Training Sessions | EMSA South West


A minimum of one (1) coach per team participating in the EMSA programs regardless age group, tier, or gender must obtain any coach qualification as follows:
i) Certification by ASA (NCCP Courses)
ii) Certification by EMSA
 New coaches will have a one (1) year grace period to take a course to be certified for U5, U7 & U9.  After that grace period they must take an EMSA or ASA coaching course to continue coaching.


NCCP Coach Certification courses  are hosted by SWEMSA again in 2018!  We encourage any Coach who plans on staying in our program for a number of years to start the formal certification process.  This certification is the only recognized coaching program for the sport of soccer in Alberta and Canada.  Coaches that have 1-2 years experience or have played the game for several years would find these courses very beneficial and a real “eye opener”.  Please verify with your community if they will reimburse the course fee.  NCCP courses are excellent for any Coach and offer much practical and useful information.  If the course dates listed below don’t work with your schedule, you can register for any course offered on the ASA web site.  It is an Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) rule that one member of a team proceeding to Provincial competition must have NCCP certification.  To learn more about the courses, visit the ASA web site.

Active Start (U5-U7) – April 28 – Click here to register.

FUNdamentals (U9) – April 29 – Click here to register.

Learn To Train (U11) – April 14 & April 15 – Click here to register.

Soccer For Life (U13-U19) – May 5 & May 6– Click here to register.


The Edmonton Minor Soccer Association offers a number of coaching courses for the beginner, to the experienced coach.  Courses are three hours in length consisting of one hour of classroom and two hours on the field.  Please wear something comfortable for on-field learning.  Check the EMSA main web site for details on courses offered throughout the year.


Level 1 – U5 to U9 Community
This course is designed for the development of movement skills needed for all sports, with the main emphasis on soccer.  Games, methodology, and techniques will be given to the participants so that an enjoyable experience will be had by all.  This course will give any new soccer coach the tools needed to run great practices and activity sessions. Wear active clothing and footwear!

 Level 2 – U11 to U19 Community
This course is designed to give the coach ideas on how to improve his team’s technical skill. This would be for the Coach who wishes to improve their team’s enjoyment and success on the field. We will be going over proper techniques on shooting, heading, fitness and ball control. Wear active clothing and footwear!


Outdoor Mini Soccer Coach Clinics are now complete!   Please visit our Coaches’ Kit page for clinic notes.

We offer support for U5 – U9 SWEMSA Coaches who have never coached soccer before, or have never coached in a specific age group for U5 – U9 teams.  Coaches and Assistant Coaches for all teams are invited – there is no cost to you, our volunteer!  These sessions will be age group specific and will be structured so that Coaches will learn and participate in 8-10 fun soccer drills/games that have been successful at each specific age group.  Important, useful and practical information will be conveyed during these sessions.  The clinics will be held at Sports TC (9203 35 Avenue) on Friday April 13 (6-9pm) and Saturday April 14 (5-8pm). Please sign up here. A big Thank You to the Goal King for sponsoring the Mini Coach Clinics!