Coach Requirements & Clinics


U5 - U19 Team Personnel Requirements
Continuing Education (C-License, B-License, Youth License etc)
Additional Training & Development Opportunities


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Full Safe Sport Roster 

Any individual who coaches a team (head, assistant, development coaches) that competes against a team outside of their home club, in this case SYSI (i.e. Zone or Community teams who take part in tournaments which involve competition against other SSA MO teams or out-of-province teams)
Any individual who coaches in either a Skill Centre or Dedicated player program is required to meet the standards of the full Safe Sport Roster, this includes but is not limited to the Alliance Academy coaches and those coaching the Zone Skill Centre or Dedicated player program sessions.

Modified Safe Sport Roster 

Any individual who coaches a team that competes only against teams within their own club (i.e. Zone or Community teams only play other SYSI member Zone or Community teams and do not take part in tournaments which involve competition against other SSA MO teams or out-of-province teams - Mini FOS would be exempt because it is a tournament solely for SYSI member teams and no other SSA member teams are accepted). 

U5 - U19 Team Personnel Requirements 

Task or certification to complete prior to first game or practice:
Abbreviations: HC = Head Coach, AC = Assistant Coach, App/Dev = Apprentice/Developmental Coach, PSL = Provincial Soccer League
FULL Safe Sport Roster
Requirements
Teams in SYSI Local League who
ARE entering tournaments/provincials, Dedicated Player or Skill Centre Coaches & U15-U19 Coaches. 
Modified Safe Sport Roster
Requirements
Teams in SYSI Local League
who are NOT entering tournaments other than U5-U9 FOS/SISCO
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Development Coach
Manager
Gender Rep
Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Development Coach
Manager
Gender Rep
RAMP registration each season REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED
Criminal Record with Vulnerable Check uploaded into RAMP (every 2 years) REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED
Respect In Sport online module (every five years) - free REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED
Gender Rep - one per team at all times REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED
CSA's NCCP Coaching Soccer in Canada Online Module
The Coaching Soccer in Canada Online Module is the first module of the on any given CSA NCCP Age Appropriate Online Module.
REQUIRED n/a REQUIRED n/a
NCCP Understanding the Rule of Two Online Module - free  REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED
CSA's NCCP Age Appropriate Online Module 
U5 - Active Start - $20 reimbursed by community or zone 
U7-U9 - Fundamentals - $20 reimbursed by community or zone 
U11-U13 - Learn to Train - $30 reimbursed by community or zone 
U15-U19 - Soccer for Life - $30 reimbursed by community or zone 
REQUIRED n/a  highly recommended n/a 
CSA's NCCP Age Appropriate On-Field Clinic
U5 - Active Start - free for SYSI coaches hosted by SYSI
U7-U9 - Fundamentals - free for SYSI coaches hosted by SYSI
U11-U13 - Learn to Train - free for SYSI coaches hosted by SYSI
U15-U19 - Soccer for Life - free for SYSI coaches hosted by SYSI
U15-U19 Provincials (6v6/11v11) - Soccer for Life 
REQUIRED n/a  highly recommended n/a 
NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Clinic  
- MED hosted by Coaches Association of Sask - $50 reimbursed by community or zone
MED hosted by SYSI - free for SYSI coaches
REQUIRED  n/a recommended n/a
NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation - free
complete evaluation online after attending online clinic
REQUIRED  n/a recommended  n/a
NCCP Making Head Way Concussion Online Module - free REQUIRED  n/a recommended  n/a
NCCP Emergency Action Plan Online Module - free REQUIRED  n/a recommended  n/a
Indoor 9-Aside Provincials
Under-15 - Under-19 - HC B-License Part 1 certified or CSA Youth License trained; AC C-License certified; App/Dev C-License in training and cannot be gender rep coach
Gender Rep - Minimum 1 coach and 1 non-coach on the bench
REQUIRED  n/a n/a   n/a
Outdoor Provincial Soccer League (PSL)
Under-13 -
HC C-License certified; AC C-License trained; App/Dev C-License in training and cannot be gender rep coach
Under-15 & Under-17 -
HC B-License Part 1 certified or CSA Youth License trained; AC C-License certified; App/Dev C-License in training and cannot be gender rep coach
True Sport Clean 101 and Role of Athlete Support Personnel Online Module - free (required for PSL U13-U17 coaches)
Gender Rep - One same gender head coach or assistant coach on bench at all times AND same gender one non-coach to be identified in advance of each game (manager or trainer)
REQUIRED n/a n/a n/a
 
