Standards

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