Coaching Courses

List of Club Hosted in-person Course Components:

Each spring NorWest Soccer hosts the following in-person course pieces in London (dates below once set):

These courses are requirements of Canada Soccer's Full Safe Sport Roster & NorWest Soccer's Fully Qualified Team Official Program (QTOP)

Coaches must be registered through Ontario Soccer in advance, THEN provide course fees. Course fees must be paid to the club before coaches will receive attendance Approval.

Payment warning:
Failure to provide payment at least 2 weeks prior to the course date will result in registration cancellation.
If your registration is cancelled you will be removed from the course list. You will need to RE-register and provide payment in order to attend. If the course is full, you will need to register for another date. 

courses@norwestsoccer.com for inquires & payment.

2024 Club Hosted LTPD Course Registration instructions:

More dates may be added as required.

One to two weeks before the course date, we will send instructions regarding the course via email from courses@norwestsoccer.com.

CAUTIONS: 

Fully Qualified NW Club coaches receive 50% player registration rebates for coaching at the end of the season.

As part of our Female Coach Mentorship program, this course may be subsidized for female NW Club coaches. Club coaches may contact icoach@norwestsoccer.com for Approval.

Club Hosted Course Dates:

Read the instructions for registration above.

2024 Club Hosted M.E.D. courses

Held on the second floor of the BMO Centre - 295 Rectory St.

Registration:

Find your NCCP Number - to submit to your club:

Any National Coaching Certification Program course you've completed will be on your Coach Transcript under your NCCP# - as long as you consistently provide your NCCP# (in some cases, the same email address your Locker was opened under) for course registrations. 

If you have never taken a National Coach Certification Program course and need an NCCP#, you can follow the instructions here to get one:

Getting your NCCP# Instructions 

If you have taken coaching courses before, you probably have an NCCP# assigned to the email address you used to register for the course - even if you are unaware of the number. You can access your transcript if you know what email address you used to register for the course:

Accessing your NCCP# Transcript 

Side note: if you are missing courses in your NCCP Locker, it is usually because they are under a different email address/NCCP#. If you access your transcript using your NCCP# or your email address, please contact the staff at: CoachesOntario.ca or Coach.ca.

As a Canada Soccer Quality Soccer Program, we are committed to bringing a standards-based program to our community. In that vein, we host all the courses that a Rep., Developmental/Competitive, or Fully Qualified Team Official needs to coach local soccer.

NeW and noteworthy in 2023:
Before coaching in Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train, and Soccer for Life, in Community, Recreational, or House League soccer, coaches must have completed both Respect in Sport as well as the Coaching Soccer in Canada Module of the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education, to meet the 2023 Canada Soccer Coach Education Minimum Standards.

Canada Soccer 2023 Grassroots Standards

You can see via this link ^ that the requirements for coaches are split into two: a Full Safe Sport Roster and a Modified Safe Sport Roster. The online theory courses for LTPD age groups are currently included with the minimum requirement of the Coaching Soccer in Canada Module for coaches to complete at their discretion (LTPD stages listed by colour above). 

As always, we love to Catch you Being Good, so our club will continue to offer rewards for coaches who complete the Full Safe Sport Roster to become Fully Qualified Team Officials when coaching with us!

Grassroots Coaching; Modified Safe Sport Roster

Coaching Soccer in Canada Module (required for all Team Officials - Rec. & Rep.)

NCCP-approved Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Workshops are for Grassroots Coaches

To ensure that the Grassroots Coach Education workshops are more accessible and to allow greater flexibility on when these courses can be delivered, coaches will be able to work at their own pace to complete the course material. 

To access the online theory component of the course, coaches can purchase a key from the
Canada Soccer Coach Education Store
.

Chose the Key correct to the age group you will be coaching:

Once the key has been acquired, redeem it at the Canada Soccer Academy & begin your pathway as an accredited coach!

Let us know by sending your CSA Confirmation email & your NCCP# to icoach@norwestsoccer.com 

In addition to the online theory component of the courses, there are also practical sessions. These in-person sessions are held in a gym or on a field to complete LTPD courses fully.

For those interested, NorWest Soccer hosts the full range of LTPD courses each spring before the season starts.
Practical Component Info.

Respect in Sport - Activity Leader (required for all Team Officials)

Required for Team Managers as well as coaches. It must be renewed every 5 years.

The Respect in Sport program was introduced in 2011 to provide coaches with invaluable information about coaching and essential approaches to working with youngsters in an appropriately respectful and nurturing coaching environment. RiS is an e-learning program for coaches, trainers, managers and any adult with a supervisory role over youth involved in soccer. It is designed to assist participants in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sports.

