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Technical Director Diploma


The Technical Director Diploma course has undergone further improvements and has been updated for the delivery of the course for 2023.

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:

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


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. 100% attendance for all modules is required. 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

To apply, please complete the registration found online (click here) by no later than February 10, 2023. Individuals are required to apply for the course with an up-to-date CV, copy of their NCCP transcript, a Letter of Intent, 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.


2023 Course Dates

Location Date Time Topic
Virtual February 22nd 10:00-11:30am Course Orientation
Virtual March 7th 6:00-8:00pm Profiling Yourself
Ontario Soccer Centre Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th 9:00-5:00pm The role of the TD & Working with a Board
Virtual Thursday, April 13th 6:30-8:00pm Redefining Success in Sport
Virtual Thursday, April 27th 6:30-8:00pm Effective Marketing Strategies
Ontario Soccer Centre Tuesday, May 9th 9:00-5:00pm Modern Communications Planning & Presentation Skills
Ontario Soccer Centre Friday, May 26th 9:00-3:00pm Canada Soccer Programs - Player, Coach & Club
BMO Training Ground Tuesday, June 13th 2:00-7:00pm TFC Academy Visit - Presentation & Session Observation
Ontario Soccer Centre Friday, June 16th TBC Grassroots Soccer, Developing the Player & the Talented Pathway
Ontario Soccer Centre Tuesday, June 27th 9:00-4:00pm NCCP Core Learnig Facilitator Training
Virtual Wednesday, June 28th 6:00-8:00pm Holistic Youth Development
Virtual Wednesday, July 5th 11:00-12:15pm The Hats of Leadership: Building a Culture
Virtual Thursday, August 3rd 6:00-8:00pm Delivering Accessible Programs
TBD TBD TBC Developing Match Officials
Virtual Wednesday, August 23rd 6:00-8:00pm Futsal for Enhanced Development
Ontario Soccer Centre Thursday, September 7th 10:00-4:00pm NCCP Core Coach Evaluator Training
In-Person Friday, September 15th TBD Operationalizing your Staff
Virtual Wednesday, September 20th TBD Providing Effective Feedback
Ontario Soccer Centre Tuesday, September 26th 9:00-5:00pm NCCP Mentorship Training
Virtual Friday, September 29th 6:00-9:00pm Developing Coaches
Virtual Wednesday, October 25th 6:00-7:00pm Presentation Day Orientation
Ontario Soccer Centre Tuesday, November 7th 9:00-5:00pm Portfolio Submission & Presentation Day