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Technical Director Diploma


What do you learn?

The course focuses on defining the Technical Director’s role, providing the necessary tools and enhancing the skillsets required to meet the ever-evolving demands of the position.

The course modules will consist of the following topics:

  • Business skills, management & leadership styles
  • Strategic, operational, technical & communications planning
  • Human resource development
  • Holistic program development & delivery
  • Canada Soccer & Ontario Soccer’s programs; including the Talented Pathway
  • Player, Coach & Match Officials development
  • And much more…

What are the pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the Technical Director Diploma course, you must complete the following:

What is the cost?


*Residency option available for those traveling from distance for the in-person modules (for additional cost)

How long is the course?

The course is delivered over the course of the year, through a mix of online and in-person modules scheduled at different points.

In-person dates (Ontario Soccer Centre - 7601 Martin Grove Road - Vaughan, Ontario):

  • March 4 to 7, 2024
  • May 14 to 16, 2024
  • September 16 to 19, 2024
  • November 12 to 13, 2024

Virtual dates:

Bi-weekly Thursday’s (February to November)

Please note: 100% attendance and engagement is required for the duration of the course. When online, candidates must be in a workspace that allows them to actively participate in the course with their cameras on. 

Candidates will be required to complete pre-course tasks and post-course assignments, to receive their diploma.

Coaches will receive their Technical Director Diploma if they have successfully completed their post-course work and had 100% attendance on the course.

Application and Registration

Registration for 2024 is closed. Please check back in December 2024 for the 2025 course.

Individuals are required to apply for the course with an up-to-date CV, copy of their NCCP transcript, a Letter of Intent, a letter of Recommendation from the club and two references. Successful applicants will be invited to register and finalize payment.

Please note: Individuals are required to make a payment for the course within 24 hours otherwise the system will remove the candidate from the class list.


2024 Course Dates

Location Date Time Topic
Virtual Thursday, February 1 6:00 - 9:00pm Course Orientation
Virtual Thursday, February 15 6:00 - 9:00pm Profiling Yourself
Ontario Soccer Centre March 4 to March 7 9:00am - 6:00pm The Club As a Business
Virtual Thursday, March 21 6:00 - 9:00pm Redefining Success in Sport
Virtual Thursday, April 4 6:00 - 9:00pm Effective Marketing Strategies
Virtual Thursday, April 18 6:00 - 9:00pm Safe Sport Training
Virtual Thursday, May 2 6:00 - 9:00pm Communication + Presentation Skills
Ontario Soccer Centre May 14 to May 17 9:00am - 6:00pm Developing the Player through Effective Programming
Virtual Thursday, May 30 6:00 - 9:00pm Females in Sport
Virtual Thursday, June 13 6:00 - 9:00pm Technology in Sport
Virtual Thursday, June 27 6:00 - 9:00pm Technical Planning and Curriculum Design
Virtual Thursday, July 11 6:00 - 9:00pm Futsal for Enhanced Development
Virtual Thursday, July 25 6:00 - 9:00pm Delivering Accessible Programming
Virtual Thursday, August 8 6:00 - 9:00pm Developing Goalkeeper Programming
Virtual Thursday, August 22 6:00 - 9:00pm Alternate Programming
Virtual Thursday, September 5 6:00 - 9:00pm Presentation Skills in Practice (Case Study)
Ontario Soccer Centre September 16 to 19 9:00am - 6:00pm Leading and Mentoring Your Staff
Virtual Thursday, October 3 6:00 - 9:00pm Developing Coaches
Virtual Thursday, October 17 6:00 - 9:00pm Developing Match Officials
Virtual Thursday, October 31 6:00 - 9:00pm Building a Culture
Ontario Soccer Centre November 12 to November 13 9:00am - 6:00pm Portfolio Submission & Presentation Day