The FIFA and Canada Soccer promoted Preferred Training Model helps provide a positive base for communities to develop their grassroots soccer programs upon. The model focuses on teaching technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. Alberta Soccer Licensed Coaches teach the Preferred Training Model to community coaches, who then gain the skills to run the model on their own with players.
The One-Day Mini Stars sessions will provide your community with an opportunity to offer the Mini Stars Program in a condensed format while exposing players to Alberta Soccer coaching curriculum and coaches.
For sessions hosted prior to the end of March, participants will gain access to the annual Mini Stars Showcase (in Edmonton) and Residential Camp (in Red Deer).
- Step 1 – Click here to view the hosting requirements
- Step 2 – Click here to submit an application to host
- Step 3 – The Grassroots Development Manager will reach out with additional information and to schedule your event
If you have questions, reach out to the Grassroots Team
Children long for their parents to play and have fun with them. The Parent Play sessions 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!
Complete the form on the first tab if you wish you host a Parent Play session in your community
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.
Complete the form on the first tab if you wish you host a First Steps session in your community
If you’d like to discuss other needs your community/club/district have, please complete the District Outreach Request Form on the first tab. The Grassroots team will reach out to determine a suitable outreach solution.
We look forward to hearing from you!