How Sign up for Coaching Clinics

Step 1:
Sign up to be a volunteer coach Contacting one of our board members and providing them your contact information and age group you are looking to coach.

Step 2:
If you have not completed a Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Check with in the last 2 years a request letter to take to the RCMP in Morinville is available upon request.

*Note: checks are free within the county you live in. Checks done outside of your county may be subject to a fee that will not be re-imbursed by Gibbons Minor Soccer.

Step 3:
Read the Basic Information below to see which clinic you should take base on the age group you would like to coach, or Click Here for ASA's where do I start webpage tool.

Step 4:
Click Here search and register for a workshop for your prefered clinic date and time from the ASA website. Please select - D10. Tri-County Soccer Association for your district and Gibbons for your club/community.

(*Note: Coaches are required to pay for there own clinic when registering.)

Step 5:
Upon receiving a copy of your Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Check, Coaches Certificate of Completion, and Receipt of the Coaching Clinic, Email a copy to our board and we will reimburse you.

Step 6:
Your done time to make a difference in the lives of our young athletes in our community!

Basic Information on Coaching Clinics

Active Start (U03 & U05) 4 Hours
- Recommended / Not Mandatory

Soccer contributes to the well being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them the basic movements. At this introductory level the objective is to get moving and to keep active.

FUNdamental(U07) 7 Hours
- Recommended / Not Mandatory

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun."

Learn to Train (U09-U11) 14 Hours over 2 days
- Recommended / Not Mandatory for U9
- Mandatory for Coach(s) for U11

Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by ďdoing.Ē Players move from self-centered to self-critical, and they have a high stimulation level during basic skills training. This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetitions are important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.

Soccer for Life - (U13-U19) 14 Hours over 2 days
- Mandatory for Coach(s)

At any stage in the LTPD model, regardless of their level of ability, players may decide to play soccer as a purely recreational sport so they can 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 complete newcomers to the game who discover an interest in soccer in late adolescence or adult life. Players at all levels should have opportunities to become active in soccer coaching, officiating and administration. The recruitment and retention of players, coaches, referees and administrators is vital to the ongoing development of both grassroots and elite soccer in Canada

Our Coaching Philosophy

The coaching staff and officials of GMSA understand that children participate in soccer to have fun. If children donít have fun playing soccer, theyíll soon pack it in.

We never forget that the game of soccer is just that - a game. Itís not about how many wins and losses are accumulated. And, it is surely not about how many trophies are collected. Itís not about how many goals we score or concede. Itís all about enjoying the game and, at the same time, learning and developing soccer and life skills.

Proper soccer development requires that children play age appropriate activities so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute the game as it relates to where they are at their own stage of physical and mental development.

It is about playing in different positions so the player learns all the skills necessary to develop in the game.

Itís about receiving equal playing time, so the players are all given equal opportunity to learn.

Itís about learning the techniques of the game through a variety of fun games where players have as much contact with a ball as possible and learn at their own rates.

Coaching Material

Click on the Link below for the Alberta Soccer Association Tool Kits & the TriCounty - Bylaws, Rules & Regulations.

Active Start TriCounty's Rules & Regulations 2016
FUNdamentals TriCounty's Bylaws 2014
Learn To Train
Active For Life Fifa Laws

Click on the Link below for the ICA coaching guides.
U5 - Ages 3 - 4 U11 - Ages 9 - 10 U17 - Ages 15 - 16
U7 - Ages 5 - 6 U13 - Ages 11 - 12 U19 - Ages 17 - 18
U9 - Ages 7 - 8 U15 - Ages 13 - 14

Click on the links below for all other ICA coaching referance material.

Admin Helper Ball Control Defending
Dribbling Equipment Fitness
Goalkeeping Heading Homework
Managment Methodology Nutrition
Passing Physioligy Preperation
Refereeing Safety Scouting
Shooting Small Sided Games Skills
Strength Tactics Vision Training
Warm Up 23 Warm Ups