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Final of three Canada Soccer FIFA Grassroots Course concludes Saturday in Vancouver

Posted on 8 November 2013 in Grassroots initiatives

Each FIFA Grassroots Course engaged 30 technical leaders from clubs and districts across Canada for a four-day course ending in a Festival where hundreds of children aged 9-12 got introduced to age-appropriate activities, small sided games, and individual skill development. More

CBC celebrates Soccer Day in Canada

Posted on 6 June 2009 in Grassroots initiatives

Canada’s soccer community celebrates CBC’s Soccer Day in Canada this Saturday 20 June. The third annual event is aired live from four different locations across Canada - Bowmanville, ON, Stratford, PE, Medicine Hat, AB and Vancouver, BC.

The show airs from 12.00-18.00 ET (09.00-15.00 PT) and includes two live matches during the broadcast: the Impact de Montréal vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC match from Montréal (Stade Saputo) and the Spain vs. South Africa international match from the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009. More

A national pastime: CBC airs Soccer Day in Canada

Posted on 6 July 2007 in Grassroots initiatives

Call it the greatest sport on earth, call it the beautiful game, call it whatever you like. Just don't forget to call it the Canadian game, too.

Canada is quickly building an affinity for the game of soccer, or football as it is known all over the world. With the inauguration of a Major League Soccer team in Canada, the recent success of the men's national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the tremendous fan interest for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, soccer is boldly stamping its place on the Canadian map.

Playing Smart Soccer!

Posted on 25 June 2006 in Grassroots initiatives

Smart Soccer is an injury prevention program designed for soccer players (ages 6 - 14), their parents, teachers and coaches. With the help of the Canadian Soccer Association, this information guide has been created to enhance knowledge about the importance of injury prevention in soccer. This program is an education booklet, available in English and French, which provides important safety and injury prevention knowledge on issues including equipment, weather, technique, skill, and injury. Please download your free copy of the booklet today. (.pdf) (3 MB) More

CSA Launches Two New Educational Booklets

Posted on 9 November 2004 in Grassroots initiatives

The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to offer to the soccer community two new educational booklets: “Laws of the Game – Made Easy” and “First Steps, First Kicks – Coaching 6-10 year olds”. Both are now available in English and French and are designed for coaches, players, referees and parents who are involved in the development of the game below the age of 12. “The CSA recognizes the ever increasing need for improved services to the players, coaches, and referees at this level as it makes up close to 64 % of our membership. Assuming success with these booklets, we will need to consider providing similar tools for the older age groups. Parent-coaches need resource materials that are easy to implement, such as a soccer recipe book. So far, most people have expressed the real need for this kind of tool and are pleased to see the product,” said Sylvie Beliveau, National Staff Coach - Community Coaching Development. More

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