In the spring and fall we host Alberta Soccer Association courses in Fort Saskatchewan. The clinics 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 attending a courses that is not being hosted by Fort Saskatchewan Soccer, please pay and submit the receipt and course certificate for reimbursement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees apply for individuals who do not coach for Fort Sask Soccer. Registration is required
for all courses, including the ones hosted by Fort Sask Soccer.
Schedule and Links to Register - TBD
When you register for a course please remember the following, we are:
District - Tri-County Soccer Association (10)
Club - Fort Saskatchewan
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)
Timbit Coach Clinic at the DCC, TBD
Timbit Coach Training Schedule
Class time will be in the DCC, Lions Mane Room. Field time will be in the DCC Indoor soccer field.
For more information about each course - click here. (this is a link to the Alberta Soccer Website. Select Coach, Community Workshops and the course you are interested in.)
Active Start - U3 & 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.
FUNdamental - U7 and U8 Coaches
At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun."
Learn to Train - U9 & U11 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 - U13, U15, U17 and 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.