Initial cohort of Canada Soccer Children’s Licence recipients announced

2018 Children’s Licence Pilot results in 21 coaches being granted 3-year licence

Twenty-one coaches from organizations in Ontario are the initial recipients of the Canada Soccer Children’s Licence designed for coaches working full-time in the game with players aged 5-12.

The initial recipients include staff working at Canada Soccer Member Associations and clubs that are part of the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program.

The Children’s Licence has been built as an A Licence equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The Licence aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environments for as many players as possible at their club/academy.

More information on Canada Soccer’s Children’s Licence program can be found at:

2020 Canada Soccer Children’s Licence recipients

Name (Current organization):

Hollie Babut (Pickering FC)
Tommy Bianchi (Markham SC)
Marco Bonofiglio (Richmond Hill SC)
Matt Ferreira (Ontario Soccer)
Luca Forno (Vaughan SC)
Octavian Ghidanac (North Toronto)
Jhon Ardila Gonzalez
Paul Harris (Ottawa South United)
Nicolas Hurtado (North Toronto)
Unika Hypolite (Richmond Hill SC)
Dave Kelly (Ontario Soccer)
Andy King (North Toronto)
Alessia Mattucci (Vaughan SC)
Sam Medeiros (Mooredale SC)
Ramin Mohammadi (Ontario Tech University)
Rachel Murray (North Toronto)
David Shankland (Burlington SC)
Henrich Svetko (Richmond Hill SC)
Thomas Waud (North Toronto)
Billy Wilson (North Toronto)
Mike Woodbyrne (Hamilton United SC)

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

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.

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