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Active Start (U4-U5)


Active Start is an NCCP Community Coaching Workshop.


Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that the Community Coaching Workshops are now available online.

To ensure that the Community Coaching Workshops are more accessible and to allow greater flexibility on when these courses can be delivered, the coaches will be able to work at their own pace to complete the course material.

In addition to the online portion of the course, there will also be one day of in person and on field requirement to conclude the workshop, which each Club or Academy will host. The duration of this session will be 2 hours.

Coaches will continue to register for their course through Coachcentre.  

Registered coaches will then create a Gmail email address, if they don’t have one already, so they can access Google Classroom to complete the course material. 

The Club or Academy Course Coordinator will send each coach a Google Classroom link with a Class Code which will then give them access to the course material that they can work on at their own pace. 

What do you 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.

Who is this course for?

  • The course is designed for the first time coach.
  • The focus is on teaching basic skills and basic physical literacy.

What are the pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for an Active Start course, coaches must complete

What is the cost?

This is set by the course host.

Course Description:

  • Develop a basic understanding Physical Literacy.
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the children they are working with.
  • How to plan coaching sessions considering the development stage of the children coaches are working with.
  • Consider the safety factors involved in running a coaching session

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.