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CMSA : Provincials Coaching Requirement Changes

Every head coach involved in all Indoor Provincial Competitions must be certified at the Community Coach Youth level (L2T) for a youth team and the Community Coach Senior level (A4L) for a senior team. Coaches for MSB United can submit receipt for reimbursement to

 New Coaching Requirements for Provincials

Provincial rule 2.3:

Every head coach involved in all Provincial Competitions must be certified at the Community Coach Learn to Train (L2T) level for a youth team and the Community Coach Active for Life (A4L) level for a senior team.

*A4L courses are required for coaching players age 13 and above.

New Coaching Course Conversion Chart:

Age Group

LTPD Stage

Coaching Requirement


U4-U6 (All Tiers)

Active Start

Child trained OR Active Start + MED **

3.5 hrs

U7-U9 (All Tiers)


Child or Youth Trained OR FUNdamentals + MED

7 hrs

U10-U12 (All Tiers)

Learn to Train

Youth Trained OR Learn to Train + MED

14 hrs

U14-U18 (All Tiers)

Active for Life

Senior Trained OR Soccer for Life + MED

14 hrs

Alberta Soccer is working to improve the coaching standards for soccer in Alberta. Commencing at the start of the 2011 Outdoor Season, the following two year plan will help bring this goal to fruition:   

  • All Coaching Staff (including assistant coaches) for Tier I teams going to CSA Club Nationals must have the full community coach certification (FUNdamentals + L2T + A4L coaching course = Full Community Coach Certification)
    • Teams going to CSA Club Nationals include: U14, U16, and U18 Tier I teams, AMSL, Masters and Classics I
  • Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches for Tier II-IV teams must have the appropriate community coach certification level:
    • Youth Community Coach or L2T for U12 – U14 (all Tiers from Tier II - IV)
    • Senior Community Coach or A4L for U16 – U18 (all Tiers from Tier II - IV and all Senior Men & Women teams)

*Please note – All team bench personnel require a valid CPIC clearance.

Alberta Soccer will enter all coach names into the new online NCCP tables, which are submitted electronically. This will help the office track qualifications easily and will enable new coaches to obtain their NCCP Coaching numbers faster.

NCCP Courses offered in Calgary will be posted on the CMSA website.

Security Clearance (CPIC)

CMSA CPIC POLICY - The Document on the CMSA website under Coaches & Managers


All Team Officials listed on a CMSA team roster [Coaches, Managers, Assistant coaches, U10-U18 (outdoor) and U6-U18 (indoor)] require a current and valid security clearance. You can apply for security clearance at the CMSA office. CMSA processes your application and sends it to the Calgary Police for confirmation and approval.

 Confirmation from the Calgary Police Service takes between 4-6 weeks. Team Officials will be TEMPORARILY approved to participate in activities during the processing phase. Once CMSA receives the official documentation back from the Calgary Police Service, you will either be approved for 36 months OR you will be required to visit the Calgary Police Service for additional information to complete your check. Please note this second level screen request is from the Calgary Police Service. You will not be permitted to be an active Team official until this second level screening is complete.

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