As part of ongoing work to improve the delivery and implementation of updated coach education curriculum, Canada Soccer has hired Stuart Neely as Manager, Coach Education. […]
As part of ongoing work to improve the delivery and implementation of updated coach education curriculum, Canada Soccer has hired Stuart Neely as Manager, Coach Education. In his role, Stuart will report to Director of Development Jason DeVos and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the coach education system in collaboration with the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations.
“Stuart Neely brings a wealth of professional experience to this role and an understanding of the change required to ensure the successful implementation of a modern coach education program,” said Director of Development Jason deVos. “With the relationships he has built over a twenty-year career in coaching, and coach development, Stuart is well-suited to being successful in this new position.”
A Canada Soccer A Licence coach, Neely has also been successful in roles as program manager, academy director, high performance director, and head of football development. His career has spanned positions with Canada Soccer, Ontario Soccer, Manitoba Soccer Association, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, as well as in Belgium, England, and most recently, New Zealand.
In addition to his previous role as Technical Programs Manager with Canada Soccer, he has been a Master Coach Developer on Canada Soccer Licensing programs for the past 15 years.
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.