The Community Sport Stream has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth course in this Stream is called Soccer for Life and focuses attention on working with players between the ages of 13 through to “masters soccer”; which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness; those who enjoy recreational soccer as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.
Coaches wishing to gain training through the Community Sport Stream would do so in the following manner:
- Active Start Course: Completion of a training course totaling 3 hours (Active Start Stage of Development – players U-4/U-6). No pre-requisites required.
- FUNdamentals Course: Completion of the training course totaling 7 hours (Fundamentals Stage of Development – Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.
- Learn to Train Course: Completion of the training course totaling 14 hours plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Learning to Train Stage of Development – Boys U-9/U-12 and Girls U-8/U-11). No pre-requisites required.
- Soccer for Life Course: Completion of a training course totaling 14 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Soccer for Life Stage of Development – Boys U-13 and Girls U-12 and older). No pre-requisites required.
Note: coaches do not undergo an official evaluation process in the Community Sport Stream, therefore they are not designated on their NCCP transcript as a Certified Coach. These courses provide training only in developmental stage specific areas of coaching. With this in mind coaches taking part in these courses will receive the status of Trained Coach(or will be considered In Training if they have still to complete a module of the particular course they have taken).
Mandatory Coaching Standards
Soccer Nova Scotia are pleased to announce an initiative to assist with the progression, development and enjoyment of the game at all levels.
The initiative is to promote and support clubs that all players receive a trained coach in all programs offered by Soccer Nova Scotia registered clubs.
This document outlines the nature of the Coaching Standards initiative and addresses the following:
- The need & benefits of implementation
- The need for a standardized coach development pathway
- Potential Issues & solutions
- Identifying measurable targets
- Rewards Program