Coaching Certification Requirements in 2017
Starting in 2017 the former Senior Certification will no longer be valid for any coach. Please be advised that it is mandatory that all competitive coaches upgrade their certification to the Soccer For Life course
The Making Headway online concussions e-Learning certificate will also be mandatory for ALL coaches. Making headway is an e-Learning series from Coach.ca
This is a free module to gain knowledge and skills to recognize concussions and ensure the safety of players. The training will be noted on coach transcripts as Professional Development.
Please see the OSA Information Bulletin I2016-024
The R.I.S. (Respect in Soccer) certificates must also be upgraded every 5 years.
Please see the OSA Information Bulletin I2016-032
You are advised to register for the correct certification clinic for the age you will be coaching.
Coaching requirements for all coaches Under 12 are being aligned to meet the requirements of the Recreational and Development Matrices.
These Matrices can be found at this link on the OSA website.
Coaches of U4-U5 Girls & Boys will require Active Start + MED + RiS
Coaches of U6-U8 Girls & Boys will require FUNdamentals + MED + RiS
Coaches of U9 - U12 Girls & Boys teams will require Learn to Train + MED + RiS
Coaches of U13 teams and older will require Soccer For Life + MED + RiS
The recreational matrix also indicates that all coaches have the MED and RiS along with the age appropriate coach certificate.