Requirements to Coach with the Ramblers

We believe that coaching recruitment for our Grassroots and Youth soccer programs is more than just the act of finding enough volunteers each year to put with our players. It is vital that these individuals see coaching as an extension of themselves (I am a coach!) and therefore engage in the following:

  1. CORE VALUES - Align with Canada Soccer, PEI Soccer and Eliot River Ramblers principles of developmental appropriateness for children and youth
  2. LEARNING - Pursue appropriate training, certification and knowledge needed for the age and stage of player being coached



First and foremost, Ramblers coaches must align their coaching philosophy (i.e., their beliefs and values) as well as their coaching actions with the NCCP Coaching Code of Ethics. 

 PDF Version of the NCCP Coaching Code of Ethics




Every Grassroots and Youth player with a certified coach. That's our goal. Why? Because it's the right thing to do and our children deserve it. To become a coach with the Ramblers you will need to complete coaching certification. The certification requirements depend on what age level you are coaching at.


Grassroots (U5, U7 and U9)

Where a paid junior high/high school coach works with a volunteer adult/parent helper the paid coach requires a soccer-specific coaching certification course  as well as Making Ethical Decisions and the volunteer helper requires Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training.

Where a volunteer adult/parent is also the coach, a soccer-specific coaching certification course, Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training and Making Ethical Decisions are all required.

The soccer-specific coaching certification courses are as follows. If you are coaching at:

U5 you need Canada Soccer's Active Start Coaching Course

U7 you need Canada Soccer's FUNdamentals Coaching Course

U9 you need Canada's Soccer FUNdamentals Coaching Course


Youth (U11 to U18)

Team head and assistant coaches require a soccer-specific coaching certification courseRespect in Sport Activity Leader Training and Making Ethical Decisions.

Managers and trainers (or any other staff working with the team) all require Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training.

The soccer-specific coaching certification courses are as follows. If you are coaching at:

U11 you need Canada Soccer's Learn to Train Coaching Course

U13-U18 you need Canada Soccer's Soccer for Life Coaching Course


Check out the Required Coaching Certification Frequently Asked Questions


 See the Coaching Certification Course Schedule


Fill out a Youth Coach Application


Fill out a Grassroots Coach or Helper Application


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