Canada Soccer has developed the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) and tailored the Coach Education Program into a two-streamed model (Community and Licensing). BC Soccer is responsible for training coaches across the province at all levels and we are pleased to offer a new online coach education initiative to help all coaches.
Coach education is a major priority for BC Soccer. Encouraging coaches to complete age specific coaching courses is imperative for the development of players at all levels. These courses provide the appropriate tools for coaches to create the most positive soccer environments possible. In support of coach education, BC Soccer has implemented minimum coaching requirements for all Head Coaches.
The Community Coach Stream is an introduction to soccer and coaches may register for any of the 4 courses (Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life). Each course focuses on a different stage of development regarding children, youth and adult levels of play and coaches are not formally evaluated at these levels. Coaches need to complete the Online Theory and Practical Field Components to receive certification credit.