Initial cohort of Canada Soccer Youth Licence recipients announced

2019 Youth Licence Pilot results in 20 coaches being granted 3-year licence

Twenty coaches from organizations in Ontario and Nova Scotia are the initial recipients of the Canada Soccer Youth Licence designed for coaches working full-time in the game with players aged 13-18.

The initial recipients include Canada Soccer Half of Fame member and former Men’s National Team standout Paul Stalteri and staff working at Canada Soccer Member Associations and clubs that are part of the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program. In addition, some of the coaches are Coach Developers now working as Learning Facilitators in Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Program.

The Canada Soccer Youth Licence content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching of youth players in the Canada Soccer Coach Education Development Stream.

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

Name(Member Organization)

Chris Bascelli (West Ottawa SC)
Jason Beckford (Vaughan SC)
David Benning (Pickering SC)
Jordan Brown (Brams United)
Pavel Cancura (TFC-Ottawa)
Tom Croft (FC Durham Academy)
Anthony Capotosto (Toronto FC)
Matt Ferreira (Ontario Soccer)
Chris Grierson (Oakville SC)
Paul Harris (Ottawa South United)
Gregory Jespersen (Waterloo SC)
Iain King (North Toronto SC)
Selvin Lammie (Ontario Soccer)
Marc Maunder (North Toronto)
Bryan Rosenfeld (Ontario Soccer)
Paul Stalteri (Woodbridge SC / York9 FC)
Patrick Tobo (Ontario Soccer)
Miranda Wiley (Cambridge United)
Simon Wilshaw  (Ottawa South United)
Mike Whyatt (Halifax City SC)

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