Challenges must be submitted to Alberta Soccer from the relevant Senior district association by May 1st annually and meet the criteria outlined in the AMSL Operating Rules, Section 12) Relegation and Promotion. 


EDSA and CUSA both have submitted challenges on behalf of their teams.

On the Women's side, Sherwood Park Phoenix has submitted a challenge for a spot in the league for the 2023 Outdoor Season.

On the Men's side, from EDSA Sherwood Park Phoenix and BTB have both submitted challenges for the 2023 Outdoor Season. If they meet the criteria one of the teams will play the lowest north team. 

From CUSA, 1UP has submitted a challenge for a spot in the 2023 Outdoor Season. If they qualify, they will play against the lowest place south team. 1UP has also submitted a challenge the for a spot in the 2022 Challenge Cup Provincial finals. If they qualify they will be playing against the 3rd place team from the south.

Only one team will in the North and one team in the South will  be eligible to challenge for each division, the last placed North team and last placed South team respectively.


In cases where  more than one team  has declared their intention to challenge for a particular division (North and/or South), a series of games if required (as outlined in Section 12 of the AMSL Operating Rules) will take place to determine who will ultimately participate in the challenge series to enter the league the next season. 

Note: Should either of the CPL U20 Teams competing in the AMSL Men's Division end the season in last place, they are not subject to challenges, the second last place finisher in the Men's Division would be.

In a challenge series:

  1. Head to head games with aggregate score for the two matches will be used

    1. AWAY GOALS WILL NOT BE COUNTED as this is not covered in rule 10 of the AMSL Operating Rules

  2. If the score is tied after the two games the following will occur immediately following the second challenge match:

    1. 2 x 15 minute halves and if the score is still tied

    2. Penalty Kicks as per FIFA Laws

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