Coach Pathway


As of June 1st, 2016, all volunteer coaches of any youth team are required to complete the appropriate CSA / BC Soccer coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they are currently coaching. Under BC Soccer guidelines, all head coaches must comply with this requirement within 6 months of their appointment; CSA foreign equivalency may be applied.

Coaches will be fully reimbursed for any costs incurred to take these required courses. Properly certified coaches are also awarded a $100 refund of their child's registration fees for the season that they take the course.

Please note: If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License).

Learn more at BC Soccer.

View available coaching certification clinics
Adult
Train to Win National A License Trained status is recommended for Head Coaches
Soccer for life Soccer for Life Community Certificate is required for Head Coaches in Provincial Cup
Youth
Train to Compete National B License Trained status is required for Head Coaches
Train to train
Soccer for life Soccer for Life Community Certificate is required for Head Coaches and in Provincial Cup
Children
Learn to train Learn to Train Community Certificate is required for Head Coaches
Fundamentals Fundamentals Community Certificate is required for Head Coaches
Active Start Active Start Community Certificate is required for Head Coaches

ACTIVE START (Stage 1 'First Kicks' U4-U6)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 3.5 hours
Course Fee: FREE

*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*

FUNDAMENTALS (Stage 2 'Fun with the Ball' U7-U8)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 7.5 hours
Course Fee: $80

*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*

LEARNING TO TRAIN (Stage 3 'The Golden Age of Learning' U9-U12)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 14 hours
Course Fee: $145

*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*

SOCCER FOR LIFE (Stage 7 'Soccer for Health & Grassroots Growth' U13 - U18+)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 14 hours
Course Fee: $145

*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*