Recreational Coaching


WMSC utilizes volunteer coaches for our Recreational soccer programs. Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in soccer, while at the same time supporting your club and your community.

Coaches, if you are not the primary account holder in the Power Up registration system,  you are required to have an individual account with a unique email address. Once you have created your profile you can volunteer with the club by clicking the VOLUNTEER NOW in the main menu. Returning coaches – please use your current coaching profile.

Applying to be a Coach – Power Up How To Guide

Recreational Coaching Clinics


WMSC Coaching Resources

To assist our Club’s coaches, Waterloo Minor Soccer Club’s Staff Coaches have assembled the following documents which contains activities and exercises for coaches of players U4 to U12.

Summary of “How we Play”  – Outdoor

Soccer Fun U4 to U6 – Active Start – Designed to provide young boys and girls with a progression of skill-learning and games that are suited to the abilities of the 4-6 age group.

U7 to U10 Soccer – Learn to Train – The practice sessions have been set up so that they can be completed in a 15 – 20 minute duration. This fits in with the new format for U7/8 which will see a practice on each outing for a team prior to game play. Practices can be expanded for a longer duration or doubled up for U9/10 practices that are an hour duration. The eight sessions plans below cover Ball Mastery, Coerver Box cuts and changes of direction, Receiving and Passing and Attacking and Defending.

U12 Learn to Train Coaching ManualSkill demonstration is very important, and players learn best by “doing”. This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline based on the principles of LTPD as set out by OSA/CSA.

OSA GRASSROOTS PRACTICESThe Ontario Soccer Association has created this resource for Districts, Clubs, Academies, and youth coaches to follow a coaching curriculum that is designed to meet physical literacy needs for players from age 4-12. The curriculum helps to remove the ‘guess work’ in choosing developmentally appropriate content and enables coaches to work on their methodology and coaching style.

INDOOR 5V5 SOCCER – Five-a-side soccer is a smaller version of the game, featuring four outfield players and a goalie on a smaller pitch with smaller goals and a reduced game duration. Because of the small team size, each player gets more time with the ball—providing them ample time to learn and execute offensive and defensive techniques in a rather fast paced game. Whether you are a more casual recreational player or a competitive player, 5-a-side soccer is the perfect fit for you.

Rules – U9-12 Learn to Train

Rules – U13+ Soccer for Life