Dear Coaches,

This will be another very exciting year for Soccer in New Brunswick. The Technical Development Plan sets out a series of specific goals and objectives to grow and improve the game at all levels.

One of our main objectives is to increase the number of trained and certified coaches at all levels of the Game based on the CSA’s new Long Term Players Development Model. From the Grassroots to elite levels every player deserves high quality coaching. A series of new programs will be introduced to our players, and these programs will be supported by a variety of coaching courses.

The Grassroots Passion for Soccer (GPS) program is designed to offer, free of charge, 2-hour coaching workshops to introduce soccer coaching to volunteer parent coaches working with young players (3 to 10 years). Every year more than 700 coaches benefited from our Grassroots coaching programs.

The introduction of the Excel Academies Program will provide our coaches with a network for interaction among each other and learn more about the game. The Excel Academies Program will be the vehicle for implementation of the Mentorship program to help our coaches to get better and be ready to pass their licenses.

There is a more focused approach to keep our coaches updated and informed through the implementation of the Long Term Player Development. At our annual Coaching Symposium, we were very happy to have attracted quality professional coaches and soccer experts to share their experiences with coaches from across the Province.

We need to continue to build on the efforts already going on and work hard to develop the content in the coaching courses and design programs appropriate for our coaching community.

Younes Bouida

Executive Director & Provincial Director of Technical Development

Soccer New Brunswick