Soccer for Life (U14 and up)

  • soccer-for-lifeFor coaches working with players at any age above 13 years old
  • Duration: 14 hours excluding breaks
  • Abbreviation: S4L

At any stage in the LTPD framework, regardless of their level of ability, players may decide to play recreational soccer and continue to enjoy the game and maintain lifelong wellness. They might be youth players who decide not to pursue high performance, or they might be top players from senior clubs, colleges, universities, and semi-professional teams who enjoy competition but do not intend to play at the international level. They might also be newcomers to the game who discover an interest in soccer in late adolescence or adult life.

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 in the FAQ section.

  • Information on Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development model
  • What is the game of Soccer?
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the players they are working with
  • How to plan coaching sessions considering the development stage of the players
  • FIFA Laws of the Game
  • Technical/Tactical development
  • 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
  • Coaches will receive a coach’s workbook and a Certificate of Achievement (coaches must print off)

A workshop specific online resource package is provided at no additional cost to all coaches who complete the Soccer for Life Workshop.

Resource package includes:

  • A season’s worth of stage appropriate session plans
  • Workshop presentations
  • S4L Coach Workbook