Toronto Soccer Association

Learn to Train(U9-U12)

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 will consist of 2 stages of learning. Stage 1 is an "Online Theory Component" followed by a Stage 2 mandatory "In Person Practical".

Participants must complete the online course work AND the practical session in full in order to be certified.

The practical sessions offered by the TSA are for TSA Member coaches only.

Should any places on the course remain available 14 days prior to the in person practical, these places will be made available on Coach Centre.

Stage 1- Online Theory Component

All participants must purchase an access key ($30) via the "Canada Soccer Coach Education Store"

The online component MUST be completed a minimum of 1 week prior to your practical session.

Stage 2- In Person Practical Component

Any remaining spots will go on general sale at noon on April 2nd.

        Formal registration and payment

  • Participant will go to www.coachcentre.ca and formally register for the practical session
  • Participant will then have 5 business days to make payment

Course Completion

In order to be viewed as a certified coach, eligible to coach in the age range of the course, you must attend the practical session in full.

Failure to attend the entire session will mean you are not certified and your coaches book will not be stamped

Course Fee Reimbursement

 The TSA is delighted to announce that, via access to funding from the OCGA and the City of Toronto, we will reimburse the full cost of the practical session to all TSA Member coaches who participate in our practical sessions!

 This reimbursement will be processed when the following actions have been completed:

1. Individual takes part in full in one of the practical sessions listed below.

2. The individuals team official book is submitted to, and approved by the TSA for the purpose of coaching a TSA Member team/s within the age range of the course (U9-U12)

The course includes technical and tactical development along with appropriate session content and methodology.

Course Name
Learn To Train
April 22nd, 2023
Northern Secondary
9.00am- 6.00pm