Coach Development

The NVFC strongly believes in and supports coach training and education by offering certification courses, clinics and seminars, age group specific orientation sessions, practice and training plans, and technical support to coaches and teams at no extra cost.
All four of the CSA / BCSA's community stream coaching courses are mandatory for the age group listed. As such, the Club will run each of the following courses every season to ensure our coaches are compliant. At the start of each season Course details and registration instructions will be emailed to appointed coaches once finalized.• Active Start for U4-U6.

• FUNdamentals for U7-U8
• Learn to Train for U9 -U12
• Soccer 4 Life for U13+

Currently, CSA and BCSA are re-branding and launching up to date versions of these courses. The theory component will now be conducted on line while the field portion will continue to be done in Club. Once BCSA/CSA launch the new program and allow Clubs to facilitate courses we will post all registration details here and notify all coaches via email.

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 further their education beyond the community stream and attend the BCSA C License and/or CSA Children’s License should contact our Technical Director regarding reimbursement eligibility details. All coaches must register on the BC Soccer website for any courses. New coaches will need to create a profile.

Coaching Requirements

Certification For Your Specific Age Group As Per Above (head coach only)

  • Completed CRC (all team officials)
  • Respect In Sport Activity Leader Online Course (all coaches)
    • Click this link to register for the Respect In Sport Online Course. Make sure to read the registration instructions and get your free registration code. *Only for use by NVFC Coaches

Session Plans