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CVUSC in partnership with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer offer training for our coaches.
CVUSC Coaches can complete the on-line components at their own pace, which will be a pre-requisite for the on-field training.  Then attend on-field session hosted by CVUSC or in partnership with Upper Island Clubs.


Upcoming CVUSC Coaching Clinics are planned for Spring 2022! (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 either at the CVUSC Clubhouse and Valley View Fields or in conjunction with a partner Upper Island Soccer Club.  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.

ACTIVE START (U6)

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.

FUNDAMENTALS (U7-U8)

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.

LEARNING TO TRAIN (U9-U12)

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.

SOCCER FOR LIFE (U12+)

Designed for coaches of Boys U13+ and Girls U12+. It consists of completing 2 hours of online training followed by a 4-hour Practical On-Field Workshop. Coaches are also expected to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop and Online Evaluation; the NCCP Making Headway Concussion Awareness Workshop, the NCCP Online Emergency Action Plan Workshop and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Course. No pre-requisites required. 




Coaching ClinicsAge Group(s)DatesTimeCoaching Clinic FEE





Active Start U5 - U6TBDN/AN/A
Fundamentals
U7 - U8
TBD

Learn to Train
U9-U12
TBD

Soccer for Life
U12+
TBD



HOW to REGISTER:

To register click the "Register Here" button above or follow the instructions below.

 BC Soccer is pleased to provide coach training in soccer for aspiring coaches across British Columbia. Canada Soccer has made coach education more accessible by moving to a blended learning format allowing coaches to complete the theoretical part of the course online (PART1) and the on-field component (PART 2) by attending an in person practical workshop. Canada Soccer has launched an online learning management system to lower the barrier to access for grassroots volunteer, parent, and guardian coaches. To choose which course is right for you, please refer to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Program pathway and the FAQ's below. If you have previously completed the Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and/or the Soccer for Life courses online or in person, you are not required to retake the new grassroots online coach education program.

IMPORTANT! BC Soccer is able to track your certification levels in our course management system called Coach Centre. To ensure that we do this accurately for you, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a Coach Centre account by clicking here. If you already have one, please proceed to step 2.
  2. You must* use the same Coach Centre full name and email address to register for the online theory (PART 1) by clicking here
  3. Once you complete the online theory course then you can register for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2) to complete your full certification level by clicking here.

*By using your Coach Centre name and email (exact match) to register for the online theory, it will ensure that your credit will be automatically applied to your account. It may take 7-10 days to apply the online theory course credit to your Coach Centre account from the time you have completed it, so don't delay. You will need this credit as a pre-requisite in the system before you can register for the on-field component, so we recommend to complete the online theory well in advance. 

PART 1: How do I register for a Grassroots Coach Education Program online course?
There are (2) two ways to do this. To purchase an online course as an individual coach, first visit the Canada Soccer Coach Education Store to check the cost and complete your registration. You will receive a keycode and instructions on creating your profile before you begin. Alternatively, you can ask your club if they have pre-purchased a keycode for you to access the online modules and you can enter it here to get started. Once you have completed the online theory (PART 1) you can register for the on-field practical workshop (PART 2) to complete your full certification for the respective course level.
 
PART 2: How do I register for the on-field practical workshop component?
Contact your club and ask when they will be hosting an on-field practical workshop for the respective course level you are interested in. Make sure that you have completed the online theory first as this is the pre-requisite. Once registration is open for an on-filed practical workshop, you can login (or create a login) at www.coachcentre.ca to register. 
 
For more information about the course levels, the content and other modules that coaches are expected to complete to be classified as Trained coaches, please refer to this link the Canada Soccer website. If you are encountering difficulties with the online platform or have any concerns, please contact their support team at: smarteru@canadasoccer.com 
 
What about other coach education requirements or ongoing training modules?
Canada Soccer strongly encourages all coaches to complete ongoing coach education modules as part of the coaching pathway and professional development. For more information, please click here.

Any questions, please contact Adam at adam@cvusc.org 

IMPORTANT:
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)


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.

For instructions on how the registration system works, please click here: How do I use the registration system? 

https://www.bcsoccer.net/register-for-a-course

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