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B Licence Part 1

2020 Course Dates

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What do you learn?

The B Licence Part 1 is designed to educate the candidates in the practical and theoretical developments in modern soccer, so that they may devise, organize, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in basic and advanced skills, tactics, strategies, and systems of play. Candidates will also better understand and employ the complimentary managerial, medical, and coach-related aspects, appropriate to the role of the coach at the competitive level.

Who is this for?

It is aimed at coaches working with players in an environment where they are still learning, with some importance given to the result, without sacrificing complete player development.

What are the pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the B Licence Part 1 course, coaches must complete the following:

What is the cost?

Course: $1,550.00

*please note that the assessment fee is now included in the course cost*

How long is the course?

The course is 40 hours in duration, spread across a full, 5 day week. Within the 40 hours, there are 10 modules, each split into a classroom and an on-field session. Full participation is expected and full attendance is mandatory. For coaches wishing to be progress to the B Licence Part 2, there is an assessment opportunity available. Please see below for more details.

Application and Registration

Please click for a link to Coach Centre. Coaches are required to apply for the course, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites, as well as a letter of recommendation from their respective club's Technical Director. Upon being approved, coaches are then able to register for the course they are interested in.

Post-Course Evaluation

For information on your evaluation, please see here.

Important Note: Pre-B Assessments and Provincial B Licences

Updates concerning Pre-B and Provincial B Coaching Licences

Ontario Soccer, in conjunction with Canada Soccer, is improving the content of its course material at the A and B Licence levels. This is critical in ensuring that the most current and relevant information is provided to soccer coaches across Canada. It is therefore imperative that Ontario coaches keep informed and up-to-date on the changes made within the Canada Soccer's License system. To ensure that we maintain standards and align with National direction, both the Provincial B Licence and the Pre B Assessment course have now expired and cannot be renewed.

As a further update to the changes noted in November 2018, as of September 1st, 2019:

Provincial B Licence
To re-certify the Provincial B to the B Licence Part 1, coaches must:

  • Complete a video-based Coach Evaluation (see the B Licence Part 1 section)
    • The topic for the evaluation will be assigned by the Ontario Soccer Coach Development Coordinator
    • Coaches who successfully pass the evaluation would achieve B Licence Part 1 "Certified" status

Pre-B Assessment
For coaches that held Pre B Assessments still valid at the beginning of 2019, the following 2 options are available:

  1. Complete the new C License Course to enter the Canada Soccer Coach Education Pathway
    • Coaches who successfully complete this course would achieve C Licence "Trained” status and would be eligible to register for an evaluation to achieve C Licence "Certified” status.
  2. Complete a video-based Coach Evaluation (see the C Licence evaluation section)
    • Coaches who successfully pass the evaluation would achieve C Licence "Certified” status and would be eligible to register for the B Licence Part 1 course

If you have any further questions, please contact Alex Di Noia, Coach Development Coordinator.

Quest for Gold Bursary

Quest For Gold Coach Bursary 
Quest For Gold (Q4G) is funded from the net revenues generated by the Quest for Gold lottery. Q4G provides education-based subsidies for competitive to high-performance coaches, including those at the high school, academy, college and university levels.

The Quest for Gold initiative is alo instrumental in delivering financial assistance to Provincial Sport Organizations for coach-related costs. The Q4G programs aims to ensure that Ontario's development and high-performance athletes receive the best coaching possible, by providing a series of enhancement programs and resources for coaches and PSOs. 

Who is Eligible?

If you have completed a C Licence Workshop and would like to apply for the Q4G Coach Bursary, please click HERE for a link to the Coaches Ontario website. 

If you have any further questions contact the Coaching Development Department.