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Apply For The Female Mentorship Program

By OSA News, 10/16/15, 11:00AM EDT


Update: Applications for this year's Female Mentorship is now closed

The Ontario Soccer Association is committed to supporting and developing female coaches in Ontario. The first two years of the Female Mentorship Program were a resounding success and the OSA 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.

The OSA is aiming to increase the number of active elite female coaches and to create an improved female coaching culture. Annually the OSA 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 OSA 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.

Mentee Coach commitments include:

Session and Game Observation (pre and post discussions with Head Mentor Coach)

  • Observation will occur at OPDL games and/or Provincial C License and Provincial B course

Plan and Deliver Mock Provincial C License and/or Provincial B Sessions

  • Topics to be assigned by Head Mentor Coach and delivery to occur at mentee coach's home club

Attend Female Coaching Workshops

The proposed dates for the Female Coaching Workshops are as follows:

  • Early February 2016
  • March 2016 (The Ontario Soccer Association Soccer Summit
  • April 2016
  • September 2016

Female coaches who apply for the mentorship program but are not successful will be invited to attend the OSA's Female Coaching Workshops that will occur throughout 2015-2016. If you are interested in solely attending the OSA's Female Coaching Workshops, please click here.

To apply to the female mentorship program, click here. 

The Female Coach Mentorship Program is one more component of the OSA's commitment to Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) under the guidance of the Canadian Soccer Association.