BC Soccer Coaching Requirements
As players grow and develop their skills it is important for coaches to be equipped with the right tools at the right time to provide the right environment for players, parents and coaching staff alike. Becoming trained at the right stage and by obtaining the resource material that is available by attending the courses, coaches will be able to impact soccer education in an organized and enjoyable fashion. Every course is progressive and more advanced as the players’ ability increases.
BC SOCCER COACHING PATHWAY
The Coach Pathway image below provide a visual overview of the minimum certification requirements for the various levels of play.
NEW Mandatory Coaching requirements Through BC Soccer!
Rule: Head Coaches of any youth team shall complete the appropriate Canadian Soccer Association/BC Soccer Association coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they are currently coaching.
Note: compliance with this rule will be as of June 1, 2016. Head Coaches shall comply with this requirement within six (6) months of their Head Coach appointment.
|Team Age Group||U6||U7-U8||U9-U12||U13-U18|
|Coaching Courses||Active Start||Fundamentals||Learn to Train||Soccer for Life|
RULES FOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Provincial Premier Cup, A Cup, B Cup (Girls), Les Sinnott Memorial Cup (Boys), Coastal Cup, Interior Play Downs: The head coach must have the following CSA / BC Soccer Coaching certification: SOCCER FOR LIFE