In the spring and fall there are Alberta Soccer Association courses in the Edmonton area or online. The courses are part of the Canadian and Alberta Soccer Associations' Long-Term Player Development coaching courses program. ASA requires all coaches to have taken courses to (or above) the level at which they are coaching.
Fort Saskatchewan Soccer pays the course fees for our coaches. If you are taking a course online or attending one, please pay and submit the receipt and course certificate for reimbursement to email@example.com
Respect In Sport (valid 5 yrs.)
Coaches & Assistant Coaches
Respect In Sport (valid 5 yrs. & free)
Mini Course (no expiry all free) https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?mode=login
o Coaching Soccer In Canada
o Making Headway
o Emergency Action Plan
o Rule of Two
NCCP Level Course for your age group (no expiry & fully refundable fee upon completion) https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/collections/grassroots-coaching-education-program)
o Active Start = U5 & U7 (theory only)
o FUNdamentals = U9 (Theory only)
o Learn to Train = U11 (Theory & Practical)
o Soccer for Life = U13+ (theory & Practical)
Making Ethical Decisions (no expiry & fully refundable fee upon completion) - U13+ ONLY. https://albertasport.ca/coaching/nccp-multi-sport-coaching-modules/competition-introduction-modules/#MED
Active Start - U5 Coaches
Soccer contributes to the well being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them the basic movements. At this introductory level the objective is to get moving and to keep active.
FUNdamentals - U7 Coaches
At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun."
Grassroots Training Module for U5 and U7 Coaches
Learn to Train - U9 Coaches
Skill development is very important, and players learn best by "doing." Players move from self-centered to self-critical, and they have a high arousal level during basic skills training. This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetition is important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.
Soccer for Life - U11-U19 Coaches
At any stage in the LTPD model, players may choose to play soccer as a purely recreational activity regardless of their level of ability or disability. Soccer can be enjoyed as an integral part of any personal lifelong wellness plan. Adult players can also become active in the coaching and administration of the sport.
The recruitment and retention of players, coaches, referees and administrators is key to the ongoing development of both grass roots and elite soccer in Canada through the LTPD model.
If you took a course under the old NCCP Program, the equivalencies are:
Child Course - Active Start, FUNdamentals
Youth - Learning to Train (L2T)
Senior - Active for Life (A4L)