Coaches


INDOOR 2020-21 COACH INFO - for parents and team personnel

  • Community Teams (U5 to U9)
    • Community Coach Package
    • Community Team Contacts - please contact the office info@saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca or 306-975-3413 
    • Community U7 & U9 Flag Set Up Memo
    • Community U5 - U9 Turf Games
  • Zone Teams (U7D - U19)?
    • Zone Coach Package 
    • Zone Pre-Season Meeting Announcements
    • Zone Team Contacts - please contact the office info@saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca or 306-975-3413
    • Zone U7 D-League Flag Set Up

HONORARIUM APPLICATIONS:

The purpose of the Saskatoon Youth Soccer (SYSI) Honorarium's is to show support and appreciation to each of our dedicated volunteers. The honorarium is available to non-paid community soccer coordinators, all non-paid team personnel and non-paid zone registrars who have registered their association’s teams with SYSI leagues for the Indoor 2019 Season. The amount of the honorarium varies depending on the number and type of requirements met on the check-list. Only completed applications will be accepted. See application deadlines below:

  • Team Personnel Honorarium Application 

 FIRST TIME MINI COACHES: Is this your first season coaching? You have a team name and roster but what should you do first?

  • Schedule a first practice.
  • Review the Community Coach Package and League Rules
  • Check the SYSI website for upcoming coach clinics and sign up for a clinic through your Community Soccer Coordinator. (U5-U9 clinics are free)
  • Introduce yourself to the parents of the team prior to the first practice through email or text message. 
  • Contact the team's Community Soccer Coordinator to collect the team's equipment prior to the first practice.
  • Plan your first practice. Visit some of our great website resources listed below under Coach Resources.
  • Keep the parents updated with upcoming practices, tournaments and games through email or text message.
  • Remember too have fun!!

 COACH RESOURCES:


 WHO YOU ARE LICENSED TO COACH:

  • Coaching Certification refers to a coach being able to complete a coaching course and gain advancement of knowledge at a particular level that would better his or her skills in the teaching the game of soccer thus becoming certified. 
  • Registration: Every coach, assistant coach, manager, and volunteer parent or volunteer participating in any on field activities with the team has to be registered and insured through SSA. This does not mean certified with the correct coaching certification but registered to show due diligence in terms of insurance and registered to help the operations of the association in offering grass roots programming, referee & coaching clinics and the day to day operations that exist in running the SSA.
  • The SSA hereby requires that all coaching staff on the bench be age appropriately certified pursuant to the provisions of the SSA coaching program as conducted by the CSA when a team is participating in a recognized SSA “Provincial” competition(s), PSL games, inter-provincial and international matches. The criteria for head and assistant coaches are listed below.
  • Starting 2014 the Community Coach Child, Youth, Senior Certifications has no longer been recognized.
  • Enter the technical training stream by registering in the appropriate clinic based on the age group you are coaching:  
Age Groups
NCCP Certification
Making Ethical
Decisions
course & Online
Evaluation
(2 steps)
Making 
Headway
e-learning
module
Same
Gender
Rep
True Sport
Clean 101
and role of
athlete
support 
Personnel
e-learning
modules
Respect
in Sport
Online
Certification
RAMP
Online
Registration
Criminal Record Check
U5
Active Start
Recommended
Not required
Not Required    Mandatory Minimum 1 on the bench    
Not     required     
Mandatory
All team personnel       
Mandatory
 
All Team Personnel To Register Each Season
 
Any individual who sits on the bench during an SYSI league game assists the team during SYSI league play.

Mandatory

Minimum every 2 years or sooner if Zone policy differs.

 

Any team personnel interacting with players must provide criminal record check with vulnerable sector to their zone or community.      

U7 - U9
FUNdamentals
Mandatory
Minimum 1 coach
Mandatory
Minimum 
1 coach
 
 
U11 - U13
Learn to Train
Minimum 1 coach
U15 - U19
Soccer for Life
Minimum 1 coach
 Mandatory
Minimum 1 coach

Provincials U15-U19

Soccer for Life
Minimum 1 coach
Mandatory
All head, assistant, and apprentice / developmental coaches
Mandatory
All coaching staff
Mandatory
Minimum 1 coach and 1 non-coach on the bench 

Outdoor Provincial Soccer League

U13

Mandatory 2020
C-License certified
Head Coach
C-License trained
Assistant Coach
C-License trained
Apprentice/developmental
coach
Mandatory
All head
assistant, and apprentice / developmental
coaches  
Mandatory
All head, assistant, and apprentice / developmental coaches 
Mandatory
One same gender head coach or assistant coach on bench at all times AND same gender one non-coach to be identified in advance of each game (manager or trainer)  
Mandatory
One member of the team personnel for each PSL team  
Outdoor Provincial Soccer League U15-U17
Mandatory 2020
C-License certified
Head Coach
C-License certified
Assistant Coach
C-License trained
Apprentice/developmental coach

