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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).


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 4 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 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.

Who is this course for?

Coaches who will be coaching U9 to U12 Males and Females.  This period is called "The Golden Age of Learning".

What are the course pre-requirements?

Prior to registering for a Learn to Train course, coaches must complete:

What is the cost?

This is set by the course host.

Description of the course.

  • Consider the safety factors involved in running a coaching session.
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the players they are working with.
  • How to plan coaching sessions considering the development stage of the players coaches are working with.
  • Provide coaches with advice they can use to work with players and parents in this stage

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.