SASA Impact is a respected regional club program actively involved in the EMSA leagues at the youth level. Players from St. Albert, Edmonton, and surrounding areas enjoy professional fitness sessions and Academy training under the direction of Licensed Coaches, access to premier fields, facilities, and more.
Currently, we have thirty U9 - U19 teams playing competitively in EMSA leagues.
2021 Indoor Club Coaches - click here
Player Placement Process
Teams are formed from open sessions(assessments). All new players are invited to register for these sessions, however, we reserve the option to redirect players to the program that best suits their athletic aptitude.
Players whose birth year is deemed "out of scope", can request to be considered by contacting the Technical Director, Troye Flannery.
All Club Program tryouts follow the appropriate AHS guidelines.
Player Placement Assessment Dates
All assessments will take place at the St. Albert Soccer Association's fields at 61 Riel Drive. Players MUST register in advance for the 'Club Player Placement Registration'
SASA offers an Academy training-based program for players born in 2012 & 2013 interested in committing more time to their own development.
Overseen by SASA's Technical Director, players train twice a week. Age-specific teams will be formed to compete in external leagues where no statistics or standings are kept. These league games allow the introduction of game tactics which are an integral part of each player's development.
SASA offers players the opportunity to train and develop in a highly competitive environment from U11 to U19, in Tier 1 and Tier 2. Our teams compete in external leagues that best fit their competitive development.
Players are selected through the player placement process, taking into consideration the player's developmental stage. Once placed on a team, players will be provided with the appropriate training environment to help them elevate their game, both individually and as a team.
Adult Impact Programs
As a next step, players who turn 16, have the opportunity to further challenge themselves by playing as a Trialist on one of our Adult Impact teams who participate in EDSA / AMSL.
SASA also provides an opportunity for players who have finished their youth careers in our club, to tryout for our Adult Impact teams or participate in one of SASA's many adult programs. For more information on our adult programs, click here.
Player Development Program (PDP)
This program is designed to meet the needs of players with the desire to train and perform at the highest youth level possible. The Player Performance Pathway that these athletes enter offers many aspects that will provide elements for them to meet their needs in achieving participation at the highest level. Framework for the competition element of this program is suggested to include scouting events monitored by Canada Soccer as well as direct opportunities to be viewed by professional clubs and accredited post-secondary institutions.
All of the PDP Head Coaches will have a minimum of a CSA National B License or CSA National Youth License (or enrolled in course).
For Indoor, the Impact PDP teams will be playing 11v11 matches on a regular basis with other National Licensed Club Teams, as well as teams from older age groups.
For Outdoor, the Alberta Youth Soccer League competition will be “periodized” across a full calendar year, allowing for:
-Scheduled breaks throughout the calendar year to avoid training overload
-Matches to be scheduled with adequate intervals between them
-Planning and recovery time for clubs, coaches, players, and families.
PDP Indoor Fees are $1250.00 and include all on-field training (2-3 times per week), licensed coaches, additional staff personnel such as Athletic Therapists, and league fees associated with this team. There may be additional fees required to ensure appropriate fitness and sport psychology components are being met.
The Impact Experience
Player Development Center (PDC)
No More School Gyms
During the indoor season, our players receive two training sessions a week at SASA's Player Development Center. This facility is equipped with full size and U12 size goals and high end artificial field turf to allow players the opportunity to develop their skills in the proper environment.
All teams U13+ are run through a minimum of 10 Fitness sessions delivered by qualified fitness experts to give our players the strength and conditioning required during the final moments of the match.
Click here for more information on our Sports Science Programs.
Fees are set seasonally based on known actual costs such as club league fees, tryouts, fitness, academy, equipment, coach honorariums and more. Indoor fees are typical $700 - $800 with additional team fees possible.
Many Impact teams travel for tournaments and training throughout Alberta as well as outside of the province to challenge our players. In addition, some teams may attend Showcase tournaments to offer opportunities for players to be seen by Post Secondary and Professional Team Scouts.
New to the Region?
Joining a Team Mid-Season. For players moving into the region mid-season, please contact us and we will put you in touch directly with the applicable Coach/Team.
The Player Placement Process
Outdoor Assessment Process
Interested players must pre-register to attend an assessment.
Indoor Player Placement Process
- All sessions will take place at 61 Riel Drive
- Pre-registration is required.
- Be at the field 15 minutes prior to each session
Payment options are in place for all Impact players
- Online: VISA/ MasterCard in full or by installment
- In Office: Debit, Cash or Cheque. Cheque payments may be made in three equal payments.