Vancouver Island Soccer for Young Athletes
The Mid-Isle Soccer Club simply could not function without the support, dedication, and enthusiasm of our volunteer coaches. We have some of the greatest coaches on the Island. They play an incredibly valuable role in the growth and development of our community's children, teaching teamwork and cooperation, fair play and sportsmanship - and also a few soccer skills along the way.
BC Soccer provides coaching development and training sessions throughout the season. the Club provides a variety of resources (such as those listed below) in order to assist these awesome volunteers in growing and developing their coaching skills at the same time they're developing the skills of the players on their respective teams.
BC Soccer Coaches Pathway
Coaches across BC play an extremely important role in the support and development of players - therefore, coach education and certification continues to be a major priority for BC Soccer. The Coach Pathway image below provides a visual overview of the minimum certification requirements for the various levels of play.
Resources for Mid-Isle Coaches
BC Soccer is pleased to provide coach training in soccer for aspiring coaches across British Columbia. Canada Soccer has made coach education more accessible by moving to a blended learning format allowing coaches to complete the theoretical part of the course online (PART1) and the on-field component (PART 2) by attending an in person practical workshop. Canada Soccer has launched an online learning management system to lower the barrier to access for grassroots volunteer, parent, and guardian coaches. To choose which course is right for you, please refer to the Canada Soccer Coach Education Program pathway.
If you have previously completed the Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and/or the Soccer for Life courses online or in person, you are not required to retake the new grassroots online coach education program.
The online theory for the Community Stream is made up of various modules that help coaches become more knowledgeable at the age specific stages of development that they coach. Participants can work at their own pace to complete the online modules which will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete per course. To receive full certification credit, coaches are required to complete the online theory component (part 1) as a pre-requisite to register for the practical on-field component (part 2). Once both parts have been completed, coaches will receive certification credit.
If you are or will be coaching in one or more of the following age groups and previously have not completed this course requirement, then the online theory is for you.
For instructions on how the registration system works, please click here: How do I use the registration system?
If you coach U4-U6 players, then click here: Active Start Online Theory
If you coach U7-U8 players, then click here: Fundamentals Online Theory
If you coach U9-U12 players, then click here: Learn to Train Online Theory
If you coach U13+ players, then click here: Soccer for Life Online Theory