Coaches

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NSGSC has the mission to inspire a lifelong love of sport through delivering fun, inclusive and progressive soccer programs for girls and women across the North Shore. We pride ourselves in having top quality coaches and volunteers in order to continue to develop our players and the club to reach our highest potential.

Coach education and certification is a major priority.  Having coaches complete the appropriate age specific coaching course is imperative for the development of youth players in BC for both the grassroots and high performance environments. The Canada Soccer / BC Soccer Coaching Certification Courses provide coaches with the appropriate tools to create the most positive environment possible for players to develop in.

On this page, you can find information regarding the necessary courses that need to be completed for various coaching roles, session plans that have been predesigned for beginner coaches, and other details to help make your role as a coach a fun and stress-free experience.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

The on-field portion of the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program is fast approaching. Please see below for a quick reminder of the dates and registration deadlines:

  • Active Start (U6 Coaches - on-field workshop)
    • Date: Saturday, February 19th, 2022
    • Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
    • Registration Deadline: February 12th, 2022
  • Fundamentals (U7-U8 Coaches - on-field workshop)
    • Date: Saturday, February 19th, 2022
    • Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
    • Registration Deadline: February 12th, 2022
  • Learn to Train (U9-U12 Coaches - on-field workshop)
    • Date: Sunday, February 20th, 2022
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Registration Deadline: February 13th, 2022
  • Soccer for Life (U13+ Coaches - on-field workshop)
    • Date: Monday, February 21st, 2022
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Registration Deadline: February 14th, 2022

NOTE: all of the above workshops will take place at the North Shore Girls Indoor Facility (Windsor Bubble). For full details and instructions, please refer to the emails from Ethan (Programs & Registration Coordinator). Please also remember that once you have completed the online theory portion (PART 1) it may take 7-10 days for the credit to be applied to your Coach Centre account (where you register for the on-field portion - PART 2).

All Coaches a part of our club should have received an email for registration details. If you have NOT and would like to register please email: registrar@nsgsc.com

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Virtual Coaches Corners

Coaches Corners will be held a couple of times throughout the year. The purpose of the coach's corner is to provide coaches with the opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns they may have leading into the season and during the season.

Please see below the Coaches Corners that happened Sept 2021:

Coaching Courses

NSGSC Requires all Head Coaches to have the age appropriate certifications run by BC Soccer completed, in order to be selected for a coaching position. All assistant coaches are also encouraged to complete the training courses. There are two streams of coaching courses the Community Stream and the Licensing Stream. The below images show will help guide you to the appropriate courses you will need to complete.

Community Coach Stream – This is an introduction to soccer and coaches may register for any of the 4 courses (Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train, and Soccer for Life). Each course focuses on a different stage of development regarding children, youth, and adult levels of play.  Coaches are not formally evaluated at these levels and do not need a pre-requisite to register.

The Licencing Stream -  This is for individuals who wish to pursue advanced levels of coaching.   If you are looking to take the C Licence Program, please correspond with NSGSC Head Coach of Development Colin Miller as approval is needed if any reimbursement will be sought.

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The NSGSC is governed by BC Soccer which requires that all team officials including coaches, assistant coaches, and managers have a completed Criminal Record Check (CRC) on file with their Club. The NSGSC values the safety of its players and volunteers. To that end, we have adopted the CRC as part of our Risk Management protocol.

A new CRC is required to be submitted every 3 years/36 months.

ID Cards will NOT be issued to any coach or manager  after October 15, 2020 if the NGSSC does not have a copy of their CRC on file.

We recommend going in person to the RCMP if this is your first CRC.  If you live outside of North Vancouver, then you will need to go to your local detachment.

** Please allow sufficient time for the CRC to be completed by the RCMP.  Sometimes CRCs  can be completed immediately but it is not unusual for fingerprints to be required and that can take 2 months.  **

There are two ways for you to get your criminal record check:

Criminal Record Check

Option 1: In Person

Go in-person to the RCMP at the address below with 2 forms below.  Bring 2 pieces of ID, one photo ID and one needs to have a North Vancouver home address.

Address: 147 E 14 St, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2N4

Phone: (604) 985-1311

Hours: 8am - 7pm daily

Record your case #

Follow up weekly as it may be completed and waiting for pick-up.

Once you receive your clear CRC, please scan the 3 pages or take photos. E-mail to our Administrator in confidence to  clubadministrator@nsgsc.com

Option 2: Online

NSGSC is now enrolled with the BC Government's Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) Applicant Based Online Service also referred to as eCRC.

The eCRC program satisfies BC Soccer's Risk Management requirements however there is a back-log.

You may now apply for a CRC online and no longer have to go to the RCMP unless fingerprints are necessary. This service is offered free to NSGSC's volunteers. The results of your eCRC will be emailed to our Club Administrator.   The Club Administrator will let you know once the CRC was been received by the club and will provide you with a copy.

Follow the instructions on the link below using the NSGSC Volunteer Access Code:

NSGSC Volunteer Access Code: BJE4KSJRN9
ID Number: 1515195

Option 3: Mobile

Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) has now onboarded all organizations to the new applicant-based online service (eCRC) using the mobile BC Services Card as electronic identity verification (EIV). The previous eCRC system using Equifax as EIV will no longer be available as of December 17, 2021.

Following Brand Standards

NSGSC KIT MUST be worn in all league competitions including cup/provincials.  Custom gear (which follows standards) can be worn for fun/post-season tournaments.
Brand standards MUST be followed.
Kit / Swag should be purchased through Macey's Sport
Custom orders can be done through Macey's with our Brand Standards:

 

MUST be Club colours, alternates for "fun" (neon, pink/purple) may be approved - please email marketing@nsgsc.com

MUST include NSGSC logo

Can NOT include an augmentation or alteration to NSGSC logo

May include team name/ID

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