Coach Certification Clinics


U5 - U19 Team Personnel Requirements
Continuing Education (C-License, B-License, Youth License etc)
Additional Training & Development Opportunities


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U5 - U19 Team Personnel Requirements 

Age Group NCCP
Online Course
NCCP Practical
On-Field Course
MED Online
Course
Making Headway
Online Course
Respect In Sport
Online Course
Gender Rep Criminal Record Check RAMP Registration
U5 Recommended
Active Start Online

$20

Recommended
Active Start Practical

Free
Fri May 6
not required not required Required
Respect In Sport Online
 
Free
Required
1 per team
Required
every 2 years
Required
each season
U7-U9 Required
Fundamentals Online

$20

Required
Fundamentals Practical

Free
Fri May 6
Required
MED Online

$50
various dates
not required Required
Respect In Sport Online
 
Free
Required
1 per team
Required
every 2 years
Required
each season
U11-U13 Required
Learn to Train Online

$30

Required
Learn to Train Practical

Free
Sat May 7
Required
MED Online

$50
various dates
not required Required
Respect In Sport Online
 
Free
Required
1 per team
Required
every 2 years
Required
each season
U15-U19 Required
Soccer for Life Online

$30

Required
Soccer for Life Practical

Free
Sat May 7
Required
MED Online

$50
various dates
Required
Making Headway Online
Free
Required
Respect In Sport Online
 
Free
Required
1 per team
Required
every 2 years
Required
each season

NCCP Certifications ~ Required for U7 to U19
U5 Active Start ~ Recommended - The focus of Active Start workshop is on teaching basic skills and basic literacy.  It consists of completing 1.5 hours of online training followed by a 3-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees.
Part 1 (Online) ~ $20.00
Part 2 (On-field) ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U7-U9 FUNdamentals ~ Required - The focus of the FUNdamentals (U7 & U9) workshop is on learning how to develop the ABC's of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordinator and Speed, while running a practice session that is fun, safe, and keeps children actively engaged.  
Part 1 (Online) ~ $20.00
Part 2 (On-field) ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U11-U13 Learn to Train ~ Required - The emphasis of the Learn to Train workshop is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game enviornment (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.
Part 1 (Online) ~ $30.00
Part 2 (On-field) ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U15-U19 Soccer for Life ~ Required - 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 group through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods. 
Part 1 (Online) ~ $30.00
Part 2 (On-field) ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.

Make Ethical Decisions ~ Required for U7 to U19
Website: https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions
Online clinic dates: 
https://saskcoach.ca/nccp-training/upcoming-courses/ 
Online, Fee: $50.
The NCCP Make Ethical Decisions module is a cornerstone of the NCCP and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what do in challenging situations. After completing the MED Clinic you will then need to complete the online evaluation, which is free, to complete your MED certification. You can skip the online MED clinic and take the MED certification directly online but it will cost $85 instead of the $50 online clinic fee. 

Respect in Sport ~ Required for U5 to U19 (all team personnel)
Website: https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure 
Online anti-bullying, anti-harassment program that is a Provincial Government-led initiative through Sask Sport and is a requirement for all coaches in all sports in Saskatchewan. There are some equivalency acceptances for coaches that have received similar training through programs such as hockey’s “Speak Out” training, the “Respect in School” program or NCCP’s new “Empower+”. The Respect in Sport program is structured over 5 online modules with their sub-modules which can be taken independently and at the coaches’ leisure. The overall duration is 3 hours but that can be broken down as the profile will register every sub-module once completed.  When registering, select Saskatchewan Soccer as your association. ALL team personnel to complete before 1st game! To locate your Respect In Sport number (RIS) visit https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/lookup-certificate.jsp

Criminal Record Check ~ Required for U5 to U19 (all team personnel)
It is mandatory that all Zone and/or Community coaches taking part in SYSI leagues are to have a criminal reference check with vulnerable sector completed every two years and submitted to their Zone and/or Community for verification. Website: https://saskatoonpolice.ca/recordcheck/ 

Making Headway in Soccer ~ Required for U15 to U19
Online, Free - SSA for right now has only mandated this for those coaching U15 - U19, but we do encourage ALL SYSI coaches to take this. Making Head Way was developed by Canada's Active and Safe initiative to reduce the number of brain injuries that occurs in team sports, and to improve coaches decision-making process about when it is safe to allow their player to return to play after a head injury. The module takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and includes the following topics: What to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, what to do when you suspect your player has a concussion and how to ensure your player returns to play safely.

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Continuing Education 

1) C License

Course Description:
The C License workshop is the entry level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Development Stream (Children), Development Stream (Youth) or Performance Stream (Senior). The C License involves facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process. The C License content involves theoretical and practiceal components focusing on holistic, effective coaching. The workshop covers the following content: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching,  Safe Sport, The Coaching Process, Designing and delivering a training session, Introduction to the Principles of Play, Developing the individual player, Introduction to the presentation skills and Introduction to the use of technology in coaching. Candidates will apply the knowledge gained on the course in their club or academy environments prior to delivering a practical session at their club for review. Practical sessions will be submitted via video for review, which will allow coaches to work with their own players in their club environments. Ongoing engagement in the online, in-class and on-field experience is required. 

Coaching Stream: Licensing Stream

Target Candidate: Those coaches working actively within Children's soccer, including full or part-time staff coaches. 

