Coaching with BSA

Every year we put together approximately 60-65 teams in the outdoor soccer season and approximately 25-30 teams in the indoor soccer season.

The most integral position within the Beaumont Soccer Association are our coaches!! Without parent volunteers to act as coaching staff, we don't have soccer!

Coaching community soccer can be a rewarding experience for all involved! BSA offers numerous resources to help coaches be successful including manuals, practice plans, on-site guidance, and mentorship opportunities.

Coaching takes patience, some knowledge of the game and a time commitment.

Most amateur or professional sports require coaches to attain certain coaching levels as they progress in their sport. Soccer is broken down into community leagues and competitive leagues.  There are different requirements to coach at each level.

The intent of this page is to provide some clarity to coaches on what coaching requirements they must be certified and current in.

Tier 5 - 9 (Community Level)

  • at least one team official needs to have taken an age appropriate EMSA course
  • ASA/NCCP certifications are not required but coaches can still get certified if they choose
  • a coach needs either the ASA/NCCP certification OR the EMSA courses (not both)
  • these teams participate in inter-cities
  • there are no Provincials

Tier 1 - 4 (Premier & Community Level)

  • at least one team official needs to have the age appropriate ASA/NCCP certification
  • EMSA courses will not suffice
  • Provincials start at U10 age group
  • there are no Inter-Cities

EMSA Coaching Courses

Level 1 – Mini U4, U6 and U8

This course is designed for the development of movement skills needed for all sports, with the main emphasis on soccer. Games, methodology, and techniques will be given to the participants so that an enjoyable experience will be had by all. This course will give any new soccer coach the tools needed to run great practices and activity sessions. Wear active clothing and footwear!


Level 2 – U10 to U18 Community

This course is designed to give the coach ideas on how to  improve his team’s technical skill. This would be for the Tier 3 – 9 coach who wishes to improve their team’s enjoyment and success on the field. We will be going over proper techniques on shooting, heading, fitness and ball control. Wear active clothing and footwear!

CSA/ASA/NCCP Certified Courses

Active Start (U5): Is designed for the first time coach. The focus is on teaching good basic skills and basic physical literacy.

FUNdamentals (U7-U9): Learn how to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed, while running a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged.

Learn To Train (U11): The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8). You’ll learn how to teach basic principles of play and how to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment.

Soccer for Life (U13 and Up): The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within the 11-a-side game environment. You’ll learn how to plan and deliver effective, enjoyable, age-appropriate practices and how to provide feedback to your players.


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Coaching Course Registration

There are two ways to become a qualified soccer coach in Beaumont.

First, there are Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) level courses which will provide you with the minimum recognized skill level to take to the pitch as a coach. The EMSA Coaching Courses are only valid for coaching in EMSA. If in the higher age groups your teamproceeds to Provincials one of the Team Staff requirss an ASA course. The EMSA Coaching Courses are yet to be announced for the Indoor season.

Secondly, there are Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) courses which will provide National Certification that is recognized anywhere in Canada, useful in the event you may move and decide to coach outside the EMSA jurisdiction.

The ASA courses are tracked by the National Coaching Certification Program at whereas the EMSA course are not.

We recommend that if you have the time to take a course, take an ASA course.

Please select the button below to view the list of upcoming ASA courses that you may decide to register for.

To reiterate what is on other pages but important here are as follows:

Active Start is for U5;
FUNdamentals is for U7 & U9;
Learning to Train is for U11; and
Soccer for Life is for U13 and Up

Click here to select course and register.