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Female Coach Mentorship Program

Program Overview

Ontario Soccer is committed to creating a professional and successful mentorship program that will respond to the needs and aspirations of the many outstanding female soccer coaches that are already practicing in Ontario, and the many more who will join our coaching programs in the years ahead. The Female Mentorship Program is part of a holistic support system approach and is one more component of Ontario Soccer's commitment to Long‐Term Player Development (LTPD) under the guidance of Canada Soccer.

Program Structure

  1. Head Mentor Coach
    • National B level coach minimum
    • Roles / Responsibilities:
      • Will oversee and actively manage the Female Mentorship Program
      • Will ensure mentee coaches fulfill their responsibilities and commitments, while ensuring that Ontario Soccer lives up to its objectives as well
      • Will offer professional guidance and support to the mentee coaches, while also providing detailed feedback, both verbally and in writing
      • Will conduct mock C License, B License Part 1, and B License Part 2 assessments of the mentee coaches
      • Will host female coaching workshops for aspiring female soccer coaches interested in developing and expanding their coaching knowledge
  2. Six - Eight Mentee Coaches
    • C License Trained level coach or above preferred
    • Expectations:
      • Will commit to a 9–month program on a volunteer basis
      • Must be actively working towards the C License, B License Part 1, and B License Part 2 coaching license
      • Will plan and deliver mock C License, B License Part 1, and B License Part 2 sessions
      • Will participate in session and game observation (pre and post discussions with Head Mentor Coach)
      • Will attend female coaching workshops
      • Will assume coaching leadership role as they attain their C License, B License – Part 1, and B License – Part 2 licenses
  3. Mock Assessments
    • Minimum of 2 mock assessments per mentee coach
    • Mentor Coach will act as assessor
      • Where there is a Technical Director/Club Head Coach, he/she will be invited to be involved in the debrief portion of the mock assessments
    • Topic will be assigned by the Head Mentor Coach
      • Soccer for Life/C License Trained coaches will be assigned C License topics
      • C License coaches will assigned B License Part 1 topics
      • B License Part 1 coach will be assigned a B License Part 2 topic
    • Assessment(s) will occur at the mentee coach's home club/academy
  4. Session and/or Game Observation
    • Will be arranged by Mentor Coach in consultation with the mentee coaches
    • No minimum number of observations will be set – schedule will depend on availability of the Mentor Coach and mentee coaches
    • May occur at:
      • OPDL games
        • Mentee coach(es) will be assigned game analysis tasks
        • Will include pre‐ and post‐discussions with Mentor Coach
      • C License or B License Part 1 Courses
        • To familiarize mentee coaches with Canada Soccer licensing courses
  5. Female Coaches Workshops
    • Attendees with include mentee coaches and the other female soccer coaches
      • Mandatory for mentee coaches to attend the Female Coaches Workshops
    • Will include both practical and theory components
      • On‐field model C License and B License Part 1 sessions
      • Classroom presentations and group work
        • Ex. Principles of Play, Session Planning

Goals, Objective, and Outcomes


1. To develop elite female soccer coaches, who in turn will act as educators and mentors to other aspiring female coaches in Ontario;

2. To create a supportive, professional female coaching culture in Ontario;

3. To encourage promising female soccer coaches across Ontario to reach their full coaching.


1. To prepare female soccer coaches for the C License, B License – Part 1 (Provincial B), and B License – Part 2 (National B) courses.


1. Increase the number of female soccer coaches in the Licensing (Excellence) coaching stream;

2. Increase number of female soccer coaches working part time / full time in the sport;

3. Increase number of female soccer coaches working in OPDL environments.