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The Female Coach Mentorship Program

Ontario Soccer is committed to supporting and developing female coaches in Ontario.

The first two years of the Female Mentorship Program were a resounding success and Ontario Soccer is keeping the momentum going in year three. The Female Mentorship Program is designed to train senior female coaches, who in turn will act as educators and mentors to other female coaches who wish to further develop and progress their coaching careers.

The mentorship program is part of a holistic support system approach to enabling promising coaches across the province to reach their full coaching potential in the sport. Ontario Soccer is aiming to increase the number of active elite female coaches and to create an improved female coaching culture. Annually, Ontario Soccer seeks applications for eight Mentee Coaches.

The mentee coaches must be working toward the Provincial B and National B coaching licenses. The eight coaches will be selected based on their experience, potential, and the recommendations supporting their application. The selected applicants will be developed in the Ontario Soccer mentoring program under the guidance of the Female Head Mentor coach. Successful candidates will be required to commit to a 9-month program on a volunteer basis.

These coaches will eventually be able to step into a coaching leadership role as they attain their Provincial B or National B license.