Canada Soccer announces new Club Licensing Program awards
Posted on 1 February 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association
Canada Soccer has announced eight new National Youth Club Licence holders in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as the initial twelve Quality Soccer Provider clubs in Saskatchewan and one club in Manitoba. The announcement follows the initial cohort of 39 National Youth Club Licence holders in July 2019.
Organizations are granted the National Youth Club Licence for a period of two years and have created a collaborative work plan to ensure that they continue to meet the requirements and progress to further achieve the standards set by Canada Soccer.
National Youth Club Licence holders display characteristics and demonstrate behaviours aligned with the highest expectations of governance, administration, infrastructure, and technical; support their Provincial and Territorial Member Association and Canada Soccer Pathways; and must participate in standards-based leagues in their Province or Territory.
Canada Soccer Quality Soccer Provider clubs must abide by the Canada Soccer’s Standards for Quality Soccer, designed to outline the minimum expectations of member organizations in Canada. It is expected that all member organizations provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and welcoming playing environment for their participants, which differentiates it from non-member soccer and unorganized play. In order to be considered, member organizations must also be in good standing with their governing organization(s) and meet the expectations of membership.
Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program was launched in 2017 with the Canada Soccer Professional Club Licence. Canada Soccer announced the expansion of the program to youth soccer in 2018 in collaboration with Provincial and Territorial Association Members and incorporating international best practices.
More information on the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program can be found at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/overview-s17342