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COACH EDUCATION

NCCP Coach Certification Courses follow Canada Soccer's Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Model, which SASA strongly supports. At these courses you will learn valuable tools for working with athletes as well as age specific training content related to develop the best players possible.

St. Albert Soccer encourages our coaches who have complete the Community Stream Workshops to continue to develop their coaching by taking the C Licence course. 

Coaches must have Making Ethical Decisions, Respect in Sport (online module) and Making Headway (online module) completed prior to registering for the course.

Designed for first time coaches and focuses on teaching basic skills and basic physical literacy. 

What do you learn?

  • Develop a basic understanding of Physical Literacy
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the children they are working with
  • How to run a practice session that is fun, safe, and keeps children actively engaged.
  • How to communicate with players at this age

 

Active Start

Course Date - Late April / Early May

FUNdamentals

Designed for individuals who will be coaching the U7 age group.

What do you learn?

  • How to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed
  • How to run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.
  • How to explain the FUNdamentals of a game in a way that children can understand
  • How to communicate to this specific age group.

Course Date - Late April / Early May

Learn to Train

Designed for coaches working with U9-U12 players while players navigate through the "Golden Age of Learning".

What do you learn? 

  • How to teach basic principles of play
  • How to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment
  • How to communicate to this specific age group
  • How to train speed, flexibility and skills and understand your role as a coach in developing these skills

 

Course Date - Late April

Required for coaches working with players who are U13 and older. The emphasis of this course is on the technical and tactical development within the 11-a-side game environment.

What do you learn?

  • How to plan and deliver effective, enjoyable, age-appropriate practices and how to provide feedback to your players
  • How to be able to better understand the role of the coach and the developmental stage of the players you are working with
  • How to provide a safe practice/game environment for your players. 

Soccer For Life

Course Date - Late April

How to Register

Pre-registration is required for all courses hosted by the Alberta Soccer Association website. Please click here for instructions

  • Please note, the course is comprised of both time in the classroom and on field
  • Participants should come prepared and ready to participate in physical activity indoors.
  • There will be an hour allocated for lunch.

For information regarding course content or further information, please contact our Grassroots Head Coach, Alesha Weicker-Pasternak.

For information regarding course payment and logistics, please contact Marj Ormiston.

Not available during the course dates?

If these dates don't for work in your schedule, there are courses available at other locations on different days to accommodate most schedules. If you find a course you'd like to take, SASA will reimburse registration fees upon completion of the course. All that is required is the course receipt along with your NCCP Certification number.

LAWS OF THE GAME

Indoor Soccer

7 v 7 Arena Boardless Rules

CLICK HERE to find the rules for the 7v7 Arena Boardless Game that is played in our U9 Community Program.

 6 v 6 Boarded Rules

CLICK HERE to find the rules for the 6v6 Boarded game that is played from U11 to U19.

Outdoor Soccer

7 v 7 Rules

CLICK HERE to find the rules for the 7v7 game that is payed in our U9 Community Program.

8 v 8 Rules

CLICK HERE to find the rules for the 8v8 game that is payed in our U11 Community Program.

11 v 11 Rules

Here you will find the rules for the 11v11 game that is payed in our Community Program with players in U13 and older.

Part 1 / Part 2

11 v 11 Rules (Summary of Rule Changes)

CLICK HERE to find the Summer of Rule Changes for the 2020 Outdoor Season.

Safety Policies

CSA Lightning Policy

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

CLICK HERE to review the CSA Lightning Policy

Air Quality Index Policy

CLICK HERE to review the Air Quality Monitoring Guidelines

CSA Concussion Policy

CLICK HERE to review the CSA Concussion Policy

CLICK HERE to review the Concussion Recognition Pocket Tool

ASA Air Quality & Severe Weather Policy

CLICK HERE to find the ASA Air Quality and Severe Weather Policy Information Card

PRE-SEASON ORIENTATION

At the beginning of each season (Outdoor and Indoor), our SASA staff and Grassroots Head Coach put on a Pre-Season Orientation for all new and returning coaches in our Community Programs.

At these meetings, coaches will receive information relating to

  • Administration of a team (rules and guidelines, gamesheets)
  • On-Field information (practice plans, player management tips, ideas)
  • Equipment pick-up (jerseys, pinnies, cones, soccer balls)
  • TeamSnap Orientation (how to work teamsnap as a Coach/Manager)

 

Coaches will also receive on-line access to "The Locker Room", SASA's very own Coach's Corner that contains session plans, weekly warm up, small sided games and age specific content relative to the players that you are working with.

SASA Coach / Player Cards

All Players, Coaches, and Managers participating in the EMSA League are required to show a SASA ID Card prior to the game.

NO CARD = NO GAME

To obtain a card, follow the steps below. Each request for a card must include the following:

  1. Head and Shoulders picture against a BLANK wall.
    • Hold the phone in Portrait mode
  2. Picture of legal proof of date of birth
    • Birth Certificate, Passport, Alberta Health Card, etc
    • Must have person's name and birthdate embedded in it
  3. Email JPEG to marjo@stalbertsoccer.com with:
    • Person's name
    • Type of Card
      • Coach, Player, or Manager

Upon completion, you will be notified via email when it is available for pick up.

Don't miss your first game - Check the expiry date on your existing card. 

SASA Game Sheets

SASA League Game Sheets required for all league games.

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