Learning Facilitator Program

BC Soccer is committed to providing coach education training for all soccer coaches across British Columbia at the Community Stream level. To meet this demand, BC Soccer encourages every member organization and affiliate club to designate technical leads who oversee coaching development within their programming and staffing structure. Requests can be made for such individuals to become trained as a BC Soccer Learning Facilitator to deliver the Canada Soccer/BC Soccer community course certification requirements to its coaches “in-house’.

“We place a great value in 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. “Our aim is to ensure that all our facilitators are equipped to demonstrate a high level of quality and consistency when delivering the Canada Soccer/BC Soccer Community Coaching courses”.

BC Soccer accepts application requests made by organizations who require individuals to become trained as ‘in-house’ Learning Facilitators. Applications will only be reviewed if all the following criteria has been met by the candidate:

  • Recommended by a Club President, Board Member, Executive Director or Technical Director.
  • Is a resident of British Columbia.
  • Has submitted a valid Criminal Record Check with the organization requesting.
  • Has completed the NCCP LF Core Training workshop.
  • Has passed the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation.
  • Minimum B Provincial License (or approved Canada Soccer equivalency).
  • Minimum 10 years coaching experience (submit resume).

BC Soccer Learning Facilitator application form: CLICK HERE

 

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
  • BC Soccer content specific online training
  • BC Soccer content specific in person meeting and co-facilitation action plan
  • 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 based on ‘Work-Based Learning Strategies’ to help enhance the consistency and quality of course delivery across all Learning Facilitators. In addition to self-reflection opportunities, we provide performance feedback based on classroom and field delivery found within the following evidence criteria:

#1 Structuring and managing the training environment appropriately

#2 Facilitating the achievement of learning outcomes

#3 Displaying appropriate communication and leadership to enhance coach learning

#4 Managing group tasks to optimize learning


 

The BC Soccer Learning Facilitator (LF) 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 LF's who undergo further training and demonstrate high levels of competency may be selected to deliver Licensing Stream courses as required by BC Soccer.