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     Opeongo Minor Soccer Club supports and encourages our coaches to seek out coaching qualifications. Though not necessary for the local house league levels they provide a coach with the tools for teaching young athletes the love of the game and the skills that go along with it. Ontario Soccer offers the following courses:

     Two additional courses that becoming mandatory across all sports for volunteers and even some parents are:

 

Making Ethical Decisions

Making Headway - Course on return to play guidelines for concussions

Respect in Soccer/Sport - This training is transferable for any sport or Scouts Canada

LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (LTPD) COMMUNITY COURSES*

  • Active Start

  • FUNdamentals

  • Learn to Train

  • Soccer for Life

*Make Ethical Decisions and Respect in Soccer are required for these courses

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COMPETITIVE COURSES**

  • C Licence Course

  • B License Course

  • Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma Course

  • Ontario Soccer Technical Director Diploma Course

*Make Ethical Decisions and Respect in Soccer are required for these courses.

 

ACTIVE START (U4-U5)

     Active Start is an NCCP Community Coaching Workshop.  The Canadian Soccer Association's LTPD workshops give you the confidence to succeed as you enter the ranks of certified coaches in Ontario.  Each level features education on age-appropriate coaching for each level of play.

Designed for the first time coach.
Focused on engaging children in "soccer play" and teaching basic physical literacy.

You'll learn:

  • How to run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.

  • How to communicate to this specific age group.

  • You'll leave with a basic toolkit including 12 practice plans.

Course description:
4 hours.The learning environment features interactive discussions in the classroom and practicing age-appropriate drills on the field or in the gym. Your facilitator will discuss elements like parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.

Quick Resource:
Ontario Soccer has created a series of brochures in the form of mini-pamphlets that walk coaches through four of the key physical literacy stages of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD). Each of these resources provide very basic but helpful information through Active Starts, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life for volunteer coaches.

Coaches please click here to browse and register for NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.

 

FUNDAMENTALS (U6-U8)

      FUNdamentals is a NCCP Community Coaching Workshops. The Canadian Soccer Association's LTPD workshops will give you the confidence to succeed as you enter the ranks of certified coaches in Ontario.Each level features education on age-appropriate coaching for each level of play.

FUNdamentals is a follow-up to the Active Start course. You'll learn:

  • How to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.

  • How to run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.

  • How to explain the FUNdamentals of a game in a way that children can understand.

  • How to communicate to this specific age group.

  • You will be provided with effective practice plans that will make preparing for the season easier and will help you make a difference with your team.

Course description:
8 hours. An interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills.

There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.

Quick Resource:
Ontario Soccer has created a series of brochures in the form of mini-pamphlets that walk coaches through four of the key physical literacy stages of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD). Each of these resources provide very basic but helpful information through Active Starts, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life for volunteer coaches.

Coaches please click here to browse and register for NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.

 

LEARN TO TRAIN (U9-U12)

     Learn to Train is a NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.  The Canadian Soccer Association's LTPD workshops will give you the confidence to succeed as you enter the ranks of certified coaches in Ontario.Each level features education on age-appropriate coaching for each level of play.

The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8).

You'll learn:

  • How to teach basic principles of play

  • How to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment.

  • How to communicate to this specific age group.

  • This is a key time to train speed, flexibility and skills and understand your role in developing these skills.

Course description:
16 hours. A interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.

Quick Resource:
Ontario Soccer has created a series of brochures in the form of mini-pamphlets that walk coaches through four of the key physical literacy stages of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD). Each of these resources provide very basic but helpful information through Active Starts, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life for volunteer coaches.

Coaches please click here to browse and register for NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.

 

SOCCER FOR LIFE (13+)

     Soccer for Life is a NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.  The Canadian Soccer Association's LTPD workshops will give you the confidence to succeed as you enter the ranks of certified coaches in Ontario.  Each level features education on age-appropriate coaching for each level of play.

The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within the 11-a-side game environment.

You'll learn:

  • How to plan and deliver effective, enjoyable, age-appropriate practices and how to provide feedback to your players.

  • How to be able to better understand the role of the coach, and the developmental stage of the players you are coaching.

  • How to provide a safe practice/game environment for your players.

Course description:
16 hours. An interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.

Quick Resource:
Ontario Soccer has created a series of brochures in the form of mini-pamphlets that walk coaches through four of the key physical literacy stages of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD). Each of these resources provide very basic but helpful information through Active Starts, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life for volunteer coaches.

Coaches please click here to browse and register for NCCP Community Coaching Workshops.

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