FUNdamentals Festival


We are excited to announce that we are hosting an Alberta Soccer Fundamentals Festival right here in Penhold on Saturday June 1st. The focus for the festival is on coaches working with kids ages 6-8 but this will be an opportunity for coaches at any level to get some hands training and get certified by Alberta Soccer. Please see details below:

FUNdamentals (U6-U9)

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun”.

  • For coaches working with 6-8 year olds
  • Duration: 7 hours excluding breaks
  • Abbreviation: FUN

Coaches working with young players in this stage are strongly encouraged to attend a Fundamentals Workshop.

The curriculum is as follows:

  • Information on Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development model.
  • Develop a basic understanding of Physical Literacy.
  • Information to help coaches understand the development stage of the children they are working with.
  • How to plan coaching sessions considering the development stage of the children coaches are working with.
  • Consider the safety factors involved in running a coaching session.
  • How to manage coaching sessions using appropriate content and methodology.
  • An online resource that coaches can use to plan their sessions.
  • Advice coaches can use to work with players and parents in this stage.
  • Coach’s workbook and a Certificate of Achievement (coaches must print out).

A workshop specific online resource package is provided at no additional cost to all coaches who complete the Fundamentals Workshop. Resource package includes:

  • A season’s worth of stage appropriate session plans
  • Additional session video’s
  • Workshop presentations
  • The Fundamentals Coach Workbook

We would prefer to certify our coaches in Penhold on June 1st, however if this day does not work Central Alberta Soccer is running an Active Start certification course for coaches on April 27th in Lacombe, The focus here will be on coaching U5

The player participation portion will be from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Multiplex. Please arrive between 12:40 pm and 12:45 pm so we can check in the players. 

Please let us know if you are able to attend the festival on June 1st and I will get the information you need to register. We need at least 8 coaches registered to run the festival.

To get more information and for any questions please send me an email at penholdsoccer@gmail.com

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