Coach Learning Facilitator Training Update

August 30, 2017 Vancouver BC- BC Soccer has introduced a new initiative to support the development of trained Learning Facilitators and to help standardize the quality of coaching courses being delivered across the province.

 In 2015, the membership and its affiliate organizations put forward technical individuals to be trained by BC Soccer as “In-Club” Learning Facilitators to equip them to meet the coaching requirement rule that came into place as of June 2016.  BC Soccer was pleased to train over 130+ individuals to become Learning Facilitators so they would be able to deliver the Community Coaching Courses to their club’s coaches.  Further to the training, our next step is to support the development of Learning Facilitators.  This program will be overseen by a trained Coach Developer who provides an in-person support visit with the Learning Facilitator who is delivering a community coaching course.


“We recognize that quality assurance is important to everyone, especially coaches who experience BC Soccer’s services,” said Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development. “It is our aim to ensure that all our facilitators are equipped to demonstrate a high level of competency and consistency when delivering the Canada Soccer/BC Soccer Community Coaching courses.  This is why we developed content and a support system that will provide Learning Facilitators with accurate and objective feedback regarding their progress and performance.”


Through the “In-Club” Learning Facilitator model, all member organizations can be enabled to meet their own demands as they relate to BC Soccer and Canada coaching requirements. BC Soccer has provided the pathway that invites individuals to become trained, to gain the appropriate experience and to receive the required support to continue to help their club grow.

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About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play.

Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence. BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.