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C Licence

Want to be put on a wait list for when the next C License course is announced?

Canada Soccer C License is currently under review as we prepare for the CONCACAF C Diploma. Effective 2024, the Canada Soccer C License has undergone revisions to align with meeting the standards of the CONCACAF Coaching Convention. Details to the membership are forthcoming.

2024 Course Dates

New courses to be announced for 2024 for the new CONCACAF C Diploma.






What do you learn?

The focus of the C Licence is on the individual player in the different contexts of the game, as we try to develop their decision making and build their level of execution. Coaches learn to develop their sessions based on the players they have and their developmental objectives. They learn to devise, organize, conduct, and evaluate coaching sessions in basic skills, tactics, and strategies.

Who is this for?

It is aimed at coaches working with players who are starting or still learning and developing as players. Coaches should be coaching in a competitive environment, as defined by the Canada Soccer Player Pathway.

What are the pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the C Licence course, coaches must complete the following:

What is the cost?

Course: $850.00

*please be aware that the assessment fee is now included in the overall course fee*

How long is the course?

The hybrid course is 24 hours in duration, divided between online and on-field components, consisting of eight weekly 2-hour online sessions, delivered live via Zoom. Once these have been completed, there is an 8-hour in-person, on-field component.

The intensive course is 32 hours in duration divided across four full 8-hour days which include on-field and in-class elements.

Full participation is expected and full attendance is mandatory. For coaches wishing to be C Licence "Certified", there is an assessment opportunity available. Please see below for more details.

Application and Registration

Please visit Coach Centre to apply online. Coaches are required to apply for the course, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites, via the High Performance dropdown menu found within their Coach Centre account. 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.

Coach Enhancement Bursary

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

The Coach Enhancement Bursary initiative is also instrumental in delivering financial assistance to Provincial Sport Organizations for coach-related costs. The Coach Enhancement Bursary 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 Coach Enhancement Bursary, please click HERE for a link to the Coaches Ontario website.