BC Soccer Continues to Demonstrate their commitment to Physical Literacy and Coach Certification by Offering the Learn to Train Coaching Course for 50% Off

As of February 1, 2015 BC Soccer’s Learn to Train and Fundamentals Coaching Courses will be 50% off and the Active Start Coaching Course will FREE

 Vancouver BC, January 7, 2015 – BC Soccer will be offering all Learn to Train coaching courses for 50% off as of February 1, 2015 onwards. BC Soccer’s Coach Certification Mandate will take effect in June of 2016 and as part of their continual commitment to coach certification and to physical literacy BC Soccer is now offering all Active Start Coaching courses for free, and they are pleased to offer the Learn to Train coaching courses for 50% off.

“This is another great coach education initiative that we are able to offer and it really shows how committed to coach education and physical literacy BC Soccer is,” said Roger Barnes, President of BC Soccer. “With age specific coach certification being required in 2016 we really want to offer all coaches ample opportunity to become educated and we feel that these initiatives can go a very long way.”

The Learn to Train Coaching course is designed for coaches who will be coaching within the U9-U12 age divisions.  Creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game at the U9-U12 age division.  The Learn to Train coaching course also teaches coaches that all players should play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping.

BC Soccer is the first province to mandate age specific coach certification, which will come into effect on June 1 , 2016, and to help drive this coach education initiative BC Soccer has been striving to offer coaching courses at either a reduced rate or for free.  BC Soccer member clubs, leagues and districts can request to host a course through Coach Center, BC Soccer’s online coaching platform and database which can be found here:

“The Learn to Train Coaching Course directly aligns with Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, a model that we hope all of our members will align with an adopt,” continued Barnes. “The Learn to Train Coaching course not only benefits the coaches who take the course, as they will learn specific training sessions that they can deliver to their team, but it will ultimately benefit the youth players who will be learning proper training techniques which are appropriate to their stage of development.”

For more information on all of BC’s Coaching Courses including the Learn to Train Coaching Course or for more information on how to request a coaching course please visit:

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.