Coaching at Blizzard

As a volunteer parent coach with Blizzard you will be rewarded with the opportunity to have a positive influence on a group of children who will share your passion for soccer.

How to get started

If you are interested in coaching, please indicate this on your child’s registration form under the volunteer duties. Players are placed onto teams first, then coaches are determined. You will be notified by Alan Rickwood if we require you to coach. Coaching roles are appointed each season.  All coaches (head and assistant) are required to complete the CMSA Security Clearance Program.

We also ask all coaches to comply with the Blizzard Coaching Code of Conduct.

What are my duties as a coach?
  • Prepare and run age-appropriate practice sessions
  • Coach and motivate players during games
  • Assign a team manager to organize the group
  • Collect equipment – or designate parent
  • Familiarize yourself of the rules and policies provided by CMSA
  • Have fun
What support does Blizzard provide?
  • Financial contribution to coaching certifications (upon successful completion)
  • Free, age-appropriate coaching sessions led by our technical team
  • Mentorship from our technical team with coaching assistance
  • Complimentary Blizzard gear so our coaches proudly represent our Club with suitable attire (head coach)
Coaching Courses

Alberta Soccer offers a number of age-appropriate coaching accreditation courses based on Canada’s Long Term Development Plan. These courses range from more recreational coaching courses based on community coaching to accreditation for more serious coaches who are looking to be licensed. Please see the Alberta Soccer website www.albertasoccer.com for details.

The Power of Positive Youth Coaching

The way in which we communicate with our players and what we say has a lasting effect on and off the sports field. We recommend these three simple suggestions for creating a positive environment for players that will foster their development, success and love for soccer and life. Please take a few moments to read The Power of Positive Youth Coaching.

Coaching Resources

Soccer Manager