Learning Facilitator Program

The Learning Facilitator Program is a service to BC Soccer's Member Organizations and its Affiliate Clubs to help train their coaches at the Community Stream level according to the minimum coaching requirement in BC Soccer's Rules & Regulations. Our vision is to empower each of these organizations to designate their technical leads to oversee this coach training by becoming trained as a BC Soccer Learning Facilitator so they can be qualified to deliver coaching courses with an 'in-house' delivery model.

“We place a great value on coach education, and it is important to us that coaches who experience these BC Soccer’s services are trained by competent and passionate Learning Facilitators”, explains Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development. 

The following promo video was a call-to-action to our membership which inagurated the start of BC Soccer's Learning Facilitator Program in 2016 with the aim of enabling clubs to meet the challenge of training their coaches at the Community Stream course levels with an 'in-house' model.

We are accepting application requests made by BC Soccer Member Organizations and/or its Affiliate Clubs who designate individuals to become trained as ‘in-house’ Learning Facilitators. Applicants must be endorsed by a club official (Board Member, Executive Director or Technical Director) with the understanding that once training has been completed, the endorsed individual will be responsible for coordinating and delivering coach training to the respective club according to its needs. To submit your application please ensure that the following steps are completed:

  1. Download and complete the Candidate Endorsement Form: CLICK HERE
  2. Complete the Learning Facilitator Application Form: CLICK HERE

NOTE: You will be required to create or use an existing @gmail.com account to upload the following documentation in the application form:

  • Completed Candidate Endorsement Form
  • Updated resume
  • Copy of highest coaching qualification (minimum C Licence-Certified)

 

If your Learning Facilitator Application has been approved, you will be contacted about how to proceed with the next steps.

 

Once a candidate’s application has been approved by BC Soccer, the individual will be notified about the next steps regarding the training process. All the training requirements must be met before an individual is considered a BC Soccer Learning Facilitator.

  • NCCP Core Training course for Learning Facilitators
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation pass
  • Canada Soccer Grassroots courses content training
  • BC Soccer Administrative and Technical training modules
  • BC Soccer co-facilitation and submitted video evaluation process

 

BC Soccer’s aim is to support the ongoing development of our Learning Facilitators who are responsible for inspiring coaches to develop players in British Columbia. We have introduced a video evaluation process that focuses on ‘Work-Based Learning Strategies’ to help enhance delivery consistency as quality assurance is important to us. We provide support through feedback and challenge Learning Facilitators to self-reflect on their performance based on the following evidence criteria:

  • Structuring and managing the training environment appropriately
  • Facilitating the achievement of learning outcomes
  • Displaying appropriate communication and leadership to enhance coach learning
  • Managing group tasks to optimize learning


 

The BC Soccer Learning Facilitator pathway provides organizations an opportunity to designate individuals to become trained as an 'in-house' learning facilitator at the 'Club Level'. This training empowers organizations to meet the demand of certifying their own coaches within the Community Stream. Experienced Learning Facilitators who undergo further training and evaluation demonstrating high levels of competency may be selected to deliver Licensing Stream courses as required by BC Soccer.