The Community Stream Workshops are designed for grassroots coaches who come in and out of the game and have little time to invest in their skills as a coach.
- Coaches enter the Community Stream at the appropriate age and stage of the players they are working with – For example – the coach working with U10 players completes Learning to Train (Workshop + MED).
- All workshops are participatory in nature providing coaches with stage specific training – there is no evaluation.
- Coaches who complete their program are regarded as ‘Trained’ – certification does not apply to the Community Stream.
- Strongly recommended for all coaches working at Community & Competitive levels of the grassroots game
- Requirements are in place for coaches engaged in Youth & Senior Provincial Championships
The Licensing Stream is a traditional vertical pathway designed for the aspiring coach able to achieve higher performance standards.
- Candidates must be 16 years of age.
- For serious coaches.
- Preference given to coaches who can demonstrate a background in the game and/or working at Tier 1 and 2 levels or higher.
- Open entry into the Licensing Stream through the Provincial C-License Program.
- Alberta Soccer is responsible for the delivery of the entry level provincial awards – the C-License and Provincial B-License programs.
- Canada Soccer is responsible for the delivery of the national award – the National B-License and the A-license.