BCSA Coaching Certification - Register Now!
RE: BCSA Coaching Certification
Attention: all PMSC Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Staff Coaches (Coaches please pass this email on to your assistants!)
The Port Moody Soccer Club will be hosting the following BCSA coaching courses this fall.
All current head and assistant coaches, along with Staff coaches, are encouraged to register for the appropriate course(s) for the age group(s) you will be coaching. Coaches will be reimbursed 100% of the course fee upon successful completion of the course. A description of each course can be found at the end of this email.
BC Soccer Rules and Regulations
Active Start - Sunday, Sept. 10 - 9:00-1:00 at PMSC Club House - Inlet Park
FUNdamentals - Saturday, Sept 9 - 9:00-5:00 at PMSC Club House - Inlet Park
Learn to Train - PMSC Club House - Inlet Park (14 hours)
Monday, Oct 2 - 6:30-10:00
Friday, Oct 6 - 6:30-10:00
Saturday, Oct 7 - 9:00-5:00
Soccer for Life - PMSC Club House - Inlet Park (14 hours)
Monday, Nov 6 - 6:30-10:00
Friday Nov 10 - 6:30-10:00
Saturday, Nov 11 - 9:00-5:00
Goalkeeper Diploma - 6 hours - date & time TBA. Registration is not open for this course yet.
DIRECTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Create a new account or login if you have an account from a previous course.
Select the course you want from the drop down menu.
Select Region, Port Moody SC etc
As these are Private courses (currently open to PMSC coaches exclusively) you'll need the following passwords:
Active Start - ASPMSC
FUNdamentals - FunPMSC
Learning to Train - LTPMSC
Soccer for Life - SLPMSC
Repeat as necessary if you want to take more than one course.
Once registered you will get a confirmation email. You will need to submit a cheque (payable to Port Moody Soccer Club) for the course fee (except for Active Start) as indicted. Contact me to arrange to submit the cheque. You are not fully registered until this has been done. The cheque will be returned to you upon successful completion of the course. If you do not fulfill the requirements of the course then the cheque will be cashed.
You will also receive an email regarding course manuals and resources. **Make sure you download/print this material.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
ACTIVE START (3.5 HOURS)
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Informal games can be set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. Play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.
FUNDAMENTALS (8 HOURS)
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis should be movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Mini game formats are used, ranging from 3v3 to 5v5 and a basic league schedule can be created but no standings should be kept. All players should play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.
LEARN TO TRAIN (16 HOURS)
This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technique but creating a fun and challenging environment stimulates learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept. All players play equal time, try all team positions, and the training to competition ratio should be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.
SOCCER FOR LIFE (16 HOURS)
At this stage, skill training demands and training loads are increased to develop/refine skills/tactics. Tactical awareness becomes an increasingly important facet of training, alongside mental toughness, concentration, and diligence. Elite soccer groups may express interest in recruiting talented young players, but coaches and parents should be careful to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each athlete. Game formats develop from 8v8 to 11v11 as players grow through this stage, and the season moves toward year- round play that includes appropriate rest and recovery periods.
PMSC Director of Coaching Development