COACH CERTIFICATION CLINICS:

  • U5-U19 - Respect In Sport Certification (RiS): ONLINE COURSE - FREE - All coaches and team personnel MUST complete RiS prior to participating in their first SYSI league game. The provincial government and Sask Sport reached an agreement regarding Respect in Sport Certification (RiS). All sports in the province are now required to ensure that their Coaches and Team Personnel are certified in RiS. The SSA is committed to creating a sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Coaches and Team Personnel have a responsibility to create a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect. The RiS course takes 3 hours online and is free of charge. RiS is available free of charge to all registered coaches and team personnel in Saskatchewan through the SSA and Sask Sport. To complete the RiS training program a computer and Internet connection are required. The program takes approximately three hours to complete and is divided into six separate modules. The RiS program does not have to be completed at one sitting. The program knows where the coach has left off and brings the coach back to that point upon the next sign-in. When the program has been completed a Certificate of Completion can be printed.
  • U7-U19 - NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) & Online Evaluation:- TBA; SaskSport Building, 510 Cynthia St, Fee: $35 - For more information about Making Ethical Decisions visit https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions. 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 in-person MED clinic and take the MED certification directly online but it will cost $85 instead of the $35 in-person clinic fee. For more info about the online evaluation: http://www.coach.ca/-p156128
  • U15-U19 NCCP Making Head Way - Soccer eLearning module: ONLINE MODULE - 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 injuiries 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.

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. 
    • Additional Resources: 
  • Keeping Girls In Sport Training ($17 Online Learning) - Highly encouraged for those coaching coed or female teams.
  • 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.

Starting Outdoor 2020 Coach Clinics will use a blended format including online (Google classroom) and in-person (on-field). Coaches will register for the online portion of the clinic through the SYSI registration link provided below and once registered you will receive a confirmation email that will contain a link and code to access the google classroom. Coaches can complete the online modules at their own pace, but please ensure you have completed the online modules before registering for the on-field portion. There is currently a suspension on all sanctioned Soccer activities due to COVID-19 and until further notice there will be no on-field sessions being held. We encourage all coaches to take this time to complete the online modules and information will be provided at a later time on how to complete the on-field portion. Click here to learn how to register for the coach workshop and how to access the online modules via Google classroom.

 U5: Active Start FUNdamentals: 

  • The focus of the Active Start (U5) workshop is on teaching basic skills and basic physical literacy.
  • Pre-requisites: None; Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 1 hour
    • On-field registration
      • When: TBA
      • Time: TBA
      • Where: SaskTel Sports Centre, 150 Nelson Road
      • Cost: $0 for SYSI coaches; Cost: $45 for Non-SYSI coaches
      • Click here to register

U7 - U9: FUNdamentals 

  • The focus of the FUNdamentals (U7 & U9) workshop is on learning 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.
  • Pre-requisites: None: Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 2 hours
    • On-field registration
      • When: TBA
      • Times: TBA
      • Where: SaskTel Sports Centre, 150 Nelson Rd
      • Cost: $0 for SYSI Coaches; Cost $85 for Non-SYSI coaches
      • Click here to register

U11-U13: Learn to Train

  • The emphasis of the Learn to Train (U11 & U13) workshop is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8, and 9v9). You'll learn how t oteach basic principles of play and how to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment.
  • Pre-requisites: None: Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 4 hours
    • On-field registration
      • When: TBA
      • Times: TBA
      • Where: SaskTel Sports Centre, 150 Nelson Rd
      • Cost: $0 for SYSI Coaches; Cost $130 for Non-SYSI coaches
      • Click here to register

U15-U19: Soccer for Life: 

  • At this Soccer for Life (U15 - U19) 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.
  • Pre-requisites: None; Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online Theory Duration: 2-3 hours
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 4 hours
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 4 hours
    • On-field registration
      • When: TBA
      • Times: TBA
      • Where: SaskTel Sports Centre, 150 Nelson Rd
      • Cost: $TBA for SYSI Coaches; Cost $155 for Non-SYSI coaches
      • Click here to register

 CSA 'C' License 

  • 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.

 CSA Children's License

  • The Children's Licence has been built as an A Licence equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The Licence aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environments for as many players as possible at their club/academy. The Children's Licence content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on children's development in soccer

 CSA Youth License

  • The Youth Licence workshop is the Development Stream pathway for coaches working with players between the ages of 13-18. The Youth Licence continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with youth players in the Development Stream. 

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.TBA
  • Please note:
    • 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.

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. This courses targets those coaches who work with senior academy, University/College or senior age players. You must have Canada Soccer B License Provincial (or higher) & NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (certified)

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

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