BC Soccer has the following requirements for all Head Coaches.
BC Soccer Coach Certification Streams
As the governing body for soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer on behalf of the Canadian Soccer Association is responsible for training coaches from grassroots to high performance levels. In order to meet this challenge, Canada Soccer has developed the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) and tailored the Coach Education Program to this Model. As a result, a two-streamed education program has been developed in conjunction with the NCCP that will meet the needs of both developing coaches and the sport itself. The Streams through which a coach may enter and/or advance are:
1) Community Coach Stream
2) Licensing Stream (BC Soccer is currently developing the Childrens & Skills Licenses and will focus on those coaches who specialize working with players U12 and below)
Each of these Streams include a number of courses designed to prepare coaches for working with players in a specific stage of development as outlined in the LTPD Model. There are no pre-requisites to enter the Community Stream Workshops and contain no evaluation component while the entry requirement for the Licensing Stream beginning with the C License is a Soccer for Life completion. Please note that the Development Stream Workshops are currently being developed.
(This will navigate you to to the BC Soccer website Coach Courses and Workshops. You will then need to go to the course heading you would like to register for. This is the new Coach Course registration system, so you will need to set up an account to log in if you have not previously registered under the new system, see all courses and register.)
UPCOMING COACH CERTIFICATION COURSES:
There are currently no coach certifications scheduled in Richmond.