Canada Soccer announces expanded Coach Education Schedule for 2021

Expanded offering in 2021 includes new Youth Licence – Goalkeeping

Canada Soccer has opened registration for its 2021 Coach Education Program. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all courses in 2021 will be completed in an online format. In addition to Canada Soccer A, B, Youth, and Children’s Licence offerings, a new Youth Licence – Goalkeeping course has been launched in 2021.

“Providing coaches with a flexible learning environment in respect of public health protocols was a priority in launching the 2021 Coach Education schedule,” said Jason deVos, Canada Soccer’s Director of Development. “Building on the success of our pivot to online learning at the beginning of the pandemic, we’re confident that we can continue to expand the course frequency and specific coach offerings to ensure that we continue to serve the needs of players, families, coaches, and clubs from coast-to-coast.”

Following a year in which the total coaches trained in the licensing stream reached nearly 400, the Coach Education Program adds a new course for the third straight year. After the introduction of the Youth Licence for coaches working full-time with players aged 13-17 and the Children’s Licence for coaches working full-time with players up to the age of 12, the Youth Licence – Goalkeeping is for coaches working full-time with goalkeepers aged 13-17.

Canada Soccer is also expanding its combined Canada Soccer C/B Licence Program for National Teams players in collaboration with the Canadian Premier League and its clubs in 20201. The program will see up to five players per club eligible for the unique program designed to provide professional players with a Canada Soccer B Licence that respects their tactical acumen and provides them with the tools to develop players and teams.

For more information on Canada Soccer Coach Education Program, and to register for a course in 2021 please visit www.canadasoccer.com/coach

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