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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:

OSA 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.