(August 29, 2019) As the indoor season nears, districts throughout the province have begun hosting coaching courses in preparation. Learning Facilitators will travel to various communities to lead courses and help train, develop and support new and existing coaches along their coaching pathway.

One such course will be held in Fort St John (a member of the Northwest Peace Soccer Association) in mid-September. Alberta Soccer’s Manager of Coach Education, Matt Thomas, will travel to this rural community to deliver the NCCP Soccer for Life workshop from September 20-21. In addition to leading this course, Matt will work with two of Alberta Soccer’s Women in Sport Leadership (WISL) – Coach Developer Initiative participants, Christine Reid and Catherine Hollingworth – providing valuable training necessary for them to further develop as sport leaders.

“As Alberta Soccer continues to keep coach education moving forward, we are constantly looking to empower and support upcoming Learning Facilitators. Alberta Soccer is excited to be training two of our WISL candidates on an upcoming course in Fort St John,” said Matt Thomas. “One of the many benefits of training these two candidates is that we will have two female learning facilitators able to deliver future community coaching courses as well as any future coaching programs Alberta soccer may run.”

Those who are interested in registering for this course can do so here

Click here to view other coaching courses available for registration in Alberta. Please note: more courses are being added weekly – if you don’t see a course in your area, please contact your local community to find out when/if they plan to host a course.

For more information about coaching in general, click here.