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Coaching with Calgary West

Being a Team Coach

As a volunteer parent coach with Calgary West you will be enjoy sharing your love for the game of soccer with children or youth who want to learn how to play the beautiful game. Your expertise and experience will support the aspirations of young people who will be the leaders of our community in the near future. Through soccer, you can teach kids the values of respect, hard work, commitment, team play,  and fair play. These are the lessons we learned when we played the game, and what we take into our lives as professionals, parents, and global citizens. Think of the the impact that you can have, and the fun that will surely follow!

How to get started:

If you are interested in coaching, please indicate this on your child’s registration form under the volunteer duties. Players are placed onto teams first, then coaches are determined. You will be notified by the Club if we require you to coach. Coaching roles are appointed each season. All coaches (head and assistant) are required to complete the CMSA Security Clearance Program. We also ask all coaches to comply with the Calgary West Soccer Club Coach Code of Conduct.

What are my duties as a coach?
  • Prepare and run age-appropriate practice sessions

  • Coach and motivate players during games

  • Assign a team manager to organize the group

  • Collect equipment – or designate parent

  • Familiarize yourself of the rules and policies provided by CMSA

  • Have fun

What support does Calgary West provide?
  • Financial contribution to coaching certifications (upon successful completion)

  • Free, age-appropriate coaching sessions led by our technical team

  • Mentorship from our technical team with coaching assistance

Coaching Courses:

Calgary West provides its own in-house coaching course before the start of every season. See our Coach Education page.

We provide access to Coach Education resources.

Alberta Soccer offers a number of age-appropriate coaching accreditation courses based on Canada’s Long Term Development Plan. These courses range from more recreational coaching courses based on community coaching to accreditation for more serious coaches who are looking to be licensed. Please see the Alberta Soccer website for details.

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