Criminal Record Check
~ Required for all U5 to U19 coaches, managers, and gender reps
It is mandatory that all Zone and/or Community coaches taking part in SYSI leagues are to have a criminal reference check with vulnerable sector completed every two years and submitted to their Zone and/or Community for verification. Website: https://saskatoonpolice.ca/recordcheck/ 
Respect in Sport
~ Required for all U5 to U19 coaches, managers, and gender reps
Website: https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure 
Online anti-bullying, anti-harassment program that is a Provincial Government-led initiative through Sask Sport and is a requirement for all coaches in all sports in Saskatchewan. There are some equivalency acceptances for coaches that have received similar training through programs such as hockey’s “Speak Out” training, the “Respect in School” program or NCCP’s new “Empower+”. The Respect in Sport program is structured over 5 online modules with their sub-modules which can be taken independently and at the coaches’ leisure. The overall duration is 3 hours but that can be broken down as the profile will register every sub-module once completed.  When registering, select Saskatchewan Soccer as your association. ALL team personnel to complete before 1st game! To locate your Respect In Sport number (RIS) visit https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/lookup-certificate.jsp
NCCP Age Appropriate Certifications:
~ Online Module Required for for all U5 to U19 coaches
~ On-Field Clinic Required for all Full Safe Sport Roster coaches ~ highly recommended for Modified Safe Sport Roster coaches
U5 Active Start - The focus of Active Start workshop is on teaching basic skills and basic literacy.  It consists of completing 1.5 hours of online training followed by a 3-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees.
Part 1 (Online) ~ $21.00
Part 2 (On-field) Sat Apr 20 ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U7-U9 FUNdamentalsThe focus of the FUNdamentals (U7 & U9) workshop is on learning how to develop the ABC's of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordinator and Speed, while running a practice session that is fun, safe, and keeps children actively engaged.  
Part 1 (Online) ~ $21.00
Part 2 (On-field) Sat Apr 20 ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U11-U13 Learn to TrainThe emphasis of the Learn to Train workshop is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game enviornment (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.
Part 1 (Online) ~ $31.50
Part 2 (On-field) Sun Apr 21 ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
U15-U19 Soccer for LifeAt this 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 group through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods. 
Part 1 (Online) ~ $31.50
Part 2 (On-field) Sun Apr 21 ~ Cost for on-field clinic has already been collected through team league fees and is free for SYSI coaches.
NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED)
~ Required for all Full Safe Sport Roster coaches 
~ recommended for Modified Safe Sport Roster coaches
Website: https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions
- Online - $50 through Coaches Association of Sask or free if hosted through SYSI 
- SYSI Clinics ~ Contact your Zone and/or Community Association 
The NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module is a cornerstone of the NCCP and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what do in challenging situations. 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 online MED clinic and take the MED certification directly online but it will cost $85 instead of the $50 online clinic fee and there is only one chance to pass if you haven't taken the clinic route. 
NCCP Making Head Way Concussion 
~ Required for all Full Safe Sport Roster coaches 
~ recommended for Modified Safe Sport Roster coaches
Website: https://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series 
Online, Free - SSA for right now has only mandated for Full Safe Sport Roster coaches 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.
NCCP Understanding the Rule of Two
~ Required for all Full Safe Sport Roster coaches 
~ recommended for Modified Safe Sport Roster coaches
Website: https://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement/rule-of-two
Online, Free - A safe sport environment ensures that all participants including coaches, staff, and administrators apply the Rule of Two. The module outlines how you can increase the safety and security of sport participants while protecting all those involved.
NCCP Emergency Action Plan
~ Required for all Full Safe Sport Roster coaches 
~ recommended for Modified Safe Sport Roster coaches
Website: click here
Online, Free - The module prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly, and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition. After completing the NCCP Emergency Action Plan module, you will be able to:
- describe the importance of having an emergency action plan (EAP);
- identify when to activate your EAP;
- explain the responsibilities of the charge person and call person when your EAP is activated;
- create a detailed EAP that includes all required information for responding to an emergency.
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Continuing Education 

