Last updated: Jan 2018
Recreational Coaching Application - (go to your account, select "volunteer Now" and follow the steps)
If you are a coach and are interested in coaching in the competitive programs at CUSC, please fill out the competitive application above and send to email@example.com. If you wish to coach in a recreational division, please fill out a volunteer profile and questionaire through the online registration system.
- CUSC COACHING PLANS, MANUALS and CURRICULUM - CLICK HERE (Login available through coordinator/staff coaches)
- CUSC LAWS OF THE GAME - 2018
Mandatory Courses for Cobra Coaches
LTPD Coaching Courses
The Canadian Soccer Association’s NCCP 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.
Registration for all NCCP coaching courses are done online at this link:
The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8).
- 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.
Course description: 16 hours. A interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.
The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within the 11-a-side game environment.
- 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.
Course description: 16 hours. An interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.
In addition to the coaching courses, all CUSC Coaches and Managers must also have the following three courses:
Respect in Soccer
The Respect in Soccer program was introduced in 2011 to provide coaches with invaluable information about coaching and essential approaches around working with youngsters in an appropriately respectful and nurturing coaching environment. RiS is an e-learning program for coaches, trainers, managers and any adult with a supervisory role over youth involved in soccer. It is designed as a tool to assist participants in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.
The online course costs $30 ( email admin for fee access code) and the curriculum is broken into six (6), 30 minute modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure. All competitive-level coaches must complete the “Respect in Soccer” program. We are hoping that coaches will recognize the long-term value of the program because of the values it promotes and also what it teaches regarding important practical guidelines for youth coaches.
Please email the Club Administrator for a special code to take the course for free.
Make Ethical Decisions
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) is a course that is required for all coaches who take LTPD Coaching Courses. All CUSC Coaches and managers are required to attend the mandatory in-class MED course, which runs approximately 3 hours in length. This course is an NCCP course, and will show up on Coaches transcripts on NCCP's "The Locker".
To Search and Register for an MED Course –
The NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course completion can can take up to 15 days to appear on a Coach's transcript.
Making Head Way - Concussion eLearning Series
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these NCCP Professional Development modules will make you concussion smart!
Development and Recreational Coaches
Please email the Competitive Program Administrator for details on how to register.