Register for a Course

BC Soccer is pleased to provide coach training in soccer for aspiring coaches across British Columbia. Canada Soccer has made coach education more accessible by moving to a blended learning format allowing coaches to complete the theoretical part of the course online (PART1) and the on-field component (PART 2) by attending an in person practical workshop. Canada Soccer has launched an online learning management system to lower the barrier to access for grassroots volunteer, parent, and guardian coaches. To choose which course is right for you, please refer to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Program pathway and the FAQ's below. If you have previously completed the Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and/or the Soccer for Life courses online or in person, you are not required to retake the new grassroots online coach education program.

IMPORTANT! BC Soccer is able to track your certification levels in our course management system called Coach Centre. To ensure that we do this accurately for you, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a Coach Centre account by clicking here. If you already have one, please proceed to step 2.
  2. You must* use the same Coach Centre full name and email address to register for the online theory (PART 1) by clicking here
  3. Once you complete the online theory course then you can register for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2) to complete your full certification level by clicking here.

*By using your Coach Centre name and email (exact match) to register for the online theory, it will ensure that your credit will be automatically applied to your account. It may take 7-10 days to apply the online theory course credit to your Coach Centre account from the time you have completed it, so don't delay. You will need this credit as a pre-requisite in the system before you can register for the on-field component, so we recommend to complete the online theory well in advance.

PART 1: How do I register for a Grassroots Coach Education Program online course?
There are (2) two ways to do this. To purchase an online course as an individual coach, first visit the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store to check the cost and complete your registration. You will receive a keycode and instructions on creating your profile before you begin. Alternatively, you can ask your club if they have pre-purchased a keycode for you to access the online modules and you can enter it here to get started. Once you have completed the online theory (PART 1) you can register for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2) to complete your full certification for the respective course level.
 
PART 2: How do I register for the on-field practical workshop component?
Contact your club and ask when they will be hosting an on-field practical workshop for the respective course level you are interested in. Make sure that you have completed the online theory first as this is the pre-requisite. Once registration is open for an on-filed practical workshop, you can login (or create a login) at www.coachcentre.ca to register. 
 
For more information about the course levels, the content and other modules that coaches are expected to complete to be classified as Trained coaches, please refer to this link the Canada Soccer website. If you are encountering difficulties with the online platform or have any concerns, please contact their support team at: smarteru@canadasoccer.com 
 
What about other coach education requirements or ongoing training modules?
Canada Soccer strongly encourages all coaches to complete ongoing coach education modules as part of the coaching pathway and professional development. For more information, please click here.
 
What is the best way to ensure that I can get my coaches certified?
Click here.
 
PART 1: How do I purchase a set of keycodes for my club coaches for the online component?
For clubs that wish to purchase keycodes for their coaches, visit the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store to check the cost and select the number of codes you would like to buy for each course level. You will receive an email with each of the keycodes and details on redeeming them. You are responsible for the distribution and redemption of these codes purchased for your club. The codes will not expire, however, they are unique and can only be redeemed once. Inform your coaches to redeem the keycode here and start the online course. Once coaches complete the online theory (PART 1) they can register for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2) to complete their full certification for the respective course level.
 
PART 2: How do my coaches register for the on-field practical workshop component?
Your club submits a request to host a course from BC Soccer through the course management platform called Coach Centre. Ensure that your ‘In-Club’ Learning Facilitator is available for the date you want to host the course. Once the Learning Facilitator is confirmed, BC Soccer can approve your request and open registration. Then you can inform your coaches to register on www.coachcentre.ca
 
For more information about the course levels, the content and other modules that coaches are expected to complete to be classified as Trained coaches, please refer to this link the Canada Soccer website. If you are encountering difficulties with the online platform or have any concerns, please contact their support team at: smarteru@canadasoccer.com
 
What about other coach education requirements or ongoing training modules?
Canada Soccer strongly encourages all coaches to complete ongoing coach education modules as part of the coaching pathway and professional development. For more information, please click here.
What can I expect taking the Canada Soccer C Licence course?
The C Licence is the entry level course in the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program. It is a 4-day in person workshop and 100% attendance is required. The course is made up of (8) eight modules and contains interactive presentations, group work tasks and individual assignments so candidates can effectively reflect on their learnings along the way. Coaches can expect to participate in light soccer acitvity for the on-field practical sessions and engage in classroom the presentations. Coaches who complete the course can apply for their video evaluation process (see evaluations tab for more information). For more information please click here.
 
 
How do I Register? 
Spots fill up quickly, so please search for an available course event called C Licence-Trained, by logging in or creating an account on www.coachcentre.ca. Specific course dates and locations will be posted and open for registration a few months prior to the respective month according to our annual schedule:
 
WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL   
Thompson Okanagan Lower Mainland   Vancouver Island   Lower Mainland  
January May August September

If a course date is not available you can register your interest with us and we will notify you once the next registration period will open if you complete this form. Registering your interest does NOT guarantee a spot on the next course and it is your responsibility to register before the class fills up as spots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

What is the cost of the Canada Soccer C Licence course?
$600 + tax and a user admin fee ($4.25). This includes the course training and your first evaluation attempt called the Observation of Competency. If you are unsuccessful in your first evaluation attempt you may re-apply and pay a $50 fee to complete a Video Evalaution process. You will be provided a topic and be asked to complete a session plan prior to capturing a 25-30 minute video of yourself delivering an on-field session with a group of players or your own team. BC Soccer will provide you with the guidelines on how to succesfully complete and submit your video for evaluation. If you are unsuccessful again, you may be required to retake the course in part or in full at your cost (TBD by BC Soccer).
 
Where does the Canada Soccer C Licence Program fit in the coaching pathway?
The C Licence prepares coaches to progress to the Childrens Development Stream, Youth Development Stream or the Senior Performance Stream. There is no pre-requisite to register for the C Licence while it is also the first time that coaches can be formally evaluated after completing the course. Candidates who are successful in passing their evaluation can apply to progress within the pathway in one of these three specific streams. Residents of British Columbia can register for the C Licence Program directly with BC Soccer by logging in (or creating an account) at www.coachcentre.ca and search for course availability. Coaches who have completed the course can apply for their evaluation by clicking here.
 
What about the other courses in the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program?
Canada Soccer is responsible for the registration and delivery of all other national courses in the pathway. Please visit Canada Soccer’s website for more details. 
Is there a cost to get evaluated?
There is no cost to be evaluted the first time for the C Licence level as it is included in the initial course fee. If you are unsuccessful in your first evaluation attempt you may re-apply and pay a $50 fee to complete a Video Evaluation process. You will be provided a topic and be asked to complete a session plan prior to capturing a 25-30 minute video of yourself delivering an on-field session with a group of players or your own team. BC Soccer will provide you with the guidelines on how to successfully complete and submit your video for evaluation. If you are unsuccessful again, you may be required to retake the course in part or in full at your cost (TBD by BC Soccer).
 
How can I apply for an evaluation?

If you are a resident of British Columbia and have completed the C Licence course then click here.

Coaches will need to complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation to receive a fully certified status in the NCCP database.

Can I get evaluted for other levels like the B Licence?

No. Canada Soccer is responsible for evaluating coaches at other levels within the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program. If you are interest in an evaluation, please contact coaching@canadasoccer.com.
 
What about ongoing coach education?
Canada Soccer strongly encourages all coaches to complete ongoing coach education modules as part of the coaching pathway and professional development. For more information, please click here.