EDUCATION RESOURCES

For a full list of education resources from BC Soccer and Canada Soccer click the link below.

BC Soccer Education Resources

The following technical resources cover information that supports Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model from U6-U12 soccer and U13-U18 through to adult soccer with a focus on Small Sided Game and 11v11 game formats.

U6-U12 Soccer

Small Sided Game Development Manual

Small Sided Training Cycle Example

Grassroots Futsal Coaches Handbook

Goalkeeping Development Manual Stages 1-3

To bridge the gap for players and coaches between the small sided game and the 11v11 game formats, BC Soccer has researched the benefits of modifying the game to suit the developmental needs of young players and this includes the following resources:

Transition between Small Sided and 11v11 Game formats

Retreat Line Analysis

Retreat Line Developmental Tool

BC Soccer U13 Retreat Line Guideline

The resources below are designed in consultation with the Canada Soccer Association, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BCSPL to support player and coach development for the U13-U18 age groups. The curriculum, the game model and profiles cover a framework of best practices and supports coaches on how to effectively develop sessions and implement into game situations.

U13-U18 to Adult Soccer

BC Soccer Curriculum

BC Soccer Game Model – With Possession

BC Soccer Game Model – Without Possession

Goalkeeping Development Manual Stages 4-7


Other Resources

Performance Point Cardiac Screening

Nutrition Guidelines for Sporting Events

F-Mark Nutrition

Health and Fitness for the Female Player

Emergency Manual

Human Kinetics Books


Female Initiative Workshops

LTAD Considerations to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women Presentation
Discussion will focus on several key issues central to supporting girls and young women as athletes and leaders, including training environments, injury prevention, role models, and “on- and off-ramps”. Practical recommendations will be provided. This presentation can be delivered in-person or via webinar. A 1.5-hour presentation hosted by CAAWS.

If you have further questions regarding the above presentation, please contact BC Soccer’s Development Officer Alfonso Munoz at [email protected]