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BC Soccer is excited to announce the BC Soccer Female Coaching Framework

BC Soccer is excited to announce its new Female Coaching Framework which is a key objective of the 2024 strategic plan. The framework is designed to support female coaches with the aim to increase the number of female coaches at all levels and improve their ongoing development.

Of the Framework, Gayle Statton, BC Soccer President stated, "I am excited about the rollout of this program confirming our investment to develop, support and advance women in coaching.  This program is the start of BC Soccer's commitment to create opportunities for women to develop their leadership skills."

The framework has three components:

1.    Female Coach Mentorship Program
2.    Female Development Lead Position
3.    Female only participant led Community Coach Courses

Components will be implemented in accordance with the BC Health Authority restrictions.

The Female Mentorship Program was developed in collaboration with the Diversity & Inclusion committee as well as a female working group. The program is designed to support aspiring female coaches by on-going developmental support through the Female Development Lead (mentor) as well as providing free access onto Canada Soccer’s ‘C’ License course.

To find out more on this program as well as to register, please click here.

*Please note, there are minimum requirements for enrollment, including agreeing to the annual commitment. Spots are
limited so act now!

The Female Development Lead technical position has been created to lead and support the delivery of the female coaching framework. This contracted role will work closely with Chris Cerroni, Director of Soccer Development and Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development, by acting as the lead for the female mentorship program, including the engagement and support with the female mentees as well as delivering in-person female led community coaching courses.

To view the job description and to apply for the role please click here.

“We are excited to provide women in coaching opportunities for development”, says Rob Csabai, Manager of Coaching Development. “This program is an essential part of supporting motivated female coaches across the province interested in expanding their knowledge and contribution to the game as valued leaders in our soccer communities”.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective
and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in
the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.