C Licence

Canada Soccer C Licence


C-Licence Online Theory Workshop 
Next online theory will be available Spring 2022. 
C-Licence On-field Practical Workshop
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Visit your Member Organizations RAMP Registration Portal to confirm your spot.
SASKATOON - September 25th / 26th 
REGINA - October 2nd / 3rd 
*Registration is only available to those who have completed the online theory components. 
In Person Format
The C Licence program entails a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months of work. This includes the following:
- 4 Day in-person workshop
- Course Work
- Demonstration of Competency
Online - Blended Format 
Due to COVID 19 we are now offering the theory modules online.  
 *Coaches will still be required to attend a two day on-field workshop which will be scheduled once it is safe to resume in person workshops.
 *Registration now open, please visit your member associations RAMP registration portal to register)
Course Description 
The C Licence workshop is the entry level course for the Licensing Stream pathway and prepares the coach to progress to the Development Stream (Children), Development Stream (Youth) or Performance Stream (Senior). The C Licence involves the facilitation of learning opportunities for the coach to develop an understanding of the coaching process.
The C Licence content involves theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching. The workshop covers content including:
- Vision, Mission, Values
- Understanding the Person, the Practice & the Play
- Mental Health and wellbeing in coaching
- Safe Sport
- The Coaching Process
- Designing and delivering a training session
- Introduction to the Principles of Play
- Developing the individual player
- Introduction to presentation skill
- Introduction to the use of technology in coaching
Candidates will apply the knowledge gained on the course in their club or academy environments prior to delivering a practical session at their club for review. Practical sessions will be submitted via video for review, which will allow coaches to work with their own players in their club environments. Ongoing engagement in the online, in-class and on-field experience is required.

Course Outcomes / Pre-requisites

Upon successful completion of the C Licence, the coach will be able to demonstrate the competencies associated with designing and delivering an effective and efficient session plan.
Coaches are required to complete the following courses in order to receive certification. 
- Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program
- NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
- NCCP Making Headway

Licence Validity

The C Licence is valid for a period of three (3) years. At the end of the 3-year validity period, the C Licence may be renewed by following the Canada Soccer Maintenance and Renewal process.

Admission fee

Fee: $475 (includes evaluation fee)
Visit the Coaching Standards & Education Pathway webpage to learn more about the coaching requirements relative to the various streams of the Player Pathway. Visit the Coaching Requirements webpage to learn more about the various coaching requirements, including Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and Make Ethical Decisions.

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