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National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Theory Part A

December 13th & 14th, 2014
(Registration Deadline - December 5th, 2014)

**The above course is offered at a cost of $100.00 + GST through the Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies Program.  Please contact the Medicine Hat College to sign up for this course.**


C License Course

The Alberta Soccer Association is please to announce that Canada Soccer has chosen Alberta as its destination to run C-License Pilot Program.  Qualified Alberta Coaches will have now another opportunity to attain this new level of training and certification ahead of the curve.

Led by Canada Soccer Technical Staff at a reduced cost for 2014, the Pilot Program will run from November 19 - 23, 2014 at the Commonwealth Fieldhouse in Edmonton.  Evaluations will take place in Spring 2015 (May 10, 2015 proposed) in Edmonton and Calgary to conclude the program.  Total cost for the program is $300; $175 for the course and $125 for the evaluation portion.

They are now accepting applications for this unique opportunity through the Online Course Management System.  Coaches must be 16 years or older, serious about coaching and working at competitive levels (Tier I or II) to gain acceptance.  Coaches should be prepared to submit a Soccer CV and/or supporting documentation when requested.

Please follow the link below for more information and to sign up for this course.

Communication from the Board of Directors

The Medicine Hat Soccer Association is continuously striving to maintain an open, honest and transparent relationship with our membership while respecting our members and ensuring their safety and enjoyment of the beautfiul game.  Therefore, the Medicine Hat Soccer Association (MHSA) Board of Directors would like to inform its members of a recent decision made by the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA).  This decision was regarding the removal of a volunteer coach in the RASC Program in June 2014.  The MHSA Board of Directors would like to acknowledge ASA's participation in this matter and thank them for a fair process that has allowed the MHSA Board of Directors an opportunity to improve our organization through the development of a clear policy on the Recruitment and Removal of Coaches within all of our programs.  The final decision regarding this matter issued by  the ASA is of public record as stated in their documentation and the MHSA fully supports this decision.  The MHSA Board strongly believe that all coaches must follow the direction of the Board (including Coaches Codes of Conduct and adhering to Long Term Player Development guidelines) and regrettably if they fail to do so over several occasions a very difficult decision must be made in the best interest of our athletes.  The MHSA Board of Directors would like to acknowledge and thank this volunteer coach for his many dedicated years of contribution to the association in numerous capacities.   

Indoor Rules

Coaches Needed - Indoor 2014-2015

The success of the MHSA and the programs it offers depends on volunteers.  All coaches and assistant coaches will receive the necessary training and support to help them be successful.  Help make your child's soccer experience a positive one, volunteer!

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