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.


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?



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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