COACH CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT BY EMSA
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: 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 see which course you should take, visit Canada Soccer.
EMSA South West is hosting Soccer for Life – May 2/3, 2020. The fee is $130 and payment must be submitted to the SWEMSA office prior to acceptance to the course.
Register here: Soccer for Life
How to register for a NCCP course on The Locker – Click here for a demo.
Coach Education Information
**New** Coach Education makes Licensing Evaluations more accessible
Alberta Soccer’s Coach Education department is excited to announce that it has moved to a video submission process for the C & B License evaluations. This has been done to create a more flexible process for candidates, who can adapt the evaluations to their schedule and work with teams/players they already know in a familiar setting. Candidates will be linked directly to an evaluator and will go through both a pre-brief and de-brief (once the video is reviewed).
For more information on the new process, please check out our website at:
Questions that are not answered on the web-pages linked to above can be directed to Claire Paterson at email@example.com
All the best,
First Touch Training – This program encourages players to focus and develop skills via a revolutionary ball delivery machine whilst guided and coached by a Technical Trainer – First_Touch_Training