Below are some resources for coaches of all levels. Coaches are the backbone of our programs and we want to provide them with the necessary tools to succeed! Whether you are a new coach or have been coaching for years, there are always new resources available to help you learn and improve.
These are resources for coaches of all ages and levels on a variety of topics that all coaches should be aware of. The Coaching Association of Canada’s website is a great source of information and is where you can find resources on all of these topics and free e-learning modules.
- Responsible Coaching Movement
- Safe Sport Training
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Canada Soccer’s Concussion Policy
- New Brunswick’s Path to Safer Sport
- Respect in Sport
The below coach’s packages are intended to help provide a helpful guide for coaches, as they plan their summer season. The sessions are all based on building basic soccer skills, mostly ball control and individual confidence on the ball. There are four basic practice sessions which can be repeated over the course of the summer, activities can also be moved around as the summer goes on. Remember coaches the activities are only a guideline, and as you get to know your team feel free to be creative with how you set up and run each activity. Always remember the whole reason we are all at soccer is to have fun, and develop our skills. That goes for us as coaches as well as the players. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and try something new, and encourage your players to do the same.
- Pre-Designed Practice Session Plans – Active Start
- Pre-Designed Practice Session Plans – Fundamentals
- Pre-Designed Practice Session Plans – Learn to Train
Canada Soccer has additional coaching resources, including an outline to their Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Pathway which can be found here.
If you are looking to take your coaching to the next level there are National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training courses available on the Coaching Association of Canada’s website and soccer specific courses and resources available on Canada Soccer’s website. Additionally, there is Canada Soccer’s C License program, which once obtained is valid for three years, and is designed for coaches who want to further their knowledge and skills in coaching. For more information, see the resources below and if you have any further questions please reach out to us and we can help point you in the right direction.