Vancouver Island Soccer for Youth and Kids
The Mid-Isle Soccer Club simply could not function without the support, dedication, and enthusiasm of our volunteer coaches. 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
In light of the current situation with the suspension of on-field soccer activity, in conjunction with Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is pleased to introduce online delivery of the classroom/theory for all community coaching courses at no charge. The current offering provides online access to the theory component (part 1) for coaches wanting to start their certification process in the Community Stream. Coaches taking the online theory are able to register for the practical on-field component (part 2) when on-field soccer activity resumes to obtain their full certification.
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