The online course curriculum is broken into six (6) 30-minute modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes, and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure. We are hoping that coaches will recognize the long-term value of the program because of the values it promotes and also what it teaches regarding important practical guidelines for youth coaches.

Click here for the Course - $35

Keeping Girls in Sport (recommended for all involved in Girls' Sport)

Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders create safe and respectful environments for female athletes.
Background: Active for Life article

Click here for the Course - $20

NOTE:
The above online courses are great novice coaching courses. Canada Soccer requires them for all recreation/house league level coaches as part of Coach Orientation as of 2023

Outlined here: Canada Soccer 2023 Grassroots Standards.

The above partially meets the requirements to become a Rep. coach or a club Fully Qualified Team Official. 

Coaches who complete the above will be sent a code to our house league Early Access Registration Rate the following season. 

Coaches who also choose to complete the outlined in-person courses below are provided with a club credit for 50% of your player registration fee for each team you coach as a  Fully Qualified coach! Credits are applied manually by club staff at the end of each season.

Active Start

U4-U5


Fundamentals

U6-U8

Learn to Train

U9-U12

Soccer for Life

U13+

Grassroots/Competitive Stream Coaching

The following courses are common requirements for a Full Safe Sport Roster in Ontario Soccer. They do NOT have to be taken annually; most are needed only once in a team official's career (Respect in Sport - Activity Leader, being the exception; is required every five years) .

Some courses overlap and ARE transferable if you are involved in other children's activities. You and/or your club registrar can use the NCCP Locker to check what you may have already to avoid doubling up.

Full Safe Sport Roster: Fully Qualified Coaches

Coaching Soccer in Canada Module (required for all Team Officials)

NCCP-approved Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Workshops are for Grassroots Coaches! The Grassroots Coach Education workshops are now available online. Coaches must complete a workshop at each level they coach: 

To ensure that the Grassroots Coach Education workshops are more accessible and to allow greater flexibility on when these courses can be delivered, coaches will be able to work at their own pace to complete the course material. In addition to the online theory component of the course, there will also be a practical in-person, on-field session to conclude the workshop, which NorWest Soccer hosts each spring. The duration of the session depends on the level being completed.

Before coaching, coaches must have additionally completed: 

To access the online theory component of the course, coaches can purchase a key from the
Canada Soccer Coach Education Store
.

Once the key has been acquired, it can be redeemed at the Canada Soccer Academy.

NOTE: Coaches must have completed the online theory component of the course at least seven days before attending the Practical session to have their registration approved for the in-person, on-field component of the course (below).

Practical (onfield) LTPD Courses - Soccer & Stage of Development Specific

Coaches are only required to take courses specific to the age and stage of development of the players they are coaching in any given season. There are no prerequisites. Coaches must also complete the required general courses above to become fully qualified team officials. 

The following is a list of Canada Soccer's Long Term Player Development courses held by NW Soccer annually:

Registration for these is required by Ontario Soccer via www.coachcentre.ca
(this is also where you will find your course certificates to download for your club registrar upon completion of the course survey).

Making Ethical Decisions - (for all Full Safe Sport Rosters)

Required by Rep./Competitive Team Managers as well as Coaches.

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport. 

NorWest Soccer will be hosting MED in class at our office. When ava, the dates will be below:

M.E.D. Course Registration:


Use the same payment process as above for CSA courses.


Pre-registration with your NCCP# is required online.

$75-$100

Safe Sport Roster

Required for all Rep./Competitive Coaches, but we do encourage our House League coaches to add these to their course list to gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes; these NCCP Professional Development modules help make sport safer!

The online courses are broken into modules so that you can fit them into small blocks of time. You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing each course. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.

Respect in Sport - Activity Leader (for all Team Officials)

Required for Team Managers as well as coaches. It must be renewed every 5 years.

The Respect in Sport program was introduced in 2011 to provide coaches with invaluable information about coaching and essential approaches to working with youngsters in an appropriately respectful and nurturing coaching environment. RiS is an e-learning program for coaches, trainers, managers and any adult with a supervisory role over youth involved in soccer. It is designed as to assist participants in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sports.

The online course curriculum is broken into six (6) 30-minute modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes, and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure. We are hoping that coaches will recognize the long-term value of the program because of the values it promotes and also what it teaches regarding important practical guidelines for youth coaches.

Click here for the Course - $35

Keeping Girls in Sport (HIGHLY recommended for all involved in Girls Sport)

Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders to create safe and respectful environments for female athletes.

Click here for the Course - $20