BC Soccer's FREE 2017 Soccer Conference

BC Soccer is pleased to offer a great learning environment to anyone who registered for 2017 BC Soccer Conference on December 10, 2017 at The Molson Theater at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam!

Presentations from keynote speaker Jason de Vos, Canada Soccer Director of Development as well as other guest speakers from Canada Soccer, Whitecaps FC, and BC Soccer will be presented in a lecture style format (no on-field sessions).
 

The BC Soccer Conference which is directly tailored toward the soccer landscape in British Columbia and Canada will kick off with Special guest speaker Jason de Vos. Following the opening speaker, attendees will then break out into their specific streams: Player and Coach Development, Admin and Club Management, Referee Development, Discipline Management. To learn more about the streams, who they're target toward and who will be presenting please click on the tabs below.  

REGISTRATION for the Conference is now CLOSED as capacity has been reached.  For all of those who previously registered for the Conference please check your email as BC Soccer reached directly out to all registered participants on November 8th, 2017.  Thank you for your interest!
 

For all streams, the conference will be kicked off by Keynote Speaker Jason de Vos. Jason will be speaking on Development of Soccer in Canada. He will give an in-depth examination of the current state of the game in Canada, the programs, the stakeholders and their impact.

The Player/Coach stream was designed for those looking to learn more about both the player and coach pathways within BC. With speakers from Whitecaps FC and Canada Soccer coaches as well as BC Soccer High Performance coaches this conference is not to be missed by anyone who is looking to learn how to move along those pathways and progress professionally within soccer in British Columbia.   


Topics: Click on the links below for more detailed information on the topic and to view the presenter’s bio.

Canada Soccer Development - Key Note

National Programming – Elite Player Development
BC Soccer Development
An Integrated Pathway To Player Development
The Residency Development Philosophy

For all streams, the conference will be kicked off by Keynote Speaker Jason de Vos. Jason will be speaking on Development of Soccer in Canada. He will give an in-depth examination of the current state of the game in Canada, the programs, the stakeholders and their impact.

The Administration and Club Management stream has been created to help support and develop board members, club executives, club administrators, club volunteers, and anyone performing administrative and/or management duties at the club level. Paul Varian, Principal of Capitas Consulting will be delivering this stream to all those who attend.  Paul has delivered similar programs in Ontario and across the province and has helped hundreds of people work more efficiently and effectively within the Soccer Club environment. 
 

Topics: Click on the links below for more detailed information on the topic and to view the presenter’s bio.

Canada Soccer Development - Key Note

Governance And The Boardroom
Planning In Your Soccer Organization
Technical Oversight & Evaluation
Marketing, Communications & Revenue


The conference will be kicked off by Keynote Speaker Jason de Vos (for all streams). Jason will be speaking on Development of Soccer in Canada. He will give an in-depth examination on the current state of the game in Canada, the programs, the stakeholders and their impact.

The Head Referee Workshop is for those referees, referee assigners, or anyone else interested in becoming a Head Referee. The workshop will cover the BC Soccer Referee Development Program, the Role of a Head Referee, as well as a few of the referee education initiatives available throughout British Columbia.

Topics: Click on the links below for more detailed information on the topic and to view the presenter’s bio.

Canada Soccer Development - Key Note

Referee Development Program
Role Of The Head Referee
Referee Clinics
Grassroots Referee Education


For all streams, the conference will be kicked off by Keynote Speaker Jason de Vos. Jason will be speaking on Development of Soccer in Canada. He will give an in-depth examination of the current state of the game in Canada, the programs, the stakeholders and their impact.

The Judicial & Discipline Certification course will educate and prepare participants on proper protocols and processes to manage functions of discipline, protests, complaints and appeals. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate to acknowledge their achievements

The workshop will consist of a mix of theory, and practical applications in the form of mock hearings and group case analysis. This stream is tailored to club executives, administrators, board members, and other club and league volunteers and staff who deal with discipline cases throughout the year

Topics: Click on the links below for more detailed information on the topic and to view the presenter’s bio.

Canada Soccer Development - Key Note

Role Of The Discipline Chair
Conduct & Standards Guides
Judicial Hearings & Process
Group Case Analysis

During this course attendees will be divided up into groups to analyze and discuss a variety of cases adapted from scenarios that BC Soccer and BC Soccer members have encountered in the past. All participants are encouraged to share their own challenging experiences during this session and as a group you will discuss how to manage them. 

 

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