced to the league as the previous Under 14 group advances to the next age category.
The Alberta Youth Soccer League competition is “periodized” across a full calendar year, allowing for:
EIYSA FC PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BREAKDOWN
Training - two to three times weekly
Match Play - Determined by Alberta Soccer Association
Sport Science - Strength and Conditioning weekly; Nutrition and Mental Skills once per month
Apparel - New Players will receive a Full Training Kit (T-Shirts, Training Shorts, Hoodie, Track Suit, Backpack); Returning Players to receive Training Kit (T-Shirt, Training Shorts)
Program Payment - Yearly, quarterly, monthly payment options - 2022-2023 Fees TBD
Player Registration Fees funds the following:
Each EIYSA FC Team will maintain their own Team Bank Account, teams will fundraise (bottle drives, raffles, etc.) in order to help raise funds for:
*Please note that no player will be required to pay EIYSA FC any additional fees over and above the EIYSA FC Registration Fee.