Who are you licensed to Coach?

Coaching Certification refers to a coach being able to complete a coaching course and gain advancement of knowledge at a particular level that would better his or her skills in the teaching the game of soccer thus becoming certified.

Registration: Every coach, assistant coach, manager, and volunteer parent or volunteer participating in any on field activities with the team has to be registered and insured through SSA. This does not mean certified with the correct coaching certification but registered to show due diligence in terms of insurance and registered to help the operations of the association in offering grass roots programming, referee & coaching clinics and the day to day operations that exist in running the SSA.

The SSA hereby requires that all coaching staff on the bench be age appropriately certified pursuant to the provisions of the SSA coaching program as conducted by the CSA when a team is participating in a recognized SSA “Provincial” competition(s), PSL games, inter-provincial and international matches. The criteria for head and assistant coaches are listed below.

Starting 2014 the Community Coach Child, Youth, Senior Certifications will no longer be recognized.

Enter the technical training stream by registering in the appropriate clinic based on the age group you are coaching:

Age Group / Certifications Required

  • Under-5*
    1. Respect In Sport Certification
  • Under-7
    1. Fundamentals Certification
    2. Making Ethical Decisions Certification
    3. Respect In Sport Certification
  • Under-9 & Under-11
    1. Learning To Train Certification
    2. Making Ethical Decisions Certification
    3. Making Headway Certification (starting Outdoor 2019)
    4. Respect In Sport Certification
  • Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19
    1. Soccer for Life Certification
    2. Making Ethical Decisions Certification
    3. Making Headway Certification
    4. Respect In Sport Certification 
  • *Under 5 - Recommended to complete Active Start but not a requirement

    Downloads / Forms

    SUSC Coaches Application

    Coach Package

    SUSC Parental Waiver