Active Start (U4-U6)

active-startSoccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to get them moving and to keep them active.

  • For coaches working with players under 6 years of age.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Abbreviation: AS

Kids who have fun playing a sport are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They also have a better chance of becoming a top athlete. So make it fun, and make it quality!

NOTEAll coaches must complete the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) multi-sport module including the online evaluation to complete their program & be considered “Trained”. Find more information about this here.

  • Develop a basic understanding of Physical Literacy.
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the children they are working with.
  • How to plan coaching sessions considering the development stage of the children coaches are working with.
  • Consider the safety factors involved in running a coaching session.
  • How to manage coaching sessions using appropriate content and methodology.
  • An online resource that coaches can use to plan their sessions.
  • Advice coaches can use to work with players and parents in this stage.
  • Coach workbook and a Certificate of Achievement (coach must print out).

A workshop specific online resource package is provided at no additional cost to all coaches who complete Active Start. Resource package includes:

  • A season’s worth of Active Start session plans
  • Additional session video’s
  • Workshop presentations
  • The Active Start Coach Workbook