District Outreach2018-08-15T10:38:43+00:00

District Outreach

The future of soccer in Alberta is in the hands of players, parents, and coaches. This is why Alberta Soccer Grassroots Development is committed to supporting the development of soccer through its District Outreach Program.

Grassroots Soccer is where the soccer journey starts, and Alberta Soccer provides technical support to all member communities and clubs through two plans of development: Long Term Player Development and the Preferred Training Model. Both plans provide a pathway that leads every aspiring player and coach on their journey.

The District Outreach Program provides a broad range of developmental clinics to meet the needs of the membership. These include clinics and camps for players, goalkeepers, coaches, and parents. Whatever your soccer community needs – reach out to the Alberta Soccer Grassroots team. To organize a Grassroots Clinic in your community, please complete the request form below and a member of the Grassroots Development team will contact you to plan your event.

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Program Offerings

First Steps

The First Steps Clinics will offer a fun and engaging introduction to coaching for volunteer coaches coming into the game. These coaching sessions will focus on a player-first and game-second approach. In order to engage all players, it is important that coaches recognize the responsibility of meeting the needs of the players and the ‘how to’ of coaching. This is a non-certification clinic, for coaches to come and participate in a demonstration of fun sessions and ideas to ignite their passion to coach. Clinics may be targeted for all age and ability considerations and will demonstrate how to adapt activities accordingly.

A confident and relaxed coach will develop successful players.

Parent Play

One of children’s biggest desires is for their parents to play and enjoy the game they love with them. The Parent Play sessions will include a presentation on key considerations for parents entering into their child’s soccer world. Parents will learn how to play some of the best soccer drills together with their child(ren). The Parent Play session is two hours in length and child supervision will be offered (by hosting communities) during the in-class presentation so parents can fully engage in the teachings.

Children learn best through doing – and so do their parents!

If you’re interested in having Alberta Soccer visit your community for a First Steps clinic, Parent Play session, or with another focus, please complete the form to the right.

We look forward to hearing from you!

District Outreach Request Form

Please note that all applications will be reviewed by Alberta Soccer to ensure that the host applicant is in good standing with their District Member.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone Number (required)

Club/Community AND district (required)

Description of Program you are requesting including age group and type of clinic you are requesting (required)