Complete Coaching Guide for Central Alberta

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Welcome to the CASA Technical Program!

As the Technical Director with the Central Alberta Soccer Association, my job is to supply you with the tools and resources necessary to be a great coach this season! My program focuses on Alberta Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development Model, giving players more time with the ball learning necessary skills to take them forward in this beautiful game! I recommend that sessions be composed of four main parts:

Physical Literacy

The objective behind incorporating physical literacy in your program is to allow players the opportunity to move through jumping, hopping, skipping etc... and this can be specific or non-specific soccer movements. 

Technical Skill

The objective and backbone of any program is the technical piece. This is the ability to allow players to improve their how we do the skills.  The how we pass, shoot, dribble, defend, etc...

Activities

Each session will feature a variety of fun activities that allow the player to get more comfortable with the ball. This will allow the players to get the repetition with the ball while doing so in a fun, creative and open way to allow them to express themselves through play

Game

Each Session should end with a game.  Aim is to allow players for a portion of the end game an opportunity to not be coached and to express themselves through free play

Mini Program Curriculum

A full 8 week curriculum for U5, U7, U9 coaches


U11 Curriculum

A full 16 week curriculum for U11 coaches (8v8)


U13-U19 Sessions

A variety of resources for U13, U15, U17, U19 coaches


Goalkeeper Sessions

A variety of sessions specific to goalkeeper skill-set

CASA Coaching resources

Resources by Age: