Coach Development

Coach Development

The Club strongly believes in, and supports coach training and education in the following ways:
  • British Columbia Soccer Association Coach Certification Courses offered every season in house in the North Vancouver area.
  • The Club hosts free coaching clinics/seminars for team coaches.
  • The Club hosts age specific coach orientation sessions covering game formats, team management, and an overview of the Club.
  • The Club provides online Age Appropriate Curriculums/Practice Plans to all of its club coaches.
  • The Club staff coaches provide professional technical support to its club coaches and teams through its extensive Club and Team Development Programs.
  •  All of the above is provided at no extra cost to coaches or teams.

Mandatory BCSA Coach Certification Courses

Going forward, BCSA is making all 4 of its community stream coaching course listed below mandatory for the age group listed. As such, the Club will run each of the 4 courses as listed below each season to ensure our coaches are compliant:
  • Active Start for U4-U6-3.5 hours
  • FUNdamentals for U7-U8 7.5 hours
  • Learn to Train for U9-U12 14 hours
  • Soccer 4 Life for U13+ 14 hours

Coach Education Program Overview, BC Soccer Coaching Recommendations and Requirements as well as a list of all coaching courses scheduled, and registration instructions, can be found on the BC Soccer website at: http://www.bcsoccer.net/courses_workshops

BC Soccer's Coaching Pathway diagram can be found: https://www.bcsoccer.net/coaching-pathway

We will reimburse the registration costs upon successful completion of any coach clinic in the Community Coach Certification Series. If this clinic is hosted by the Club for our team coaches, please use the registration code supplied to use during registration. Any coach wishing to attend a B-Prep or higher certification should contact our Technical Director regarding reimbursement details. All coaches must register on the BC Soccer website for any courses. New coaches will need to create a profile.

NVFC Annual Coach Development Schedule (listed by age group)

In order to support coaches better and provide more age specific guidance the Club has integrated an orientation component that provides an overview of the Club and what to expect the following season.

Rather than attending the traditional annual start of the season meetings, coaches will get the information they need by attending the following BCSA courses and Club Sessions.  A Club orientation is included where appropriate.

U6

NVFC First Kicks and Coach Orientation-Powerpoint Presentation
Date: September 7th 2017
Time: 7:30-8:30pm  Location: New Delbrook Community Centre - Maple Room Upper Floor
*Coaches and Age Group Coordinators please attend this portion

BCSA Active Start Class Portion
Date: September 7th 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm  Location: New Delbrook Community Centre - Maple Room Upper Floor
BCSA Active Start Field Portion
Date: September 9th 2017    
Time: 9:00-11:30am   Field: Norgate Grass

Registration Code To Be Used By NVFC Coaches Only: NVFCAS
https://www.bcsoccer.net/courses_registration
4 v 4 Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions  Coming soon
U7
NVFC First Kicks and Coach Orientation-Powerpoint Presentation
Date: September 7th 2017
Time: 7:30-8:30pm  Location: New Delbrook Community Centre - Maple Room Upper Floor
*Coaches and Age Group Coordinators please attend this portion
BCSA Fundamentals Class Portion
Date: September 7th 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm  Location: New Delbrook Community Centre - Maple Room Upper Floor
BCSA Fundamentals Field Portion
Date: September 9th 2017    
Time: 11:30am-3:30pm   Field: Norgate Grass
Registration Code To Be Used By NVFC Coaches Only: NVFCFUN
https://www.bcsoccer.net/courses_registration
 4 v 4 Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions Coming soon
U8
U8 Game Format Orientation, Coach Orientation Recap and Q&A - Powerpoint Presentation
Date: September 13th 2017
Time: 6:15-8:00pm    Location: William Griffin Turf
*Coaches and Age Group Coordinators please attend

Introduction to Tiered Soccer at U9/U10 & NVFC Team Leadership Orientation
TBA December 2017
Time TBA  Location: TBA
*Coaches and Age Group Coordinators please attend

No pre-registration Necessary

4 v 4 Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions Coming soon
U9/U10
BCSA Learn2Train Part 1
Date: September 10th 2017
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm     Location: Location: Horseshoe Club and Fen Burdett Turf (meet at Horseshoe Club at 10am)

BCSA Learn2Train Part 2--Must Attend Both Days
Date: September 17th 2017
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm     Location: Horseshoe Club and Fen Burdett Turf (meet at Horseshoe Club at 10am)

Registration Code To Be Used By NVFC Coaches Only: NVFCL2T
https://www.bcsoccer.net/courses_registration
6 v 6 Technical Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions

7 v 7 Technical Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions

U9 - U10 Coach Orientation & NVFC Reminders 

U10 going into U11 and U11 going into U12
U11/U12 Game Format & Team Leadership/4 District League/Coach Orientation - Powerpoint Presentation

TBA 2018
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

*Age Group Coordinators please attend

8 v 8 Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions

U12 going into U13

         BCSA Soccer4Life Part 1 (must attend both days)
         TBA 2018
         Time: TBA
         Location: TBA

BCSA Soccer4Life Part 2 (must attend both days)
TBA 2018
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Registration Code To Be Used By NVFC Coaches Only: Coming soon

U14 and Older coaches who do not have Soccer 4 Life strongly encouraged to take this course or another Soccer 4 Life offered elsewhere.
Current U12 Coaches Welcome to Take This one season in advance.

U13 to U18
U13-U18 Game Format (class/field) & Coach Orientation Recap and Q&A
TBA 2018
Time TBA     Field/Class TBA
*Age Group Coordinators optional attendance to classroom portion.
11 v 11 Roles/Responsibilities & Position Descriptions  Available at session.

U11 to U18

Goalkeeper Coaching Clinic
TBA 2018
Time TBA     Field TBA

Links To Coaching Resources and Practice Plans:

  • http://keepitonthedeck.com/ - This site has resources for coaches that can be anything from individual to team based. It is a free site. It can also be subscribed to through social media outlets.