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 (Senior). The C License involves facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process. The C License content involves theoretical and practiceal components focusing on holistic, effective coaching. The workshop covers the following content: 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 the presentation skills and 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. 
Coaching Stream: Licensing Stream
Target Candidate: Those coaches working actively within Children's soccer, including full or part-time staff coaches. 
Pre-requisites: 
-
Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program ~ https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure ~ To locate your Respect In Sport number (RIS) visit https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/lookup-certificate.jsp
- NCCP Making Ethical Decisions ~ https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions
- NCCP Making Headway ~ https://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series 
- NCCP Emergency Action Plan (EAP) ~ https://coach.ca/nccp-emergency-action-plan 
Admission Criteria:
- Currently in or seeking a coaching role;
- Endorsement of Provincial / Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
Admission Process: Click here to register!
Course Fee: $475
Course Description: The Children's License has been built as an A License equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The License aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environment for as many players as possible at their club/academy. The Children's License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on children's development in soccer. The workshop covers the following content: Practice theory, Social/Emotional Development of Children, Challenging Players, Developing Creativity, Talent Identification and Development, The Role of Maturation in Youth Soccer, Small-Sided Games, Grouping Players and Appropriate Competition. 
Coaching Stream: Children's Development Stream
Target Candidate: Those coaches working actively within Children's soccer, including full or part-time staff coaches.
Admission Criteria:
- Canada Soccer "C' License (or higher certification)
- Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train Community Stream Workshops (2019 - Strongly Recommended; 2020 - Required)
Admission Process: To apply, please complete the Canada Soccer Coach Education Application
Course Fee: $1,800
3) Youth License - Goalkeeping
Course Description: The Youth License - Goalkeeping workshop is the first step on the Goalkeeping Pathway (having obtained a C License and a Provincial Level Goalkeeping Course). The Youth License - Goalkeeping workshop provides you an opportunity to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching Goalkeepers while focusing on holistic and effective coaching in the Development Stream. The workshop covers the following content: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Physical, Cognitive and Social-Emotional development of youth, Safe Sport, Guiding Principles, Role of Goalkeeping Coach, Goalkeeping DNA, Weekly Practice Session Structure and Match Related Competencies. 
Coaching Stream: Development Stream
Target Candidate: The target candidate for the Youth License - Goalkeeping is currently coaching players aged 13-18
Admission Criteria:
-
Canadian Citizen or PR Status
- Certified C License
- Any Provincial Level Goalkeeping Course, if applicable
- Current coaching role, as well as previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
-Candidates may be required to complete an interview process
Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 
Course Fee: $3,000
Course Description: The Youth License workshop is the Development Stream pathway for coaches working with players between the ages 13-18. The Youth License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with youth players in the Development Stream. The Youth License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching of youth players in the Development Stream. The workshops cover content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Physical, Cognitive and Social-Emotional development of youth, Safe Sport, Tactical periodization, Building your own game model, Understanding and teaching the Roles and Responsibilities of all playing positions, Understanding and utilizing Sports Science related to youth players, Understanding and developing individual and team tactical strategies related to all youth players, Developing presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching youth players and Match analysis in youth soccer. 
Coaching Stream: Youth Development Stream
Target Candidate: The target candidate for the Youth License is currently coaching players aged 13-18
Admission Criteria:
- Canada Soccer C License certified
- Current coaching role
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process 
Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 
Course Fee: $3,000
5) B License 
Course Description: The B License workshop is the first step on the Performance Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Canada Soccer A License. The B License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities so that the coach may work effectively with senior players in the Performance Stream. The B License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching in the Performance Stream. The workshop covers content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching, Safe Sport, Introduction to: tactical periodization, building a game model, understanding and utilizing Sports Science, Understanding and developing tactical strategies related to individual and small group tactics, Presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching and Match analysis. 
Coaching Stream: Performance Stream
Target Candidate: The target candidate for the B License is currently coaching players ages 18+ in a University or Club/Academy environment. 
Admission Criteria:
- Canada Soccer C License certified
- Current coaching role
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process
Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 
Course Fee: $1,500 (theory) +$1,500 (Practical)
6) A License
Course Description: The A License workshop is the second step on the Performance Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Canada Soccer Pro License. The A License continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with senior players in the Performance stream. The A License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching in the Performance Stream. The workshop covers content including: Vision, Mission and Values, Understanding the Person; the practice & the play,  Mental Health and well-being in coaching, Safe Sport, tactical periodization, building a game model, understanding and utilizing Sports Science, Understanding and developing tactical strategies, Developing presentation and communication skills, Use of technology in coaching and Match analysis.  
Coaching Stream: Performance Stream
Target Candidate: The target candidate for the A License is currently coaching players age 18+ in a University, College or Professional Club environment.  
Admission Criteria:
- Current coaching role
- Valid Canadian coaching qualifications
- Previous coaching experience
- Endorsement of Provincial/Territorial Member Association and current club/academy
- Candidates may be required to complete an interview process
Admission Process: Applications will be accepted up until the closing date. After that date, the applications will be reviewed, and the preferred candidates will be selected and offered a place on the course. Selected candidates will have seven (7) days to accept their place on the course and pay the course fee in full. If a selected candidate rejects their place on the course, it will be offered to the next suitable candidate. 
Course Fee: $4,000
Canada Soccer has delayed the launch of the pilot of its new Pro License from 2020 to 2021. More details will be available related to the application and licensing process for the Canada Soccer Pro License in early 2021.
 

 
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. 
  - Cultural Awareness ~ A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders
  - SYSI's acknowledgement and gratitude to Treaty 6 land click here
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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