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Have You Applied To Be A Learning Facilitator?

By OSA News, 09/11/14, 12:00PM EDT


The OSA is currently accepting applications for Learning Facilitators.

The Coaching Department is aware that some LFs did not receive a lot of assignments during the 2013/2014 coaching clinic season. In some cases, there were too many LFs in the same geographical location, or there were courses cancelled and re-scheduled.
Therefore, in an effort to enhance LF assignments and the delivery of courses within the province, the pool of LFs will be lessened for 2015.

This will ensure LFs who are hired receive full training and assigned courses to enhance their experience, training and coach educational knowledge. Furthermore, this will also enhance the overall quality and consistency of coach education, provincially.
The following selection criteria will be considered an asset to those applying for LF positions with the Ontario Soccer Association’s Coaching Development Department:

NEW – 2014/2015 Application Requirements:

  • Minimum successful Pre B Assessment (Coaches must have taken the Pre B Assessment course and passed the assessment)
  • If applicants have Provincial B and/or National B Certifications, they must be up-to-date as of 2015 and have not expired
  • Mandatory attendance for all selected Learning Facilitators at the 2015 Coaching Conference
  • Applicants cannot be affiliated with an OPDL position due to scheduling
  • Must have Respect in Soccer completed
  • Must achieve a minimum of 80% on the Laws of the Game exam
  • Must complete the Game Leader Program
  • Since on-field practical components are an integral component of the LTPD Community Coaching Courses, it will be required that the LF can physically execute these sessions in an effective and efficient physical manner
  • A one-page resume pertaining to the applicants soccer experience
  • Previous learning facilitator experience is considered an asset

Please note: 
The LF training will now take place throughout a live Soccer for Life course this fall. Selected LFs will have the choice of attending one of three locations for their LF training and are required to attend all 3 days of the course training. Locations are to be determined.

Click here to apply to be an LF in 2014/2015.

Please note that LF appointments are for a 10-month period (October-July) and candidates must re-apply annually. Those interested should keep in mind that the OSA Certification programs generally run from early January to late June and primarily on weekends.