Coach Education Programs / Registration


Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Program consists of the Grassroots Coach Education Program that certifies coaches as having completed the age and stage training appropriate for the players they’re working with and the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program that provides coaches with the Canada Soccer Children’s, Youth, C, B, and A Licence award at the completion of their training.

 

Canada Soccer GRASSROOTS Coach Education Program

Saskatchewan Soccer is pleased to offer coach training for aspiring coaches across the province. In conjunction with Canada Soccer, we have made coach education more accessible by moving to a blended learning format allowing coaches to complete the theoretical part of the course online (PART1) and the on-field component (PART 2) by attending an in person practical workshop.
 
In addition, Canada Soccer has launched an online learning management system to lower the barrier to access for grassroots volunteer, parent, and guardian coaches (see article). The new coach education platform allows coaches anywhere to complete the theory component of the Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life courses online.
 
Canada Soccer has also added a new core component of the Grassroots Coach Education Program - Coaching Soccer in Canada, which has streamlined duplicate information from each of the courses into one simple module.  

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REGISTER FOR ONLINE THEORY WORKSHOP

Coaches who are interested in taking the new grassroots coach education program, can purchase their own courses online or clubs can purchase access keycodes for their coaches. Please refer to the FAQ on Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Program for more information. To choose which course is right for you, please refer to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Program pathway and the course descriptions outlined below. Once a Coach has completed the online module they can then register for the in-person practical component through their Member Organizations RAMP Registration Portal. 
 
Is designed for coaches of U4 to U6 players and consists of completing 1.5 hours of online training followed by a 2-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. No pre-requisites required. 
PART 1: Register for the Active Start online theory with Canada Soccer. CLICK HERE    
PART 2: Once you have completed PART 1, login in to your Member Organizations RAMP registration portal, to find an on-field workshop in your area. 

FUNdamentals Workshop

Is designed for coaches of Boys U6-U9 and Girls U6-U8. It consists of completing 1.5 hours of online training followed by a 3-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. 
PART 1: Register for the FUNdamentals online theory with Canada Soccer. CLICK HERE    
PART 2: Once you have completed PART 1, login in to your Member Organizations RAMP registration portal, to find an on-field workshop in your area. 

Learn to Train Workshop

Is designed for coaches of Boys U9-U12 and Girls U8-U11. It consists of completing 2 hours of online training followed by a 4-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. 
PART 1: Register for the Learn to Train online theory with Canada Soccer. CLICK HERE        
PART 2: Once you have completed PART 1, login in to your Member Organizations RAMP registration portal, to find an on-field workshop in your area. 

Soccer for Life Workshop

Is designed for coaches of Boys U13+ and Girls U12+. It consists of completing 2 hours of online training followed by a 4-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. 
PART 1: Register for the Learn to Train online theory with Canada Soccer. CLICK HERE       
PART 2: Once you have completed PART 1, login in to your Member Organizations RAMP registration portal, to find an on-field workshop in your area.  
 
 
REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
2022 Practical Workshops
Location Registration Active Start   FUNdamentals  Learn to Train  Soccer 4 Life 
Saskatoon  Open to any SSA Member through SYSI RAMP Registration May 6  May 6 May 7 May 7
Meadow Lake  Open to any SSA Member (Registration Available Soon).  May 13 May 13  May 14  May 14 
*If you live outside of Saskatoon and would like to register for the Saskatoon Workshops please visit SYSI RAMP Registration or contact info@saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca  
 
HOW TO REGISTER - Registration access is available through your Member Organizations RAMP registration Portal. Registration windows will close 7 Days prior to the course start date.   
 
*Reminder - All Coaches interested in registering for the practical on-field courses are required to have completed the on-line theory portion of the course prior to registering. Coaches who have not completed the online training at time of registration will not be accepted.   

Canada Soccer ADVANCED Coaching Program

The Canada Soccer Advanced Education Program is aimed at those who are more serious about their coaching development and requires coaches reach a minimum standard of competence in a practical coaching environment. This process begins with the C-Licence, which is delivered by Saskatchewan Soccer. From there, coaches who have completed their C-Licence certification may enter into Development Stream (Children), Development Stream (Youth) or Performance Stream (Senior) all of which are delivered by Canada Soccer. 

Saskatchewan Soccer Delivered Workshops

C Licence

The C-Licence currently being offered in Saskatchewan in a blended format with the online theory being available through google classroom, followed by an on-field component which will be scheduled at a later date.  In similar fashion to the Grassroots workshops, their is a two part process to complete the workshop.
How to Register - Registration for both Part 1 (Online Theory) and Part 2 (On-Field) is through your Member Organization's RAMP registration portal. Registration will close 7 Days prior to the course start date. 
 
Part 1: Complete the online modules and activities prior to registering for the in-person workshop.
 
Part 2: Once Coaches have completed the PART 1 (Online Theory) they can then login back into RAMP registration portal, to find out when and where the next on-field workshop is being held.
 
Observation of Competency - Once Coaches have completed the online theory and the in-person practical, they will be considered trained. In order to be certified, Coaches will need to schedule an evaluation and meet the required standards outlined in the observations of competency form. 
 
Upcoming C-Licence Workshops
2022 Workshops
Location
Course
Date
Registration
YQR C-Licence - Practical Workshop  January 7,8 Complete
Online C-Licence - Online Theory February 1,15, March 1,15  Registration closed
YXE  C-Licence -Practical Workshop  FALL 2022 Registration coming soon
 

Canada Soccer Delivered Workshops

Development Stream (Child)

Children's Licence

Development Stream (Youth)

Youth Licence

(New) Youth Licence - Goalkeeping

Performance Stream (Senior)

B Licence

A Licence

Pro Licence

Please note: 
Each of the workshops within Canada Soccer's Advanced Coach Education Program is built with an emphasis placed on the practical application of certain coaching skills, also known as 'competencies'. These competencies are expanded upon as the coach progresses through the program and will range from showing an understanding of the rules of small-sided-soccer to running an effective practice with players in a high performance environment.

SSA Student Coach Credit Program

Program Overview

The purpose of the program is to provide the framework and opportunity for student athletes to not only begin giving back to their communities, but also get them started on their own Coaching development pathway.   The program is built around student's in grades 10 through 12 completing the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Programs and gaining valuable practical experience through Coaching within the local Soccer Community.  

For complete details and program information, please click here Student Coach Credit Program   

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