First 2016 National B License course wraps in Langley, BC
Posted on 27 May 2016 in Coaching
Canada Soccer’s first of four National B coaching license courses was held 16-22 May in Langley, BC. Twenty-one men and women from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) participated in the seven-day course lead by Canada Soccer Director of Coaching Ray Clark and Staff Coach Sean Fleming and hosted by the BC Soccer Association.
“It was a great week. There was a tremendous spirit among the participants,” said Clark, “They worked extremely hard throughout and committed themselves to becoming better coaches going forward.”
The National B license is an intensive seven-day course that presents coaches with classroom and on-pitch learning opportunities. In Langley, the coaches ran volunteer BCSPL players through the clinic’s examination sessions to demonstrate the required knowledge of the material they had been presented.
As outlined within the Long Term Player Development pathway, the Canada Soccer B License program is designed to provide and train coaches with the tools to prepare talented young players both technically and tactically.
“The focus was very much on working with players in the Train to Train Stage of Development, who perform in a high performance environment, which results in a high demand on the coaches to display their abilites,” Clark said.
The next National B coaching clinic runs 25-31 July in Halifax, NS with the remaining courses set for Vaughn, ON 15-21 August and 12-18 September.
Canada Soccer’s 2014-18 Strategic Plan – Leading a Soccer Nation – identifies the investment in technical leadership by supporting our players, coaches and officials at all levels of the sport as a key part of the road map to make Canada a Leading Soccer Nation.