Alberta Player Development League (APDL)


About the Alberta Player Development League (Formerly AYSL)

Clubs achieving the National Youth Club License participate in the standards-based Canada Soccer Player Development Program (PDP). The PDP provides an environment (both in training and competition) to allow for high-quality organizations to contribute to the on-going development of players, coaches, officials, and administrators. The Alberta Player Development League (APDL) is the game component of the Player Development Program in Alberta. The APDL is governed and operated by the Alberta Soccer Association.


Value of Being with a National Youth Licence Club

  • Has a Technical Plan that aligns with the Long-Term Player Development Model.

  • Has a Game Model that is aligned with the playing philosophy.

  • Has Player Management Pathway and associated support mechanisms.

  • Supports a holistic approach to player development that takes into account physical, mental, technical/tactical, and social/emotional development.

  • Has a Sports Science and Medicine Plan aligned with the Technical Plan and provides access to expertise and support.

  • Has access to appropriate technology to support player and coach development.


Club Licensing Program Principles

  • Prioritize fun.

  • Emphasize physical, mental, and emotional safety.

  • Provide developmentally appropriate, high-quality programs.

  • Maximize attraction, holistic personal development, progression, and long-term engagement.

  • Focus on participant-centred decision-making.

  • Foster accessible, inclusive, and welcome environments.

  • Act as a good corporate and community citizen.

Participating CMSA Clubs

Calgary Blizzards Soccer Club
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Calgary Foothills Soccer Club
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Calgary Rangers Soccer Club
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Calgary SouthWest United Soccer Club
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Calgary Villains Football Club
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McKenzie United Soccer Club
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Format and Key Dates


Format and Key Dates

The APDL games program is built within a year-round calendar with scheduled rest and recovery periods. This calendar encourages a year-long commitment to your Club of choice.  The Outdoor program will run September, October, April, May, June, and July and includes travel within the province.  The Indoor program will run January, February, and March and includes travel within the province.


Details will be communicated directly from Alberta Soccer to Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licensed Clubs.

AYSL Webpage

AYSL Webpage

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