Pre-requisites: 
-
Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program ~ https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure ~ To locate your Respect In Sport number (RIS) visit https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/lookup-certificate.jsp
- NCCP Making Ethical Decisions ~ https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions
- NCCP Making Headway ~ https://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series 
- NCCP Emergency Action Plan (EAP) ~ https://coach.ca/nccp-emergency-action-plan 

Admission Criteria:
- Currently in or seeking a coaching role;
- Endorsement of Provincial / Territorial Member Association and current club/academy;

Admission Process: Coaches wishing to apply for the C-License must do so via their respective Provincial/Territorial Member Association

Course Fee: $475.00

2) Children's License

Course Description:
The Children's License has been built as an A License equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The License aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environment for as many players as possible at their club/academy. The Children's License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on children's development in soccer. The workshop covers the following content: Practice theory, Social/Emotional Development of Children, Challenging Players, Developing Creativity, Talent Identification and Development, The Role of Maturation in Youth Soccer, Small-Sided Games, Grouping Players and Appropriate Competition. 

Coaching Stream: Children's Development Stream

Target Candidate: Those coaches working actively within Children's soccer, including full or part-time staff coaches. 

Admission Criteria:

- Canada Soccer "C' License (or higher certification)
- Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train Community Stream Workshops (2019 - Strongly Recommended; 2020 - Required)

Admission Process: To apply, please complete the Canada Soccer Coach Education Application

Course Fee: $1,800

3) Youth License - Goalkeeping

Course Description:
The Youth License - Goalkeeping workshop is the first step on the Goalkeeping Pathway (having obtained a C License and a Provincial Level Goalkeeping Course). The Youth License - Goalkeeping workshop provides you an opportunity to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching Goalkeepers while focusing on holistic and effective coaching in the Development Stream. The workshop covers the following content: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Physical, Cognitive and Social-Emotional development of youth, Safe Sport, Guiding Principles, Role of Goalkeeping Coach, Goalkeeping DNA, Weekly Practice Session Structure and Match Related Competencies. 

Coaching Stream: Development Stream

Target Candidate: The target candidate for the Youth License - Goalkeeping is currently coaching players aged 13-18

Admission Criteria:

-
Canadian Citizen or PR Status
- Certified C License
- Any Provincial Level Goalkeeping Course, if applicable
- Current coaching role, as well as previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
-Candidates may be required to complete an interview process

Admission Process: 
Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 

Course Fee: $3000.00

4) Youth License

Course Description:
The Youth License workshop is the Development Stream pathway for coaches working with players between the ages 13-18. The Youth License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with youth players in the Development Stream. The Youth License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching of youth players in the Development Stream. The workshops cover content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Physical, Cognitive and Social-Emotional development of youth, Safe Sport, Tactical periodization, Building your own game model, Understanding and teaching the Roles and Responsibilities of all playing positions, Understanding and utilizing Sports Science related to youth players, Understanding and developing individual and team tactical strategies related to all youth players, Developing presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching youth players and Match analysis in youth soccer. 

Coaching Stream: Youth Development Stream

Target Candidate: The target candidate for the Youth License is currently coaching players aged 13-18

Admission Criteria:

- Canada Soccer C License certified
- Current coaching role
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process 

Admission Process: 
Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 

Course Fee: $3000.00

5) B License 

Course Description:
The B License workshop is the first step on the Performance Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Canada Soccer A License. The B License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities so that the coach may work effectively with senior players in the Performance Stream. The B License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching in the Performance Stream. The workshop covers content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Safe Sport, Introduction to: tactical periodization, building a game model, understanding and utilizing Sports Science, Understanding and developing tactical strategies related to individual and small group tactics, Presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching and Match analysis. 

Coaching Stream: Performance Stream

Target Candidate: The target candidate for the B License is currently coaching players ages 18+ in a University or Club/Academy environment. 

Admission Criteria:

- Canada Soccer C License certified
- Current coaching role
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process

Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 

Course Fee:
$1500 (theory) +$1500 (Practical)

6) A License

Course Description:
The A License workshop is the second step on the Performance Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Canada Soccer Pro License. The A License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with senior players in the Performance stream. The A License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching in the Performance Stream. The workshop covers content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Safe Sport, tactical periodization, building a game model, understanding and utilizing Sports Science, Understanding and developing tactical strategies, Developing presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching and Match analysis.  
Coaching Stream: Performance Stream

Target Candidate: The target candidate for the A License is currently coaching players age 18+ in a University, College or Professional Club environment.  

Admission Criteria:

- Current coaching role
- Valid Canadian coaching qualifications
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process

Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 

Course Fee: $4000.00

 7 ) Pro License - Canada Soccer has delayed the launch of the pilot of its new Pro License from 2020 to 2021. More details will be available related to the application and licensing process for the Canada Soccer Pro License in early 2021.


 
Additional Training & Development Opportunities
 
Aboriginal Coaching Module (Free) TBA, Saskatoon SK. The Aboriginal Coaching Modules were designed to provide culturally relevant courses for coaches and people working with Aboriginal youth and athletes. 
  - Cultural Awareness ~ A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders
  - SYSI's acknowledgement and gratitude to Treaty 6 land click here
Keeping Girls in Sport Training ($17 Online Learning) ~ Highly encouraged for those coaching coed or female teams
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Commit to Kids ($12 Online Learning). The Commit to Kids (C2K) for Coaches online training empowers coaches with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour. 


 For more information on coach certification streams click on the SSA Website

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