Coaching Stream: Licensing Stream
Course Duration: The C Diploma program entails a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months of work. This includes the following:
Course Description: The C Diploma workshop is the entry level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Development Stream (Children), Development Stream (Youth) or Performance Stream (Senior). The C Diploma involves the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process.
Candidates will apply the knowledge gained on the course in their club or academy environments prior to delivering a practical session at their club for review. Practical sessions will be submitted via video for review, which will allow coaches to work with their own players in their club environments. Ongoing engagement in the online, in-class and on-field experience is required.
Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the C Diploma, the coach will be able to demonstrate the competencies associated with designing and delivering an effective and efficient session plan.
Licence Validity: The C Diploma is valid for a period of three (3) years. At the end of the 3-year validity period, the C Diploma may be renewed by following the Canada Soccer Maintenance and Renewal process.
Target Candidate: The target candidate for the C Diploma is currently coaching players and has a desire to further their knowledge and skills in coaching.
Admission Process: Coaches wishing to apply for the C Diploma must do so via their respective Provincial/Territorial Member Association.
Course Fee: Determined by Provincial/Territorial Member Association