CMSA has 37 member clubs that you could coach for. Step 1 is finding the club that best suits your needs. Check out our MEMBER CLUBS page to explore our member organizations and apply directly on their website.
Once your chosen club accepts your request to with coach or become a team official, you will be placed on a "team roster". This means you are officially listed as a part of a team.
For step 2, volunteers listed on a team roster must request a Volunteer Voucher from CMSA.
To request a Volunteer Voucher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once requested, CMSA will confirm that you are in the system, and provide you with verification.
After receiving your Volunteer Voucher, you can begin your application online. CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Perform Police Information Check"
You must apply online within two weeks of receiving your Voucher.
*Please note, if you are out of district, you will require a Volunteer Letter. Please email email@example.com for more information.
This online module is designed to help coaches and team officials to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD). This course is mandatory for all CMSA coaches, and is valid for 5 years
CLICK HERE to learn more.
CLICK HERE to register for the online module.
All U3 - U11 coaches must register and complete the online theory portion of the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. All CSC courses are valid for life.
Your Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach education module differs depending on which age group you would like to coach for.
- U12: Learn to Train
- U13 - U19: Soccer for Life
Please CLICK HERE to register for the appropriate age and stage of the players you are working with.
Upon completing the online theory for the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program, coaches are to register in the Practical portion. The Practical (on-field) portion of the coaching course varies in time by the age and stage of the player they are working with. Practical session dates that can be found by CLICKING HERE.
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module
Completion of the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) module and Online Evaluation is administered through the NCCP and Alberta Sport. There are two ways to complete this coach training:
1. Online course
a. Course dates and registration is handled through Alberta Sport for online training.
2. Challenge the MED Online Evaluation
a. Information on challenging the Online Evaluation can be found by logging into your coach.ca Locker account. Please CLICK HERE and follow the prompts.
NCCP Making Headway in Soccer
This soccer module will cover:
- What to do to prevent concussions
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion
- What to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion
- How to ensure athletes return to play safely
- Describe the importance of having an EAP
- Identify when to activate the EAP
- Explain the responsibilities of the charge person and call person when the EAP is activated
- Create a detailed EAP that includes all required information for responding to an emergency.
- Have a solid understanding of the Rule of Two
- Improve their ability to assess and implement preventive measures
- Be aware of questions to ask to determine their sport organization’s policies