2023 House League Coach Information

Feb. 20, 2023

House League Coaches Corner


Coaches will be following the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program using the Preferred Training Model (PTM).


Benefits to our volunteer coaches using the PTM program:

  • PTM allows the instruction and development of new coaches AND expands the knowledge base of the experienced coaches.
  • Coaches focus on one to two main skill sets to learn and then train players. This is less intimidating for volunteer coaches that haven’t played or coached soccer before.
  • Coaches are provided key training exercises to utilize and repeat. This reduces the need to have coaches plan & learn multiple activities for the session.
  • Coaches feel more confident and are more willing to come back in following seasons and take on new stations.


Rimbey Minor Soccer Association (RMSA) will be doing a coaches training session with the CASA Technical Director.

  • Date: TBC, potentially late March, early April


Season starts in early spring, depending on soccer field conditions.

  • U9 Travel: may start sessions earlier depending on indoor space availability and timelines.
  • Tuesday night will be rotation stations training.
  • Thursday will be games night.


PTM program:

The CASA Technical Director has provided a strategy plan on how to run each age group’s sessions with a break down of key activities to utilize at each station.

  • RMSA lead coach, aka Technical Coordinator, will work with the CASA Technical Director to ensure key skills and techniques and support is available to coaches.
  • The other volunteer coaches running specific station(s), will stay with that station throughout the season.
  • Player groups will be predetermined with approximately 6-8 players per group, and each group will spend ~10min per station before rotating to the next one (note; coaches stay & players move).
  • Stations include the following as listed below:
    • General Movement
    • Physical Literacy
    • Ball Mastery
    • Passing/Shooting
    • Small Games
  • The volunteer coach will also support a preassigned team on game night where they will:
    • Help coordinate kids playing on the field, rotating them on/off the field, and
    • Help mentor age-appropriate game skills to the players.
  • Parent support during game nights will be:
    • Ref for games (U9)
    • Boundary keepers and tossing balls back into play (U5 & U7)


Volunteer needs for RMSA:

  • U5: approximately 5 coaches
  • U7: approximately 5 coaches
  • U9: approximately 5 coaches (including travel team(s))
  • Parents to help move kids between stations AND as noted above during game nights.


What documents are needed if you’re a coach:


What documents are needed if you’re a support and/or “bench” parent:



Resources for Coaches:


Rimbey Minor Soccer Association Program - once finalized this will be shared and training/support provided to house league coaches.


Alberta Soccer, Long Term Player Development


Preferred Training Model Video Playbook - Alberta Soccer


Alberta Soccer: Resource for Coaches to help run Grassroots Sessions


U5: Active Start


U7: FUNdamentals


U9: FUNdamentals

U9: Learn to Train

U9 (7v7 games): Coach Rory Soccer - YouTube

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