Coaching Resources

Both Central Alberta Soccer and Blackfalds Minor Soccer are working hard to ensure that coaches have all the resources and support they need to help us run successful programs. 

Please check back regularly as we continue to add new resources to the collection. 


Grassroots Toolkit

Includes all stages of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) from U5 through U15


Active Start - U5/U7

At this level the objective is to get moving and keep active.

Provide the environment for learning fundamental movement skills while growing fascination and passion for play

Technical focus on the player and the ball - dribbling, kicking and shooting.

Coach Handbook - 1

Active Start ToolKit


FUNdamentals - U7/U9

At this level individual player development is key. 

We want to create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun"

Develop the ABC's of movement - agility, balance and co-ordination

Technical focus on ball control. Introducing games and exercises to promote co-operation between players.

Coach Handbook - 2

FUNdamentals Toolkit

Learning to Train - U9/U11/U13

This is the golden age of learning. Optimal window for training speed, flexibility, and skills as well as basic principles of play. 

Players learn best by doing. Repetition is essential to develop technical excellence, but a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.

Introduction of tactical skills in environment awareness, and game decision making. 

Establish training ethic and discipline.

Coach Handbook - 3

Coach Handbook - 4

Learning to Train Toolkit

Soccer for Life - U11/U13/U15

All about encouraging players to continue in life-long soccer. 

Continuing to develop endurance, strength, and flexibility. 

Focus on having fun, stress relieve and fitness discipline as aspects of lifelong wellness. 

Coach Handbook - 5

Other General Resources  

Grassroots Game Formats

Mini Soccer Rule Book (U9) 

8 vs 8 Rule Book (U11) 

Laws of the Game (Full Size Soccer Rules) 


LTPD - Community Guide

LTPD - Athletes with a Disability

The Ability Toolkit - for coaching children with disabilities


Parent Coaching Handbook

Grassroots Parent Guide to Soccer


Canada Soccer GrassRoots Standards - website with great infographics breaking down the rules of the game at each level. 



Coach Training 

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