Coach Training | EMSA South West


  1. A minimum of two coaches 18 yrs+ must be present and participating in the group. All Coaches MUST have a valid CPIC including Vulnerable Sector Search on file with their district/club.
  2. It is recommended that at least one Coach per group be trained, at minimum, at the appropriate NCCP Coaching Level.  See below.
  3. Rule of Two – Rule 13.6 is now enforced in all soccer activities.
  4. At this time, Team Officials and bench attendants must wear a mask or face covering at all times for any soccer event. .



Coach training consists of two parts:

  1. Age Specific Soccer Education
    • Active Start (U4 to U6)
    • FUNdamentals (U7 to U9)
    • Learn to Train (U11)
    • Soccer for Life (U13 to U19)
  2. All Ages Multi Sport Education
    • Making Ethical Decisions
    • Making Head Way
    • Emergency Action Plan
    • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

Age Specific Soccer Education

The Grassroots Coach Education Program has four workshops based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long-Term Player Development Model. The first three workshops, Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age.

The fourth workshop is called Soccer for Life and focuses on working with players age 13 and older through to “masters soccer”. The Soccer for Life stage includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness, those who enjoy recreational soccer, as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at a high-performance level. 

U4 to U6
  • 1.5 hours online
  • 2-hour Practical
    On-Field Workshop.
U7 to U9
  • 1.5 hours online
  • 3-hour Practical
    On-Field Workshop.
  • 2 hours online
  • 4-hour Practical
    On-Field Workshop.
U13 to U19
  • 2 hours online
  • 4-hour Practical
    On-Field Workshop.

All Ages Multi Sport Education

Coaches are also expected to complete multisport programs that equip them to provide an outstanding soccer experience for the kids of South West Edmonton.

Respect in Sport, Making Ethical Decisions, Making Head Way and Emergency Action Plan provide coaches with the information they need as a leader of youth sports.




Coaches’ Kit – Indoor 2021/22

The information below is for all age level community/club teams, unless otherwise noted. 

All U7 Community Coach forms and resources can be found at:

All U9 to U19 Community Coach forms and resources can be found at: Community League U9 – U19 Team Official Season Info | EMSA Main

All Club Coach forms and resources can be found at: CLUB League U9 – U19 Team Official Season Info | EMSA Main

Team Official Facility Pass Procedure

BOARDED TEAMS Club U9-U19, Community U9 – U19 and Mini U7 – Playing at the Edmonton Soccer Centres (East, West or South)

  • EMSA E-cards will be the only form of team official admission for the Edmonton Soccer Centres Boarded Facilities.
  • Team officials will need to download their team official e-cards from the Portal on their electronic device and show the Facilities staff when they enter.  They can download it each time they arrive or they can take a photo of it after they have downloaded it and keep it in the photos on their phone.  Instructions for downloading will be on the EMSA website under season info.
  • This means all team officials who are coaching teams that will play at one of the Edmonton Soccer Centres Boarded Facilities (East, West, South) will be required to get an EMSA E-card (regardless of age group, division, if you are an EMSA Member or Out of District team – everyone will need one)
  • If team officials do not have their EMSA e-card to present for admission, then they will have to pay to get in to the Facility and there will be no reimbursement.
  • This means it’s important that team officials get their EMSA e-cards before the season starts.  There is usually a back log of ID requests right before season starts so please don’t wait!
  • Here are the instructions on how to obtain an EMSA e-card for the indoor season:
  • Parents/spectators will need to purchase their own season pass or individual admission.   The tentative prices are $35.00 for a season pass or $5 per admission (children and seniors free).

Forms, Instructions & Policies

1. How To Score Games In The EMSA Portal

2. Game Sheet Instructions –  Electronic Game Sheets.

3. Electronic Game Sheets

4. Blank game sheets (print and keep a few in your kit in case there are issues printing the electronic version)

5. EMSA ID Cards – Click the word Cards for information.

6. Schedules released by EMSA Main October 20, 2021

7. Season start date is October 23, 2021

Concussion & Injury Protocols/Forms can be found on our Coaches’ Corner page.

Post Season Play

City Finals = February 26/27, 2022

Tier 1 Non Boarded Provincials = March 11 – 13, 2022

All Star Event – March 12, 2022

Tier 2 to 4 Boarded Provincials = March 11 – 13, 2022