Coaching Clinics & Volunteer Screening

Coaching Clinics

Please contact your Club for more information on upcoming coaching clinics or visit the Manitoba Soccer Association website.

Volunteer Screening

The Westman Regional Soccer Association (WRSA) is committed to creating and maintaining a sport environment in which all participants are provided protection against known child abusers or people with serious criminal records. Implementation of the following policy will minimize liability for our WRSA Volunteers at all levels of Soccer. In keeping with this policy, WRSA requires that all team officials, listed on an official game sheet and/or team roster, on any team participating in the programs of the Westman Regional Soccer Association, must be Child Abuse Regist cleared, hereinafter referred to as "CAR cleared" and Criminal Record Search Certificate cleared, hereinafter referred to as "CPIC cleared".

Please click here for information on CPIC

Please click here for information on CAR

Team Official's are considered to be any coach, assistant coach, manager, physiotherapist, trainer, etc on a team roster and/or involved with players in a training/coaching capacity.

When a team official registers within WRSA's programs for the first time within a District, they must adhere to the requirements of the Volunteer Screening Policy. Each subsequent season, the team official must sign a waiver that states status in regards to the Volunteer Screening Policy has not changed. 

Team officials that will be traveling with teams to out of town tournaments and/or CSA competitions must adhere to the volunteer screening policies implemented by the MSA and/or the CSA. All team officials listed on a team roster must be CAR & CPIC cleared, or have signed their waiver, prior to the starting date of the Indoor/Outdoor Season. District Associations will be responsible to oversee that this policy is adhered to. District Association's will create an appeals committee consisting of three people, to deal with any appeals arising from CAR & CPIC issues. All Appeal hearings must be held in absolute strict confidence. The appellant is responsible for providing any documentation or police presence needed to explain why his/her past record/behavior should be a non-issue in determining their ability to continue to participate in the sport. There will also be a final right of appeal to the WRSA Appeals Committee. All Member Associations / Clubs are encouraged to establish appropriate procedures for implementing the Policies described above. This policy will be reasonably applied in due consideration of the applicable circumstances. WRSA strongly recommends that its members adopt a similar policy, unless they already have a similar policy in place. As a minimum, each Member Assiciation / Club will be required to establish an Appeals process for those individuals who are not CAR & CPIC cleared, but who wish to contest their status. All inquiries may be directed to the Westman Regional Soccer Association.

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Check back for our updated 2023 Coaching Clinics!

WRSA last offered Coaching Clinics in our Region in 2021

We thank you for choosing to make a difference in our region by volunteering to coach for the Westman Regional Soccer Association's (WRSA) spring season. We are excited for the changes in our region, and that you have chosen to be apart of that with the WRSA, by choosing to volunteer with the member communities of Brandon, Southwest, Minnedosa, Rivers.

The WRSA is working diligently to implement a support system that includes resources for coaches in the region. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and learn, while feeling more comfortable in delivering key points in assisting the young players to develop their skills.

Active Start 

The Active Start (Stage 1) course totals 4 hours and focuses on males and females U4-U6. No pre-requisities required.

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Informal games can be set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. 

This workshop will cover:
1) How to run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged
2) How to communicate to this specific age group
3) Basic skills and basic physical literacy
Date Time Location Cost


The FUNdamentals (Stage 2) course totals 8 hours and focuses on males U6 to U9 and females U6 to U8. No pre-requisities required.

At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Mini game formats are used, ranging from 3 v 3 to 5 v 5 and a basic league schedule can be created with no standings kept. 

This workshop will cover:
1) How to develop the ABCs of movement: Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed
2) How to run a practice session that is fun, safe and keeps children actively engaged
3) How to explain the FUNdamentals of a game in a way that children can understand
4) How to communicate to this specific age group
Date Time Location Cost

Registration Link:

Learn to Train

??The Learn to Train (Stage 3) course totals 16 hours and focuses on males U9 to U12 and females U8 to U11. No pre-requisities required.

This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can rang from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage.

This workshop will cover:
1) How to teach basic principles of play
2) How to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment
3) How to communicate to this specific age group
4) This is a key time to train speed, flexibility and skills and understand your role in developing these skills
Date Time Location Cost

Soccer for Life

At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop and refine skills and tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 (although no 11v11 prior to 13 years of age) as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year-round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.

This workshop will cover:
1) How to plan and deliver effective, enjoyable, age-appropriate practices and how to provide feedback to your players.
2) How to be able to better understand the role of the coach, and the developmental stage of the players you are coaching.
3) How to provide a safe practice/game environment for your players.
Date Time Location Cost

Registration Link :

All of the above coaching courses will be fully reimbursed from the WRSA and Sport Manitoba. 50% of your mileage will also be reimbursed, to those coaches who must drive to the event.

In order to register:
1. Find the course that best aligns with the age group you are coaching. (the age groups are listed in the descriptions)
2. Click the appropriate link
3. Login or create a profile, register and pay online
4. You will be required to fill out a quick Sport MB grant application at the course, and will then be refunded, by cheque, at the course

Community Stream 
The Community Stream is designed for grassroots coaches. Coaches should enter the Community Stream at the appropriate age and stage of the players they intend on working with.  All courses are participatory and there is no evaluation. Coaches who complete the course are regarded as trained; certification does not apply in the Community Stream. 

The Community Stream has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active StartFUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. 
The fourth course in this Stream, Soccer for Life focuses on working with players of any age; which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness; those who enjoy recreational soccer as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.


If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to contact WRSA at

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