Soccer Academy Alliance Canada


In order to be considered for membership in Soccer Academy Alliance Canada, a prospective organization must meet the following criteria:

·     The organization shall be a legal business entity (sole-proprietorship, partnership or corporation) established to provide soccer training and development programs to the Canadian public.

·     All Members are expected to fulfill the following minimum standards.


1.  Nationally Licensed Technical Director overseeing all Academy Technical Staff


2.  All full-time SAAC members must commit to registering a minimum number of teams as defined by SAAC


3.  Qualified Speciality Staff


4.  Goalkeeper Coach providing at least 50% of the technical training to goalkeepers


5.  Minimum of $5M Liability Insurance to cover activities not sanctioned by SAAC


6.  3:1 Training Time/Playing Time ratio over a full season

Training Hours


7.  At least 1 SAAC Provincial Level 1 Coach for every two SAAC teams


8.  Risk Management/Staff Screening Policy, including mandatory police checks for all staff


9.  Minimum number of full-time players (i.e. no parallel club activities) as defined by SAAC

Soccer Academy Alliance Canada, 2016

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