Coaching Courses

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 

Course List by age level:

U5- Active start / respect in sport

U7- fundamentals/ respect in sport

U9- learn to train/ respect in sport/ making headway/ making Ethical decisions and emergency action plan. 

U11-U19- soccer for life/ respect in sport/ making headway/ making Ethical decisions and emergency action plan 


Links to register for the following:

Making Ethical Decisions - U9-19 Link

Respect in sport  - all levels Link 

Making Headway - U9-19 Link

Emergency Action Plan  - U9-19 Link


For information and to register in the following courses - LINK  

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."

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)



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