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BC Soccer unveils on-line classroom theory modules for Canada Soccer's Community Coaching Courses

Coaches will now be able to complete the on-line components at their own pace, which will be a pre-requisite for the on-field training.

April 20, 2020 - Vancouver BC

BC Soccer is responsible for training coaches across BC through Canada Soccer’s coaching certification program.

Supporting coaches by offering the classroom portion online has always been a goal of BC Soccer, and with our current health situation, the timing was appropriate to do so and at no charge.

The on-line theory component (part 1) is for coaches wanting to start their certification process for any of the Community Courses (Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer for Life).  In order to obtain full certification, coaches who take the online theory will need to register for the practical on-field component (part 2) when soccer resumes.

If you coach, or are planning to coach, in one or more of the following player age groups, you can now take the on-line theory (classroom) component: 

  • Under 4 to under 6 players, then take the Active Start Online Theory
  • Under 7 to Under 8 players, then take the Fundamentals Online Theory
  • Under 9 to Under 12, then take the Learn to Train Online Theory
  • Under 13 through to Adult, then take the Soccer for Life Online Theory

These online theory courses are made up of various modules designed to help coaches increase their soccer knowledge for the age of players they coach. Coaches can work at their own pace through the online modules which will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. 

Visit the on-line coaching page HERE with a link to registration.


BC Soccer is also pleased to support the newly developed Safe Sport Training module offered by the Coaching Association of Canada. This FREE, 90-minute eLearning module that BC Soccer encourages all coaches to take, provides coaches the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. The module aligns with the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport and meets Sport Canada requirements for Safe Sport education. CLICK HERE for more detailed information and to take the training.


About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. 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.  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.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 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’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.