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 (see article). The new coach education platform allows coaches anywhere to complete the theory component of the Active StartFUNdamentalsLearn to Train and Soccer for Life courses online. In addition, a new core component of the Grassroots Coach Education Program – Coaching Soccer in Canada – has been added to the newly-dubbed Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. 

Note: 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.

Coaches who are interested in taking the new grassroots coach education program, can purchase their own courses online or clubs can purchase access keycodes for their coaches. Please refer to the Coach FAQ and the Club FAQ tabs below for more information. To choose which course is right for you, please refer to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Program pathway and the course desciptions.

PART 1: Register for an online grassroots course with Canada Soccer. CLICK HERE    

Once you have completed PART 1, contact your club to ask when they are hosting an on-field practical workshop. Due to public health protocols, the on-field practical workshops are not being offered at this time but once restrictions ease, coaches can register for PART 2.

PART 2: Register for the on-field practical workshop with BC Soccer. CLICK HERE

How do I register for a Grassroots Coach Education Program online course?
There are two ways to do this. To purchase a course as an individual coach, first visit the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store and purchase the course that you wish to complete. You will receive a key and instructions on creating your Academy profile to access your Learning Plan. You will be required to complete the Coaching Soccer in Canada module the first time you register and then you will have access to the theory component for the course you have selected. Alternatively, ask your club if they have purchased a keycode for you to access the online modules. Once you have completed the online theory modules (PART 1) you can regiser for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2), and upon completion you will receive your certification credit via email with which you registered for in the Academy platform.
 
Do I need to complete the Coaching Soccer in Canada online module for each course in the Grassroots Coach Education Program?
No. The Coaching Soccer in Canada module will be added to your coach learning plan for the first course you take under the Grassroots Coach Education Program, and it will be noted as completed in the Learning Plan section of future course registrations. 

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 you are interested in. Once registration is open, you can login (or create a login) at www.coachcentre.ca to register. 
 
What is the cost for the online program and the on-field practical workshop components?
Please log in to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store to view Canada Soccer's course fees.
 
Due to public health protocols, currently the on-field practical workshops are not being offered at this time and the registration fees are currently under review. Once restrictions ease, clubs can request courses and coaches can register here.
 
For questions regarding the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program, please contact coaching@canadasoccer.com
 
How do I purchase a set of keys for my club’s grassroots coaches for the online component?
For clubs that wish to purchase keycodes for their grassroots coaches, visit the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store and select the number of codes you would like to buy for each course in the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program. You will receive an email with each of the key codes and details on redeeming the codes. You are responsible for the distribution and redemption of the codes purchased for your club. The codes will not expire, however, they are unique and can only be redeemed once. Your coaches will then register on the Academy platform, redeem the code that was distributed to them, and complete the online course to be eligible for the on-field practical workshop component. Once these coaches attend the on-field practical workshop your club is hosting, they will receive a certificate of completion through the Academy platform.
 
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-house’ 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 by logging in (or create a login) at www.coachcentre.ca to register. 
 
What is the cost for the online program and the on-field practical workshop component?
Please log in to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store to view Canada Soccer's course fees to purchase for your coaches.
 
Due to public health protocols, currently the on-field practical workshops are not being offered at this time. The registration fees and/or the cost to host a course are currently under review. Once restrictions ease, clubs can request courses and coaches can register here. Clubs who are set up with a host account will be notified about any updates regarding requesting courses and costs associated with that.
 
For questions regarding the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program, please contact coaching@canadasoccer.com
The Canada Soccer C Licence Program is the entry level course in the Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program. During the covid-19 restrictions, coaches can complete the course all online until we are able to return to delivering the in person practical workshop. Please click on the C Licence promotional video to get an idea of what the program is about.
 
 

BC Soccer is pleased to have kicked-off its C Licence course delivered online in 2021. We are looking to schedule the next intake of coach registrations based on demand and once the current cohort has finished the program in full. If you wish to register your interest, we will notify you of an upcoming course by completing this form CLICK HERE.

IMPORTANT! Registering your interest does NOT guarantee a spot on the next course. It is your responsibility to register before the registration deadline posted and before the class fills up. Spots on the course are limited and once we open registration on www.coachcentre.ca, it is on a first come first serve basis.

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 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).
 
What can I expect taking the Canada Soccer C Licence course?
The online component of the course is made up of (8) eight modules containing video presentations, quizzes to check for your knowledge and various assignments including reflection logs on the learning topics. Each module may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete and is comprised of self-directed learning. All coaches are expected to submit assignments on time according to the due dates. Course candidates are assigned a course Mentor who is responsible for reviewing your work, providing feedback and engaging you along the way based on the learning outcomes. The final module is an Observation of Competency where you will be required to deliver a 25-30 minute presentation as part of the evaluation process via a video conference call coordinated with your Mentor called a Virtual Evaluation. This has been adapted temporarily due to the covid-19 pandemic restrictions in place. Once public health protocols ease, coaches will be expected to present their Observation of Competency via the standard Video Evaluation process by submitting a 25-30 minute on-field practical session captured on a video file for evaluation. 
 
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. 
How can I get evaluated?
If you are a resident of British Columbia and you have completed the C Licence course, you may apply here.
 
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 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).
 
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.