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Scarborough National Malvern Soccer Club is a member of the Scarborough Soccer Association (SSA), the Ontario Soccer Association and is in full compliance of all the Associations initiatives

Malvern Soccer Club is a part of the SSA’s LTPD and Grassroots Development.


Long Term Player Development (LTPD) is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer. Making the game fun is key in teaching and coaching, so that players will continue in the game and may even coach or referee as they get older.

• Increased Retention – More children enjoying themselves, developing skills playing soccer for life. • Best Practice – The changes we are making to soccer in Ontario and in Canada are consistent with best practice around the world in soccer playing nations. • Healthy active children – Benefits are wider reaching than just soccer, it involves Canada having a healthier nation and Ontario families having more active children. We are fighting an increase in child obesity and the risk of an inactive nation. The changes we are introducing will lead to children being more active during soccer practices and games, enjoying soccer and progressing on a pathway to an active healthy lifestyle with the right environmental support.

Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) is leading this change and all provinces and territories are making the transition to implementing Long term Player Development (LTPD).

The OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) Grassroots Player Development Model is recommended for training grassroots players from the ages of U6-U12. The model allows for players to train in larger groups which help build a child's social network. 

When using the Player Development Model, players will travel in a group throughout the session from and activity to a game back to an activity.

Using the station approach we are able to cater the session to the individual needs of the player, which keeps the children engaged and motivated. With this method players will work at a station for a predetermined amount of time, travel to the next station while having a drink and be ready for the next station to start.

When dealing with large groups of players, multiple stations will be running at the same time. When this is the case all stations will start together and all stations will break together, creating a FUN and enjoyable environment for both players and coaches.


Stations can be created for any kind of activity ranging from physical literacy, individual ball work, passing and receiving all the way through to shooting or goalkeeping. For the game stations, coaches can get creative and have a regular 3 v 3 game, 4 goal soccer, end zone games or possession based games, basically any kind of game which places players against an opponent with a target as the goal.

Respect in Soccer

It is now mandatory for all competitive coaches to become certified in the Respect In Soccer Program.

Certification can be done online through the OSA by clicking Respect

Concussion Awareness

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.

It is now mandatory that all competitive coaches become certified with Making Head Way course through the NCCP.(Coach.ca)

Certification can be done online by clicking Concussion

Make Ethical Decisions

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

MED training is a cornerstone of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.

MED certification is done through our SSA District office and get the online info by clicking MED

Ontario Soccer Association pathway to Certification


Coaching Courses

The OSA offers more than 200 courses and coach education opportunities each year. Use the resources on these pages to determine which course is right for you and get information on how to register.

Please note that all participants are required to be the age of 16 on or before the course they attend as per the rules of NCCP.

The link to the OSA's online page is here


House League Coaching and the US F License.

Malvern Soccer has found the F License to be of great compliment to our House League Coaches.

it is on online course that compliments the volunteer parent lifestyle and it is resourceful.

The cost is US$25 and registration is done by clicking here





Please review and become familiar with the EAP.


In the event of an emergency at any Malvern SC soccer fields the EAP must be implemented immediately.


If any player, parent, coach, referee or spectator collapses on the fields it is to be presumed that a Cardiac Arrest Emergency has occurred until proven different. Do not waste time to “see what happens”. An immediate call to 911 must be placed.


Stay on the phone until the operator hangs up.



Immediately take one of the linesperson flags, if readily available and have a non-rescue trained adult go to the gate to “Flag” the ambulance. The first responder is likely to be a Police Officer or Chief, direct them to the patient but remain at the gate for further responders. Have another non-rescue trained adult take the second flag and stand in the parking lot where the ambulance will enter the field. There should be a cut in the curb for this. If the emergency occurs on the field all play must stop and all children and non- essential personnel removed from the play area. The coach must verify and confirm that the 911 system has been activated.


Try to fine the most capable bystander to render aid. This may be a physician, nurse, E.M.T., Paramedic, Trainer, Firefighter, Police Officer or simple a lay person trained in CPR. Do not assume that the first person to help is the most qualified. Use the best available resources. If the emergency proves to be less than original believed you can have the same person call 911 back and give an update of the emergency. You will not be able to cancel the call nor should you try to.


Only after the person has been removed from the field of play may the game be allowed to resume.


A report must be submitted to the Club immediately by phone and in writing as soon as possible.



In the event that the emergency is not life threaten but aid is needed the same Actions should be followed and the most accurate description of the emergency given to the 911 operator. Do not attempt to move the person unless a qualified health care provider can determine that this can be done without causing further injury. During inclement weather the patient must be protected from the elements and kept warm by using blankets. Do not attempt to cover someone who appears to have collapse duo to hot weather and may be suffering from heat emergency. DO NO HARM.

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