Coaching RAMP Registration and Certification

Coaching Certifications and Requirements

In keeping with continued coach education and Safe Sport protocols Lakewood Soccer requires all coaches to be certified and have the proper certification for whatever level of soccer they are coaching. You can visit SYSI's Coach Requirements and Clinics page for further course information and upcoming dates.

All Lakewood Soccer Coaches (Head Coaches AND Assistant Coaches AND Technical Staff) require the following:

Age Appropriate means:

You need FUNdamentals to coach U7 or U9

You need Learn to Train to coach U11 or U13

You need Soccer for Life to coach U15, U17 or U19


Link to the NCCP locker:

Downloadable Coaching Checklist

Managing Requirements

All Lakewood Soccer Association Managers must have the following:

Please contact for a copy of the Lakewood Soccer Association letter for CRC.

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



  • U5-U19 - Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders 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:- Free for SYSI Coaches: Online Clinic registration through SYSI RAMP portal. After completing the online clinic you will then need to complete the online evaluation to complete your MED certification. The clinic can also be completed through the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan for $45. You can select a clinic date on their website: After you have taken the module (through either SYSI or the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan), you can access the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation free through the Locker. Successful completion of the evaluation is necessary for coach certification in any NCCP program. 
  • U9-U19 NCCP Making Head Way (MHW) - Soccer eLearning module: ONLINE MODULE available through the Locker - FREE - SSA has only mandated this for those coaching U9 - 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 injuries 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.

  • U9-U19 NCCP Understanding the Rule of Two - Soccer eLearning module: ONLINE MODULE - FREE - SSA has only mandated this for those coaching U9 - U19, but we do encourage ALL SYSI coaches to take this. As part of the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) the goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are in open, observable, and justifiable settings.

  • U9-U19 NCCP Emergency Action Plan - Soccer eLearning module: ONLINE MODULE - FREE - SSA has only mandated this for those coaching U9 - U19, but we do encourage ALL SYSI coaches to take this. The NCCP Emergency Action Plan Module prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly, and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.

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.
  • Pre-requisites: None: Coaches need to be 16 years of age to register.
  • Online classroom duration: Approx. 2-3 hours Click here to access FUNdamentals online module
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 2 hours
  • On-field registration

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 to teach 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 Click here to access Learn to Train online module
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 4 hours 
  • On-field registration

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 Click here to access Soccer for Life online module 
  • On-Field Practical Duration: 4 hours 
  • On-field registration

**Any Lakewood Soccer Association Coaches that are looking to complete their On-Field Practical assessment, please contact to schedule**

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 training 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
  • Contact for more information 

For more information on any of the above requirements or when the courses are bring offered please email

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.


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