Active Start (U4-U6)

Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to get them moving and to keep them active.

  • For coaches working with players under 6 years of age.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Abbreviation: AS

Kids who have fun playing a sport are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They also have a better chance of becoming a top athlete. So make it fun, and make it quality!

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Fundamentals (U8)

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun”.

  • For coaches working with 6-8 year olds
  • Duration: 7 hours excluding breaks
  • Abbreviation: FUN

Coaches working with young players in this stage are strongly encouraged to attend a Fundamentals Workshop.

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Learning to Train

  • For coaches working with 8-11 year old females and 9-12 year old males.
  • Duration: 14 hours excluding breaks
  • Abbreviation: L2T

The role model is very important at this stage. Children begin to identify with famous players and successful teams. They want to learn imaginative skills so skill demonstration is very important – Players learn best by “seeing and doing.” Players move from self-centered to self-critical with a high stimulation level during basic skills training.

This is also a window to teach basic principles of play and establish training ethic and discipline. Repetitions are important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential to stimulate learning.

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Soccer for Life (U14 and up)

For coaches working with players at any age above 13 years old.

  • Duration: 14 hours excluding breaks
  • Abbreviation: S4L

At any stage in the LTPD framework, regardless of their level of ability, players may decide to play recreational soccer and continue to enjoy the game and maintain lifelong wellness. They might be youth players who decide not to pursue high performance, or they might be top players from senior clubs, colleges, universities, and semi-professional teams who enjoy competition but do not intend to play at the international level. They might also be newcomers to the game who discover an interest in soccer in late adolescence or adult life.

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Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) workshop coaches will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety.  MED helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.  The Coaches Association of Canada requires an online Making Ethical Decisions examination to be taken AFTER the NCCP Introduction to Competition Part A or the Make Ethical Decisions Module. With the roll out of the Long Term Player Development Coaching Model – this course will be required for all levels of certification.

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Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series

By taking these NCCP Professional Development modules, you will not only become concussion smart, but your completion of one of these module will also be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.  Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these modules will cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.  You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module, and will receive credit for completion on your coaching transcript in the Locker.

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Provincial C Licence Program

Canada Soccer piloted the C-License Program throughout 2014 and it is now being introduced as the new entry level to the licensing Stream across Canada in 2015.

Note: Coaches who have successfully completed the Pre B Assessment in the past will have a 2 Year window (subject to change) to enter the Provincial B License program directly.

The C-License is for coaches who would like to continue with their coaching education at a higher level through the Licensing Stream. It is open entry to those 16 years of age or older and are serious about coaching. Preference will be given to coaches working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 players.

This program is divided into 2 parts with different fees for each part:

1) Course

2) Evaluation

*In order to be accepted into the C-License you must have completed and passed the online course Making Ethical Decisions (MED).


Provincial B Licence Program

Also known as the B License Part I, this program is for coaches who have successfully completed the pre-requisite requirements and would like to continue with their coaching education at a higher level through the Licensing Stream.
Pre B Assessment > Pass (until 2017)
Provincial C-License Certification

This program is delivered in 2 separate components with different fees for each:

  1. Course – 40 hours
  2. Evaluation – 4 hours