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Soccer for Life (13+)


Soccer for Life is a NCCP Community Coaching Workshop. Canada Soccer'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.


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 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.

Who is this course for?

Soccer For Life is designed for those coaches who are interested in coaching players who are U13 and older.

What are the pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for a Soccer For Life course, coaches must complete:

What is the cost?

This is set by the course host.

How long is the course?

16 hours long.  Usually held on Saturday and Sunday.

Description of the course

  • 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
  • Consider the safety factors involved in running a coaching session
  • Technical/Tactical development

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.