Who are the Coaches?
Put simply - you are! Our coaches are all parent volunteers.
Without volunteer coaches and co-coaches we are not able to field teams, no matter how many children are registered. Some of our coaches play soccer or have previous training; others are new to the sport.
If it weren't for our volunteer coaches, the cost to play soccer would be $100 to $200 more per player. Plus there is no way we could find enough paid coaches to cover the 55+ teams we have each season.
Want to be a volunteer coach?
Please complete our Coaching Application form and drop it off at our Fort Saskatchewan Minor Sports Association office.
All volunteers are required to provide a RCMP Criminal Record Check. Record Checks are completed free of charge for Minor Sports Volunteers. Ask our office for a letter which identifies you as one of our volunteers.
Thinking of coaching but don't know much about soccer?
Experience not required!
Most of our coaches start out with lots of enthusiasm and very little soccer knowledge, so do not let this stop you from signing up to coach. We do require that all coaches have a valid Criminal Record Check on file with the Fort Saskatchewan Minor Sports Association.
We pay for our coaches to take the CSA/ASA Long Term Player Development Coaching Courses (formerly called NCCP Courses). These courses are interesting, fun, hugely information, helpful and definitely worth a few hours our your time.
Where are the coaching courses?
Coaching courses are held right in Fort Saskatchewan. (see the 'Courses' tab for more information)
Our dates not working for you? We can help find a course which works for you because there will be other courses happening in the Metro Edmonton area.
The Alberta Soccer Association requires all coaches to have completed the appropriate coaching course.
Have some questions?
Ready to volunteer or have a few questions, please contact either of our Program Directors: