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BC Soccer Coaching Requirements For Provincial Championships and Regional Play Downs

BC Soccer would like to remind all coaches of the coaching certification requirements

Vancouver BC January 22, 2015 - BC Soccer would like to remind all clubs, teams and coaches of the coaching certification requirements to compete in regional play down competition (including the Coastal Cup) and Provincial Championships.

“Coach education continues to be a focus for BC Soccer and we want to make sure that all clubs, teams and coaches are aware of and have completed coach education requirements prior to the competitions in which they are entering,” said Roger Barnes President of BC Soccer “It is the responsibility of each coach to have completed the course and we really want to mitigate any potential issues by making everyone aware of these rules and regulations.”

The coaching certification requirements as per BC Soccer‘s 2015 Youth Provincial Championships Rules and Regulations require the head coach of each team to have the Soccer for Life CSA/BC Soccer coaching certification. Teams may not enter or take part in any Provincial Cup unless the Head Coach has completed the “Soccer for Life” coaching course or a higher level which includes A or B License coaching courses.

The coaching certification requirement as per the BC Soccer’s Coastal Cup and the Interior Play downs 2015 Competitions Rules require the Head Coach of each team to have completed the“Soccer for Life” coaching course or higher which includes A or B License coaching courses.

The coaching certification requirement as per the BC Soccer’s 2014-2015 Adult Provincial Championships Competition Rules and Regulations requires at least one member of the coaching staff to have completed the “Soccer for Life” coaching course to compete in BC Soccer’s Provincial A Championships.

Should a coach not have the proper coaching certification requirement, the Organization or committee with jurisdiction over that competition will be able to not accept entry and/or remove a team from the competition. Should this occur in any play down leading up to the Provincial Cup the team and coach not in compliance would not be eligible to compete in the Provincial Cup. For more information on all Provincial Cup Rules and Regulations please visit: http://www.bcsoccer.net/provincial-cup

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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