Canada Soccer

B Licence Program

Coaching Stream: Performance Stream

Course Duration: 7 days of in-person workshops + online modules + video evaluation process

Course Objectives: The B Licence National workshop is the first step on the Performance Stream pathway, and prepares the coach to progress to the Canada Soccer A Licence. The B Licence National continues the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to work effectively with senior players in the Performance Stream. The B Licence National content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching in the Performance Stream. The workshop covers content including:

  • Mission, Vision & Values
  • Taking Care in Coaching
  • Practice Theory
  • Session Planning & Methodology
  • Canada Soccer Tactical Framework
  • Attacking Principles
  • Defending Principles
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Developing Creativity
  • Physiology of Football

Candidates will apply the knowledge gained on the course in their club or academy environments. Evaluations will be via video submission, which will allow coaches to work with their own players.

Evaluation Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated throughout the workshop on the following aspects:

  • Ongoing participation and contribution to the in-class and on-field experience
  • Completion of Modular Workbooks
  • Completion of Coaching Reflection Log
  • Completion of online workshops and associated tasks
  • Completion of all assigned topics and video evaluations

Target Candidate: Those coaches working actively with senior academy, University/College or senior age players. Admission Criteria: Successful candidates are required to have the following certifications:

  • Canada Soccer B Licence Provincial (or higher certification)
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (certified)

Course Fee: $1,400 Cost includes: Access to online learning management system; Canada Soccer branded Nike kit (not including boots and trainers); access to Canada Soccer session planning software (1-year subscription); lunch on each day of the in-person workshops.

To apply, please complete the Canada Soccer Coach Education Application.

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