Community Stream

Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Community Sport Stream has four workshops based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three workshops, Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth workshop in this Stream is called Soccer for Life and focuses attention on working with players between the ages of 13 through to “masters soccer” which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness, those who enjoy recreational soccer, as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.

Coaches wishing to gain training through the Community Sport Stream would do so in the following manner:

Active Start Workshop: Completion of a workshop totaling 3 hours (Active Start Stage of Development – players U-4/U-6). No pre-requisites required.

FUNdamentals Workshop: Completion of the workshop totaling 7 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Fundamentals Stage of Development – Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.

Active Start/FUNdamentals Workshop: Completion of this combined workshop totaling 10 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Active Start Stage of Development – players U-4/U-6 and Fundamentals Stage of Development – Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.

Learn to Train Workshop: Completion of the workshop totaling 14 hours plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Learning to Train Stage of Development – Boys U-9/U-12 and Girls U-8/U-11). No pre-requisites required.

Soccer for Life Workshop: Completion of a workshop totaling 14 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Soccer for Life Stage of Development – Boys U-13 and Girls U-12 and older). No pre-requisites required.

Note: coaches do not undergo an official evaluation process in the Community Sport Stream, therefore they are not designated on their NCCP transcript as a Certified Coach. These workshops provide training only in developmental stage specific areas of coaching. With this in mind coaches taking part in these workshops will receive the status of Trained Coach (or will be considered In Training if they have still to complete a module of the particular workshop they have taken).

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