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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

CVUSC through our Coach-the-Coach program will be offering Fromal BC Soccer coaching clinics and club lead sessions, 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.

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.

BC Soccer coach education is more accessible now that they have moved to a blended learning format allowing coaches to complete the theoretical part of the course online (Online Theory Part 1) and the on-field component (Practical Workshop Part 2) by attending an in person practical workshop.  Age specific course offered are Active Start U4 to U6, Fundamentals U7 - U8, Learning to Train U9 - U11 and Soccer for Life U12+.   No pervious coaching experience is required, coach simply need to be willing to learn, be positive and have fun.

ACTIVE START (U4 to 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-U11)

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 - U6November 19, 20229:00 - 11:00Free to CVUSC Coaches
Fundamentals
U7 - U8
November 19, 202212:00 - 3:00Free to CVUSC Coaches


HOW to REGISTER:

All coaches must first contact our Director of Soccer Darrin at, darrin@cvusc.org to receive a Key Code.  The Key Code will give them access to the Online Theory (Part 1) offered through Soccer Canada.  The Online Theory (Part 1) is a pre-requisite to the practical workshop and must be completed to register for any On-Field Practical Workshop (Part 2).  

After completing Part 1 coaches can register for the On-Field Practical Workshops (Part 2) hosted by the club.  Detailed instructions will be provided on how to register for Part 1 and Part 2 when the coach contacts Darrin to receive their Key Code. 

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 Darrin at darrin@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? Remember to email Darrin for a key code if you need to complete an online theory part 1 for any course. 

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

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