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BC Soccer to host Learning Facilitator Training for more than 100 Coaches

Clubs from all corners of BC put forward the coaches who will take part in Two-day course which is designed to help members achieve the coach education rule

Vancouver BC February 5, 2016 – BC Soccer’s Coach certification rule comes into effect in June of 2016 and to help all of its members and their affiliate clubs meet the mandate BC Soccer is hosting more than 100 technical directors and leaders this Sunday and Monday for Learning Facilitator Training.  BC Soccer will also be working with the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) during the course as CAC will be delivering the Core Training portion on Sunday.

“We are excited to host this Learning Facilitator course as it will help prepare all of the clubs involved, in reaching the coach education mandate, said Rob Csabai, BC Soccer Manager of Coaching Development. “Finding a time to bring this many coaches together is always a difficult task and we want to thank all of those who put aside the time to take part in this course and for the clubs for putting forward these coaches.”

The coaches who are taking part in the course were put forward by their club as coaches and technical leads who were interested in becoming Learning Facilitators and who had the needed prerequisites.  Learning Facilitators (LF’s) are able lead and certify other coaches in the, Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer For Life, courses.  This upcoming LF training is so important to the coach education mandate as it will more than triple the number of current LF’s in the province.

The Windsor secondary school and the North Shore Soccer Bubble will host the LF training and the more than 100 coaches this weekend.

“This workshop is a great step toward the coach education mandate and we are really happy to see so many coaches being put forward by the membership,” said Don Moslin, Board of Director and Chair of Grassroots Soccer Development Committee. We want to thank the CAC and all the staff at Windsor Secondary that helped organize this training and for making it all possible.”

For more information on the Coaching Mandate that is coming into effect on June 1 2016 please CLICK HERE.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. It is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants. Our mission is to develop the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. As a professional not-for-profit society, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for our 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.  We believe in the universal passion of our global game and the power it has to unite and motivate communities. 

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its member Youth Districts and Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates 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 soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.