Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association

Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association

April 06, 2005 19:24 ET

Edmonton Enters teams in Super Y Soccer League

Attention: Sports Editor EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2005) - SUPER Y LEAGUE

Edmonton enters 12 teams in the Super Y League, commencing with the 2005 season. Teams will be represented in the Boys and Girls categories, in U-13, U-15 and U-17 age groups. The teams will compete against other Super Y teams from Calgary, British Columbia and Washington State. The season runs from May to October, with qualifying teams advancing to the North American Championships, held in Tampa, Florida.

Two new Clubs', under the auspices of the Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association (EIYSA), have been formed to accommodate these teams; Edmonton Force Soccer Club and Edmonton Clippers Soccer Club. These clubs' will operate totally independent of other EIYSA member club's. Each club will have 6 teams (a boys and girls team in each age).The Edmonton Force will operate from the "north" side of the North Saskatchewan river, and the Edmonton Clippers will operate from the south side. 75% of the players on each team will come from within their defined boundary Players selected for the Super Y League teams will also participate for any sanctioned club, district or provincial program. No restrictions will be in place. The teams will not be eligible to challenge for any local, district or provincial competition
Tryouts for these teams commence April 16/17, 2005. Information regarding tryouts is found on the EIYSA web site, www.eiysa.com


USL (United Soccer Leagues) is the largest organization of soccer leagues in North America. USL is dedicated to growing the sport at the grassroots level across the U.S. and Canada. USL is a leader in player development and is dedicated to growing the game in North America. USL operates the USL First Division, USL Second Division, USL Premier Development League (PDL), North American U23 amateur league, USL W-League (Women's amateur) and the USL Super Y League.

The Super Y league is a professionalized system developing elite youth players in North America. The league is designed for talented youth players aspiring to National Programs, Post Secondary, Professional or International Careers. The Super Y League is organized into several regional divisions. Each regional division develops its own schedule with league winners advancing to the Super Y North American Finals in Tampa, Florida each November.

The Super Y league is aimed at the top percentile of players in North America. Currently, from Canada, there are teams from BC, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes which participate in the program. Super Y provides an opportunity for players to advance to another level of competition beyond local league competition without affecting their regular team commitments. Players participating in Super Y league games can expected to be scouted by provincial, national, and collegiate associates.

Super Y has over 300 club's participating in the program, mostly within the U.S.A. The majority of these club teams are sponsored by Professional Club's. The establishment of Super Y teams in Edmonton, in the youth categories, is the first step towards eventually developing a sustainable professional team in our area, which can be supported primarily by local talent, and the team in turn supporting soccer in the Edmonton area.

Contact Information

  • Barrie White, COO, Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association
    Primary Phone: 780-462-6826
    Secondary Phone: 780-462-3537
    E-mail: exdir@eiysa.com