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INFORMATION BULLETIN
Bulletin #: I2023-28
Date: August 3, 2023
To: Ontario Soccer; District Membership and Associate Members
CC: Ontario Soccer Board of Directors, Staff
From: Matt Ferreira, Director, Development
Subject: Grassroots Coach Education and National C Licence Registration Open
Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce new Grassroots Coach Education courses and National “C”
Licence courses. The National “C” Licence courses are a hybrid-delivery format with a theory
component delivered online and in-person practical component will take place at the Ontario Soccer
Centre.
Grassroots Coach Education Courses
To support coaches in the membership seeking to meet minimum requirements to be assigned as a
Team Official, Ontario Soccer is offering the practical component of all grassroots coach education
courses. These courses offer an introduction to coaching, at each respective age stage as defined by
Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development Framework, in order for coaches to provide a safe
and fun environment for all players in their Club’s programs.
Module Location Date Time
Active Start In-Person Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fundamentals In-Person Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Learn to Train In-Person Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Soccer for Life In-Person Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The in-person, on-field sessions shall be held at the Ontario Soccer Centre’s Indoor Field (7601 Martin
Grove Rd, Vaughan, ON L4L 9E4). For more information on each of the grassroots coach education
courses, please visit the Ontario Soccer website.
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National C Licence Courses
Overview:
The National “C” Licence is the entry-level course for the Licensing Stream pathway that prepares the
coach to progress to the Advanced Coach Education Program whether in the Development Stream
(Children or Youth) or Performance Stream (National B & A). The “C” Licence involves the facilitation
of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process.
What do you learn?
The “C” Licence content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective
coaching. The workshop modules cover content including: