Classroom/Theory for all Community Coaching Courses Now Online
In light of the current situation with the suspension of on-field soccer activity, in conjunction with Canada Soccer, we are pleased to introduce online delivery of the classroom/theory for all community coaching courses at no charge. The current offering provides online access to the theory component (part 1) for coaches wanting to start their certification process in the Community Stream. Coaches taking the online theory are able to register for the practical on-field component (part 2) when on-field soccer activity resumes to obtain their full certification.
The online theory for the Community Stream is made up of various modules that help coaches become more knowledgeable at the age specific stages of development that they coach. Participants can work at their own pace to complete the online modules which will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete per course. To receive full certification credit, coaches are required to complete the online theory component (part 1) as a pre-requisite to register for the practical on-field component (part 2). Once both parts have been completed, coaches will receive certification credit.
If you are or will be coaching in one or more of the following age groups and previously have not completed this course requirement, then the online theory is for you.
For instructions on how the registration system works, please click here: How do I use the registration system?
If you coach U4-U6 players, then click here: Active Start Online Theory
If you coach U7-U8 players, then click here: Fundamentals Online Theory
If you coach U9-U12 players, then click here: Learn to Train Online Theory
If you coach U13+ players, then click here: Soccer for Life Online Theory
Upcoming CVUSC Coaching Clinics once Covid-19 allows for small gatherings! (please return for updates)
We have programmed several coaching clinics covering all areas of coaching development from the brand new parent, novice coach, through to select coach. The intent is to provide you with all the tools you need to develop yourself into the best coach and our youth into the best soccer players they can be, while having fun. As per BC Soccer guidelines and in support of coach education Head Coaches of any youth team shall complete the appropriate CSA/BCSA coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they will be coaching. CVUSC will cover the cost of the clinics for our coaches. Clinics will be held at the CVUSC Clubhouse and Valley View Fields. There is no better way to build your confidence and understanding of the basics of coaching We encourage all coaches take at least one clinic per year- our Comox Valley youth deserve it.
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Informal games can be set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. Play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Mini game formats are used, ranging from 3v3 to 5v5 and a basic league schedule can be created but no standings should be kept. All players should play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.
This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept – the emphasis is still FUN. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping, and the training to competition ratio should be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.
|Coaching Clinics||Age Group(s)||Dates||Time||Coaching Clinic FEE|
|Active Start (CANCELED)||U5 - U6||N/A||N/A||N/A|
All Clinics are held at the Comox Valley United Soccer's Clubhouse located at: 1701 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, BC
HOW to REGISTER:
Register through Coach Center https://www.coachcentre.ca/PublicCourseSearch.aspx. You will have to set up a coach profile for yourself. Our association is BC Soccer and our region is the Upper Vancouver Island. Please select the course you are interested in taking and locate 'Comox Valley United' and register.
Any questions, please contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 'Making Ethical Decisions' is not mandatory but is recommended by "Coaching Association of Canada" and "BC Soccer" that volunteer coaches complete the online course. MED is a requirement for all coaches if they would like to continue coaching at a higher level.. MED multi-sport module is offered through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). For more info, cost and registration: Making Ethical Decisions (MED)