Toronto Soccer Association

Learn to Train

Learn to Train U9 - U12

Program Overview

The effect of the role model is very important at this stage. Children begin to identify with famous players and successful teams, and they want to learn imaginative skills. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by "doing". Players move from self-centred to self-critical, and they have a high arousal level during basic skills training.

This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetition are vital to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.

Physical- This is an optimal window for train-ability of speed, flexibility and skills.

Technical- Building a greater repertoire of soccer related movements. Technical skills are developed in training and within the context of basic soccer games.

Tactical- Developing environment awareness and encouraging decision making- simple combinations, marking and running into space.

Mental- Golden age of learning, intrinsic motivation is developed by the Fun and Enjoyment that foster desire to play, imagination, creativity, increased demands and discipline.


Course Detail

The Learn To Train course is a 2 day course, and the TSA are offering 2 courses in 2019. Please note, you must complete the course within the chosen weekend.

Cost to Attend:  $280.00 
Dates:  Option 1: April 6/7, 2019       Option 2:  May 4/5, 2019
Venues: Etobicoke School of the Arts, 675 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke. M8Y 2T1
Course Times:  8.00am- 5.00pm (Saturday)/ 8.00am- 3.00pm Sunday


Course Overview

The Learn To Train course lasts 2 full days and will provide information on the Canadian Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development model as well as helping coaches understand the development stage of the players they are working with. Coaches will learn how to plan their coaching sessions and to include appropriate  content and coaching methodology.

Registration now open!

  1. Click here
  2. Select “Course- Learn To Train”, “District- Toronto Soccer Assoc”,  “Host- TSA”, Date range “enter date of course you wish to take"
  3. Complete the remaining registration process
  4. Make payment to TSA by completing the Credit Card Payment Form , and fax to the TSA at 416 783 5194.

Please note, your registration onto this course will only be confirmed once full payment has been received. Payment must be received within 7 days otherwise your spot will be released.