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PMSC Hosts BCSA Coaching Courses

Attention: all PMSC Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Staff Coaches (Coaches please pass this email on to your assistants!)

RE: BCSA Coaching Certification

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

Learn to Train (U9-12) - Inlet Park (14 hours) *see below for access code*

Monday, Oct 2 - 7:00 - 9:30

Friday Oct 6 - 7:00 - 9:30

Saturday, Oct 7 - 9:00-4:00


Soccer for Life (U13+) - Inlet Park (14 hours) *see below for access code*

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.



Go to

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:

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 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 the Coaches Workbook (and other resources if interested) material.

Feel free to contact our Director of Coaching Development if you have any questions.


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.


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.

Larry Moro

PMSC Director of Coaching Development


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