(June 9, 2017) Last weekend marked the completion of a busy season of FUNdamentals Festivals. These coach training events were widespread through Alberta – from Fort McMurray and Fort St John down to Medicine Hat and several communities between. This program, which offers coaches training and support, impacted 725 young players and trained 165 new coaches to lead their communities’ Grassroots Programs.

The events focused on the FUNdamentals stage of Long Term Player Development and it’s importance in growing future soccer players. Parents were also enlightened in terms of the One Rule for soccer, from John Clubb Manager of Grassroots Development:

Never kick the ball: Let the players play by dribbling, passing and shooting.”

The Festivals taught the Preferred Training Model, which is promoted by FIFA. The model focuses on teaching technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. For more information on the Preferred Training Model, watch this video

The Grassroots Team will continue to support districts, clubs and communities across Alberta, for further information, click here