Canada Soccer C License Announced

Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce registration is now open for a new Canada Soccer Coach C License course, which begins March 18, 2021.

The course will offer a theory component, which will be delivered online and an in-person practical component, which will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre, once it is safe to resume in-person activities under the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guidelines.

Overview:

The Canada Soccer Coach C License is the entry-level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Development Stream (Children or Youth) or Performance Stream (Senior). The C License involves the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process.

What do you learn?

The C License content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching. The workshop modules covers content including:

  • Vision, Mission, Values;
  • Understanding the Person, the Practice & the Play;
  • Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching;
  • Safe Sport;
  • The Coaching Process;
  • Designing and delivering a training session;
  • Introduction to the Principles of Play;
  • Developing the individual player;
  • Introduction to presentation skills;
  • Introduction to the use of technology in coaching.

Coaches who obtain a C Licence Certification will be able to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues and Assistant Coach in the OPDL.

What are the course pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the C Licence course, coaches must complete the following:

The completion of Learn to Train OR Soccer for Life is strongly recommended, but not required.

Structure of the C License Course

The course will consist of eight online Zoom sessions and one on-field practical session.

Dates & Location

Theory Component - Online sessions on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6

On-field Practical will be at the Ontario Soccer Centre (7601 Martin Grove Road - Vaughan, Ontario)

  • Date To Be Confirmed once Public Health Restrictions Allow – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE: 100% attendance and engagement is required for the duration of the course.

 

What is the cost?

$850

 

Application and Registration

Coaches are required to apply for the course via Coach Centre, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites. Upon being approved, coaches are then able to register for the course they are interested in.

If you have any questions, please contact Lyndon Hooper, Coordinator, Coach Education, Player Development & Club Licensing.

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