Canada Soccer launches online Grassroots Coach Education Program


Apr. 16, 2021


SSA Member Organizations,
 
Canada Soccer has just launched a new online learning solution to replace the current Community Stream Coach Education in-person classroom component. See the Canada Soccer Press Release.
 
This new online learning management system will increase access for grassroots volunteer, parent, and guardian coaches. The new coach education platform at canadasoccer.com/academy allows coaches to complete the theory component of the Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life courses online, from any location. In addition, a new core component of the Grassroots Coach Education Program - Coaching Soccer in Canada - has been added to the newly-dubbed Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. 
 
The Academy learning platform will allow for Member Organizations or clubs to administer and distribute access keys, purchased via Canada Soccer’s coach education shop (Canada-soccer.myshopify.com) for their grassroots coaches to complete the online component of the Grassroots Coach Education Program. Once the online portion is complete coaches will then contact SSA to schedule the in-person practical component required to complete the certification.  
 
TRANSITION PLAN FOR SASKATCHEWAN
1. RAMP Online registration for all Community Courses online theory components of (Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learning to Train, and Soccer 4 Life) will now be closed.
2. Coaches who are currently registered or are in the process of completing one of the Community Courses being delivered through the google classroom, will still be able to complete the course through this platform.
3. Any new Coaches looking to take one of the online theory courses will now be directed to Canada Soccer’s new coach education platform at canadasoccer.com/academy
4. When a Coach has completed the online theory modules, either through the old google classroom or the new Canada Soccer platform they will then be able to register for the in-person on-field component once COVID restrictions have been lifted.
5. Registration for the in-person on-field components will continue to use the RAMP registration process as they will be delivered and administered by Saskatchewan Soccer Association.
 
More information will be available for Member Organizations at our next Member Call, April 27th at 8:00 pm. In the meantime, please see Canada Soccer’s Grassroots Coaching Program FAQ for additional details or feel free to contact Markus Reinkens at m.reinkens@sasksoccer.com with any questions.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Markus Reinkens
Coaching Development, Saskatchewan Soccer Association
(306) 519-0824

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