Coaching Certification


Coaching Certifications and Requirements

Lakewood Soccer requires all coaches to be certified and have the proper certification for whatever level of soccer they are coaching.

All Lakewood Soccer Coaches require the following:

  • Valid and recent (within 2 years) Criminal Record Check (CPIC)
  • Valid and recent (within 5 years) Respect in Sport (RIS)
  • Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

The above courses are available online or in-person.

Please contact Mel at coaching@lakewoodsoccer.com to get access to mybackcheck.com for a new CPIC.

All coaches and managers need to register every season. RAMP Registration link is here.

As well, depending on the which level coaching, coaches will require the following:

  • Active Start - U7 Development
  • FUNdamentals - U9 Development
  • Learn To Train (L2T) - U11
  • Soccer For Life (S4L) - U13+

The above courses are now being offered online:

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.

U5: Active Start FUNdamentals: 

  • The focus of the Active Start (U5) workshop is on teaching basic skills and basic physical literacy.
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    Pre-requisites: None; Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours
  • Click here to register for the online module
  • 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.
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    Pre-requisites: None: Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours 
  • Click here to register for the online module
  • 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
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    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

If coaches wish to further their Coaching Education, we also encourage the following:

  • Provincial C-License
  • Provincial B-License
  • National Child License
  • National Youth License

The above courses are offered annually and through SSA and require registration and pre-requisites as well.

CSA 'C' License 

  • Coaching Stream: Licensing Stream
  • Course Duration: The C-License program entails a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 18 months of work.
  • Course Description: The C-License workshop is the entry level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Development Stream (Children), Development Stream (Youth) or Performance Stream The C Licence involves the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process. The C Licence content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching. The workshop covers content including: vision, mission, and values; Understanding the person, the practice & the play; Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching; Safe sport; The coaching process; Designing and delivering a traininig session; Introduction to the Principles of Play; Developing the individual player; Introduction to presentation skills; Introduction to the use of technology in coaching.Candidates will apply the knowledge gained on the course in their club or academy environments prior to delivering a practical session at their club for review. Practical sessions will be submitted via video for review, which will allow coaches to work with their own players in their club environments. Ongoing engagement in the online, in-class and on-field experience is required.
  • Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the C Licence, the coach will be able to demonstrate the competencies associated with designing and delivering an effective and efficient session plan.
  • C-License Pre-requisites:
    • Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program
    • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions and/or Online Evaluation
    • NCCP Making Headway
    • NCCP Emergency Action (EAP)
  • License Validity: The C Licence is valid for a period of five (5) years. At the end of the 5-year validity period, the C Licence may be renewed by following the Canada Soccer Maintenance and Renewal process.
  • Target Candidate: The target candidate for the C Licence is currently coaching players and has a desire to further their knowledge and skills in coaching.
  • Admission Criteria:
    • Currently in or seeking a coaching role.
    • Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy;
  • Admission Process: Coaches wishing to apply for the C Licence must do so via their respective Provincial/Territorial Member Association.
  • Course Fee: Determined by Provincial/Territorial Member Association
  • Click here to register

For more information on any of the above requirements or when the courses are bring offered please email coaching@lakewoodsoccer.com

 

Other programs which are optional but required if you plan on continuing your Coaching Education:

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.

Use the pre-registration code: SSAKGIS-U9N3U9M (this code is intended for SSA Members only - registrants will be required to declare their member organization upon registration.


 

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