BC Soccer Diplomas

BC Soccer believes in providing ongoing soccer education to meet the evolving and developmental needs within the game particularly in the areas of operational management and technical programming.  We are pleased to offer the following diploma courses designed for the modern technical leader.
 

The Technical Director Diploma course is focused on supporting individuals who are responsible for providing technical leadership for their soccer organization.  This course is aimed at individuals who currently hold a Technical Director position and for those who may be in the capacity to oversee those responsibilities whether full-time, part-time, or as a volunteer.  The TD Diploma course is also for those individuals who want to learn the skills to pursue a role as a technical lead in the future.

Technical leadership is more than just coaching. Technical leads are expected to be able to manage large soccer systems with responsibilities that stretch beyond coaching the players. A Technical director must develop and manage its coaches in the club. This involves planning technical programs into a strategic pathway and developing a training curriculum that coordinates all coaching activities.

This course gives attendees the education and training they need to fulfill the many aspects of the Technical Director’s role which is beyond the technical and the coaching-based component. The Technical Director Diploma is a 2-day course consisting of presentations, case study analysis and interactive discussions aimed to enhance current skills and experiences.

Pre-requisite: N/A (experience in technical leadership is highly recommended)

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours + post course task completion and coaches should be prepared to participate in classroom interaction)

Course Fee: $315.00 plus $4.46 user fee / system processing fee (includes GST)

Schedule of Courses and Registration: CLICK HERE

 “We were pleased with the interest of over 80 technical leaders in our province for this two-day course”, explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, “and we would like to offer this service to others in the future.  The more we can equip individuals in leadership roles with information that is pertinent to the responsibilities of a Technical Director, the better we can support the technical development of soccer in British Columbia”.

This course introduces team coaches to the art of goalkeeping and prepares former goalkeepers in their path to becoming a position-specific specialist. The contents of this course are designed to give coaches basic knowledge about the techniques and skills involved in being an effective goalkeeper.  Most importantly, it provides coaches enough information and direction to be able to effectively introduce goalkeeping into their weekly team training sessions. Previous goalkeeping experience is not required.

  
Pre-requisite: N/A

Course Length: 1 days (5 hours and coaches should be prepared to participate in soccer activity on field as well as classroom interaction)

Course Fee: $84.00 plus $4.46 user fee / system processing fee (includes GST)

Schedule of Courses and Registration: CLICK HERE

“We were pleased to relaunch this updated introductory Goalkeeping Diploma course made available to all coaches who want to be better equipped in the nuances involved with this important position in the game”, explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, “and we would like to offer this course in all major regions in BC to support former goalkeepers who can bring their experience and to current team coaches to become educated in this curriculum”.

BC Soccer is in the research and development stage to roll out a program that will help coaches and organizations become more responsible in talent identification. 
 

“With a variety of personal philosophies and potential misconceptions relating to the identification of talent,” explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, “we are excited to explore diverse factors affecting player selection, retention and progression to help leaders in technical roles make more informed choices and create responsible processes”.

If you are interested in this educational opportunity, please let us know by submitting your contact details so we can notify you once the course comes available: CLICK HERE

 

 

BC Soccer is in the research and development stage to roll out a futsal educational program.  With that in mind, and in response to BC Soccer’s strategic plan, it is tasked to bring more awareness and education surrounding futsal for British Columbians.

“It is our intent to provide inspiration for futsal coaches and players at all levels of the game,” explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, “futsal is exciting and a great development tool, so we are excited to be in the research stages and we look forward to update our membership about its roll out!”

If you are interested in this educational opportunity, please let us know by submitting your contact details so we can notify you once the course comes available: CLICK HERE

 

BC Soccer is in the research and development stage to roll out a program that will help individuals in leadership roles to better understand disability soccer and to support organizations to promote disability soccer programs. 
 

 “We feel that soccer organizations can work within a framework to develop appropriate programs at all levels of participation whether at the youngest ages leading all the way through to adult soccer,” explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development. “At the recreational level, disability soccer programs can provide regular activity that promotes wellness, social integration and physical literacy while at the elite levels, it can provide talented disability players with national and international competitive opportunities.

If you are interested in this educational opportunity, please let us know by submitting your contact details so we can notify you once the course comes available: CLICK HERE