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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce two new National “C” Licence courses in different delivery formats; blended and intensive.
The National “C” Licence is the entry-level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and 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:
Coaches who obtain a “C” Licence Certification will be able to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues and an Assistant Coach in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL). Please refer to each league’s rules and regulations for up-to-date information on Coach Licensing Requirements.
What are the course pre-requisites?
Prior to registering for the C Licence course, coaches must complete the following:
Structure of the C Licence Course
Blended Delivery: the course will consist of eight (8) online Zoom sessions and one (1) on-field practical session.
Intensive Delivery: the course will consist of four (4) in-person days which include classroom & on-field components.
Dates & Location – Course #1 – Intensive Delivery
Entirely In-Person with a mix of Classroom and On-Field Components on each day:
The entirety of the course shall be held at the BMO Centre (295 Rectory St - London, Ontario)
Dates & Location – Course #2 – Blended Delivery
Theory Component - Evening Online sessions via Zoom:
On-field Practical at the Whitby Dome (695 Rossland Rd W - Whitby, Ontario)
Please note: 100% attendance and engagement is required for the duration of the course. Coaches must be in a workspace that allows them to actively participate in the course online with their cameras on.
What is the cost?
Application and Registration
Coaches are required to apply for the course via Coach Centre, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites. Upon being approved, coaches are then able to register for the course they are interested in.
Quarterly Coaching Catalogue
For up-to-date listings of available course hosted by Ontario Soccer over the next three months, please visit the Ontario Soccer website for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Lyndon Hooper, Coordinator, Coach Education, Player Development & Club Licensing.