The AASL is a registered corporate entity and consists of a five person Executive Board, a Treasurer, and a Communications and Administration position. It provides robust liability insurance, travel insurance and premium participant accident insurance through a major international provider for all members.
Membership is comprised of approved (application based) football academies in Alberta who are also properly insured and who are either registered not-for-profits, or registered businesses in good-standing with the Province of Alberta.
All teams that wish to play in the AASL must apply and become a member of the Association ("Society"). Approved members then are granted membership and become Alberta Recognized Academies ("ARA's"). A list of the approved members will become publicly available upon approval on the Alberta Soccer Academies Association website. Membership is renewed by review on a yearly basis, and subject to a strict criteria to ensure high standards of organization and play.
ARA's are equal voting members and must abide by all ASAA and AASL guidelines and by-laws.
1. Apply to become a member of the ASAA.
2. ASAA Board approves or rejects applications.
3. If approved, members are granted 'ARA Status' (Alberta Recognized Academy).
4. ARAs are automatically approved to compete in the AASL.
5. ARA's register competitive teams with the AASL.
5. Once approved, AASL player cards are provided to each academy member in good-standing.
6. Compete and play!
"I am excited to see the continued emphasis on technical ability in Canada and putting player development first. We need players who can be game-changers when they reach the U Sport level. In our recruitment efforts, we are looking for individual ability and accomplishments. I look forward to following and watching players from BTB Academy join the collegiate ranks, whether U Sport or NCAA, and beyond as the sport continues to gain momentum in Canada, and standards continue to rise."
Professor and Director of MLab, Acadia University
Acadia Women's Soccer Coach
Dr. Scott Landry