Coaching Information for 2019

Coaching Certification

Please note changes for 2019 and 2020 below

For list of Coaching Qualifications, please click the below PDF

/Downloads/122/Coaches/SummaryCoachCert2019 Sheet1.pdf
Coaches of U4-U5 Girls & Boys will require Active Start + MED + RiS + Making Headway in Soccer
Coaches of U6-U8 Girls & Boys will require FUNdamentals + MED + RiS + Making Headway in Soccer
Coaches of U9 - U12  Girls & Boys teams will require Learn to Train + MED + RiS + Making Headway in Soccer
Coaches of U13 teams and older will require Soccer For Life + MED + RiS + Making Headway in Soccer

MED is an in class course (required for District approval= trained).  An online evaluation after the in class course can be taken if your coach wants to be 'certified" which means they want to proceed with C License.
The recreational matrix also indicates that all coaches have the MED and RIS along with the age appropriate coach certificate.

CLUB TEAM OFFICIALS (see attached, section 1.7)


C License Information

The C License is for players aged 11-13, this means a coach can take either Learn to Train or Soccer for Life for access.
If they have a C License, this is training at a higher level for both learn to train and soccer for life. 
Therefore if a coach has a C License, they will have either a soccer for life or learn to train to access the course in the first place and do not need to complete both and the C License provides education in more detail for both of these stages of development. 
As C License content covers learn to train and soccer for life, it does not cover fundamentals. Therefore any coach coaching U6-U9 Boys or U6-U8 will need to take fundamentals.
Kind Regards,
Dave Kelly

Manager Coach Development
7601 Martin Grove Road, Vaughan, ON L4L 9E4
905-264-9390 x806


Managers for youth/grassroots, sitting on the bench will require Making Ethical Decisions and Respect in Sport (coaches are to follow OS Certification requirements)

Technical Directors (authorized to sign Fast Track Forms)

Technical Directors for clubs who wish to have players fast tracked will be required to be fully qualified or proof that they have signed up for the National B License Part 1 Certified (or equivalent) or the TD Diploma. 

IF not fully qualified as a TD, the “TD in progress” can only sign their particular club’s Fast Track Forms.

For Outdoor 2020 the TD will need to be fully qualified.


Technical Director Agreement form: CLICK HERE

Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the launch of the first Technical Director Diploma course presented in Canada. The course focuses on defining the Technical Director’s role and providing them with the necessary tools required to meet the demands of the position. The course addresses topics such as Player Development through the Talented Pathway, Management and Leadership styles, and Mentorship and many more. The course is delivered over five days straight and a 100% attendance is required. Candidates will be required to complete pre and post course assignments to complete the course.

Course Application Requirements:
Eligible candidates must obtain a minimum National B License Part 1 Certified (or equivalent), Make Ethical Decisions, Respect in Soccer, and Making Headway in Soccer.

For more information please follow this link:

The Locker not showing certificates?

PLEASE be advised that if I coach believes that they have taken a course and doesn't show up on THE LOCKER in that they should email with this information to see if they have two different NCCPs.

EMAIL ADDRESS (current and old ones)
ADDRESS (current and old ones)

Various notes:

Starting in 2017 the former Senior Certification will no longer be valid for any coach. Please be advised that it is mandatory that all competitive coaches upgrade their certification to the Soccer For Life course.

The R.I.S. (Respect in Soccer) certificates must be upgraded every 5 years.