Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence course in Montréal
Posted on 20 December 2016 in Coaching
Twenty-three coaches from across the country wrapped up the on-field portion of the latest Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence course in Montréal, QC from 5-15 December 2016 with their practical assessments .
The 2015-16 Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence course featured two 10-day residential courses, one year apart, with required coursework, including submission of a 10-week session plan in a club, EXCEL, or provincial training environment between the two course components.
“With a variety of pro coaches in this A Licence intake, the quality of sessions held to a high standard,” said Canada Soccer Director of Coaching and Player Development Ray Clark. “We thank Impact Montréal FC for hosting and for volunteering their Impact academy squad for the practical training sessions.”
Canada Soccer's Director of Development Jason deVos and Technical Director Tony Fonseca were on hand to present to the participants, as was Women’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman and members of his staff, including EXCEL Program Goalkeeping Manager Simon Eaddy who both presented and ran technical sessions.
“We have some outstanding coaches in our Men’s and Women’s National Team programs, so I’m delighted that they were able to make time to educate our coaches on the course.” said deVos. “These presentations gave the candidates insight into the level of detail and professionalism that is required to deliver consistent podium performances, which is what all of our performance stream coaches should aspire to achieve.”
All coaches are previous National B licensed coaches, or those who gained international equivalency that are actively coaching players in competitive environments at U-15 and older.
Six coaches from the Impact staff participated, including Head Coach Mauro Biello, along with a few Impact Academy staff, Vancouver Whitecaps Academy staff coaches, plus coaches from other clubs including the Ottawa Fury and a number of provincial association coaching staff.
The coaches must now submit a video session based on a chosen topic to be submitted for review before being granted their A Licence credential.