Why Coach for the Perth United Soccer Club?

HOUSE LEAGUE and RECREATIONAL Activity Leaders 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 free registration for any future PUSC registration.

Requirements to supervise House League and Recreational soccer youth :

Yearly Screening form
– Vulnerable Sector Check (valid within 3 years)
-NCCP# with the Coaching Association of Ontario (
Respect in Soccer (online Course) ($30, online course)
-Making Headway in Soccer (free, online course)

Resources and Learning :

Understanding the Rule of Two (free online course, 20m)
Emergency Action Planning (free online course, 15m)
Emergency Action Plan template
Keeping Girls in Sport

Activity Leaders and Volunteers are reimbursed for the above online courses once completed, so please keep your receipt and certificate.

-Any level of coaching certification within Soccer Canada (Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life)
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Soccer Canada Resources




OSA’s Coaching Certification Requirements since 2017

Yearly Screening Form
-NCCP# with the Coaching Association of Ontario (
– Vulnerable Sector Check (current within 3 years)
– Coaching Certificate for Age Group
– Respect in Soccer
– Making Ethical Decisions
– Making Headway
(See sections below, for ways to sign up for the required courses)

As of the 2014 season the OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) mandated minimum coaching requirements for competitive soccer, and all coaches were to have the requirements met by 2017. All course costs will be reimbursed by the Perth United Soccer Club.

Coaching Certificate for Age Group
Basically there are three levels of community coach training that follow the developmental stage of the athlete.
1. Fundamentals (1 day course for U6-8)
2. Learn to Train (2 day course for U9-12)
3. Soccer for Life (2 day course for U13-U18).

These course schedules 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.

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

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:

Making Headway
Making Headway is a free online course that dives into awareness of concussions in the sport of Soccer. An excellent resource for any level of soccer, and mandatory for competitive coaches.


If your do not have a NCCP#:

  1. Go to click the Log in to the locker
  2. Watch this: or follow the below instructions.
  3. Click on Register where you see ‘Never taken an NCCP course and need a CC#? Register with The Locker’
  4. Follow the steps on the screen
  5. Then click the register button. Your request will be sent to the Coaching Association of Canada and your CC number will be emailed to the address you have provided usually within a couple business days. Please make sure to check your inbox and junk mail folders regularly.

If your have a NCCP# but forgot it:

  1. Go to click the Log in to the locker
  2. Watch this: or follow the below instructions.
  3. Click the ‘Lookup my CC#’ there you can search with the email address that is on your existing transcript. If this matches your CC# will be emailed to you.
  4. If you do not know which email address or if there is not one on file click ‘I don’t have an email address’ option to enter in personal information if there is a match your CC# will appear on the screen.

OPTIONAL Coaching Courses to enhance your Coaching Skills for your Soccer Community

Aboriginal Coaching Modules
If you have indigenous youth on your team, this is great insight into meshing culture with sport for everyone on the team!
New “C” License Course
Fitness Trainer (Soccer Specific)
Goalkeeping Diploma
Provincial B License Course
Technical Director Diploma
Keeping Girls in Sport
Sport Nutrition
Goalkeeper Coach Certificate
Fundamental Movement Skills