Coaching Courses & Workshops
Workshops & Webinars
Active Start (U5)
The focus is on teaching basic skills and basic physical literacy.
Duration: max. 4 hours
FUNdamentals (U7 & U9)
Learn how to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed, while running a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.
Duration: max. 8 hours
Learn To Train (U11 & U13)
The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8 and 9v9). You’ll learn how to teach basic principles of play and how to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment.
Duration: max. 15 hours
Soccer for Life (U15 & up)
At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Elite soccer groups may express interest in recruiting talented young players, but coaches and parents should be careful to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each athlete. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 (although no 11v11 prior to 13 years of age) as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.
Duration: max. 15 hours
Fees: up to $225*
*The above fees relate only to the courses that the SSA delivers; all courses organized by local Member Organizations may be priced differently.
*Courses require a minimum participant number of 8 Coaches for Active Start and 12 Coaches for Fundamentals, Learning to Train and Socccer for Life.
*Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register for any course.
Competitive Stream & Development Performance Stream
CSA C License
The new C License falls under the Competitive Stream where training takes coaches to a higher level and where coaches in a competitive environment are being evaluated for the first time. This is a Pass/Fail assessment. Pre-requisites: NCCP Module Make Ethical Decisions/Evaluation,entry level to licensing stream.
Duration: 32 hours
Fees: $475 (includes evaluation fee)
CSA B License Part 1
The aim of this program is to educate the candidates in the practical and theoretical developments in modern soccer, so that they may devise, organize, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in basic and advanced skills, tactics, strategies and systems of play. Candidates will also better understand and employ the complimentary managerial, medical and coach-related aspects, appropriate to the role of the coach at the beginner through to the competitive level. Pre-requisites: Certified C License or Previous holders of Provincial B (see important note below here), Pre-requisites: NCCP Module Make Ethical Decisions/Evaluation. This is a Pass/Fail course.
Please note the following:
Prior to December 31, 2019 - It is highly recommended that preceding Provincial B holders audit the CSA B License Part 1 before progressing on to the CSA B License Part 2.
After December 31, 2019 - Preceding Provincial B holders must audit the CSA C license and retake the CSA B license Part 1, before progressing on to the CSA B license Part 2.
Duration: 40 hours
Fees: $600 (includes evaluation fee)
CSA B License Part 2
This course deals more in depth with tactics and technical sessions. The coaches are required to attend this 7 day course, which includes performing in tactical and technical sessions, plus coaching two practice sessions and an oral interview. This is a Pass/Fail course.
Duration: approx 40 hours over a 5 or 6 day span (or multiple weekends).
CSA A License
The aim of this program is to educate and develop coaches to be leaders in the technical/tactical development of soccer in Canada. Candidates will be trained in the practical and theoretical developments in modern soccer, so that they may devise, organize, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in basic and advanced skills, tactics, strategies and systems of play. Candidates will also better understand and employ the complimentary managerial, medical and coach-related aspects, appropriate to the role of the coach at all levels of soccer. This is a Pass/Fail course.