Coaches - Start Here!

What is Grassroots? Take 4 minutes out of your day to watch this video:

So you want to be a part of our coaching team? Thank you! Please read on to find out exactly what is involved in each of these roles, and how to apply!

Coaching Team Roles

Our club is entirely run by volunteers, and we rely on our members & parents to assist with the following roles for each of our teams, from U3-U19. Thank you for your passion to create the best possible experience for the players this season!

Head Coach - Work Closely with Coaching Coordinator & Technical Director to deliver training sessions to team. Note: Coaching Certification required for this position.
Assistant Coach(es) - Assist head coach with training sessions, keeping the players on task and having fun. 
Team Manager - Perform administrative duties for the team, includes setting up TeamSnap calendar, setting up communications for team, scheduling team activities/field set-up, organizing players on picture day, etc.
Equipment Manager (U9-U19) - Maintain all team equipment for duration of season, including training equipment (balls, pinnies, nets, etc.) and jerseys (ask for washing instructions). Players hand in their jerseys at the end of each game to the equipment manager, and the equipment manager ensures that they are clean and ready for the next game.

Expectations of a Coach

The Wetaskiwin Soccer Club cares deeply about the well-being of our players. For this reason, we have the following expectations of anyone who applies to coach our teams:

  1. Watch the video above to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your role as a coach.
  2. Read and Understand the Canada Soccer Fair Play Codes and the Alberta Soccer Concussion Protocol.
  3. Complete a Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sectors Check. Please provide this letter to RCMP to cover any fees associated with these checks: Criminal Check Letter.
  4. Complete the Coaching Team Code of Conduct.
  5. Complete relevant mandatory coach training sessions. (Active Start: U3-U5, Fundamentals: U7-U11, Soccer for Life: U13-U19). Wetaskiwin Soccer Club covers the cost of all coach training sessions.
  6. Commit your time and energy to become a mentor for a group of young players!

Apply for Coaching Team

Please complete our Coaching Team Application, and our Coaching Coordinator will be in touch with you soon to discuss all of the details for Spring Season 2020!

Coach Training Clinics:

Coaching Clinic dates will be released in February for Spring 2020.

Please note: Wetaskiwin Soccer Club & Central Alberta Soccer Association will cover all costs associated with these clinics. You simply need to clear your schedule and bring a bag lunch with you. To register for any coaching clinics, please contact Les at and we will help you to find the best training clinic nearby.


Coaching Resources & Tools

Canada Soccer Pathway

Active Start Coach's Guide (U3-U7)

Fundamentals Coach's Guide (U9)

Learn to Train Coach's Guide (U11-U13)


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