Coaching Training and Certification


Big Country Soccer Association (BCSA) is committed to ensuring that coaches that are coaching under BCSA are trained/ certified for grassroots youth soccer development coaching. In order for soccer to be a safe sport for all participants, it is important that those volunteers that are providing instruction, guidance, and training have the necessary training, skills, and understanding of what it required to support a safe sport culture.

For coaches throughout BCSA, we endeavor to provide an environment to coaches that will support coaches developing greater confident in their role as a coach in order to deliver high standards necessary to ensure BCSA youth development requirements are being met.

Grassroots Coaching Development


The following table was taken from Canada Soccer Association (CSA) for grassroot coaching requirements:

Grassroot Coaching Requirements

BCSA has also taken the "Responsible Coaching Movement" (RCM) pledge and encourages coaches to review the following RCM Pillars in acknowledgement of the pledge that BCSA has taken and is committed to:

Responsible Coaching Movement Pillars

BCSA coaches are encouraged to take the RCM pledge.  To access the pledge, coaches are to follow this link:

Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge


BCSA Internal Coaching Programs:

BCSA provides a general orientation for all coaches who wish to coach under BCSA.  This orientation is a self-paced program that will cover many of the general requirements that coaches for BCSA need to be aware of, understand, and follow.


National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP):

Canada Soccer Association (CSA)/ NCCP offers grassroots programs based upon players stages of development.  For further information and registration for coaching certification, please check the following link:

Once coaches have completed the online theory components, they may then register to complete the practical component to complete the certification process.


In addition to the NCCP Coaching Certification, NCCP also provides training on subjects that are in support of all sports.  Using this link review the list of available coaches offered to support coaching soccer for BCSA:

NCCP Classes and Workshops


 Respect in Sport- Activity Leaders:

This is an online program that all coaches are to take in order to coach under BCSA in support of the training and certification requirements:

Respect in Sport- Activity Leaders




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