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Why Coach for the Perth United Soccer Club?

HOUSE LEAGUE and RECREATIONAL takes a village to raise a child!

– contribute to the development of young athletes
– community hours for university students
– teamwork, camaraderie and support of other parents
– involvement in the organization
– coaching courses reimbursed upon completion and certification (must provide receipt)
– coaches information night for drill and practice plan ideas, pizza & refreshments provided
– coaches shirt
– year end BBQ
– optional $30 discount for any future PUSC registration.

– Vulnerable Sector Check
Optional, Recommended
Respect in Soccer (online Course)
-Any level of coaching certification within Soccer Canada (Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life)
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Making Headway in Soccer


OSA’s Coaching Certification Requirements for 2017

As of the 2014 season the OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) mandated minimum coaching requirements for competitive soccer are outlined in the link. All course costs will be reimbursed by the Perth United Soccer Club.

Basically there are three levels of community coach training that follow the developmental stage of the athlete. Fundamentals (1 day course for U6-8), Learning to train (2 day course for U9-12) and Training for life (2 day course for U13-U18). The course schedule for all of Ontario can be accessed at:

You must register on the site before you can sign up for a course. If a course is full check back periodically as there are cancellations and new courses being added.

In addition to the sport specific training above everyone needs to complete an anti-bullying course called Respect in Soccer for Activity Leaders and Parents. This is an online course and will take approximately three hours to complete though it does not need to be done all at once. This course has been free in the past but there are apparently a limited number of licences purchased by the OSA. It can be accessed at:

Respect in Soccer for Activity Leaders

If there is a cost to complete, keep your receipt for reimbursement by PUSC and your certificate of completion.

Also required is the Making Ethical Decisions Training.
It is approximately three hours and can be completed in class, through distance education teleconference and hopefully soon online. After completing the course you must do a brief online evaluation.

The course calendar can be reached at:

And lastly, a new initiative in all sports, is concussion awareness. A free course called Making Headway – is required.