Last updated: February 2018
If you are a coach and are interested in coaching in the competitive programs at CUSC, please fill out the competitive application above and send to email@example.com.
If you wish to coach in a recreational division, please fill out a volunteer questionnaire. If you did not fill one in when you registered your child:
- sign in to your PowerUp account;
- click on the Volunteer Now! tab in the left menu bar (if using a computer); and
- click on the Apply Now button next to the 2018 Base Summer Registration.
Required for Team Staff
Please submit the following information when you send in your Coaching Application:
1) PERSONAL REFERENCES
Competitive Coaches and Managers must send firstname.lastname@example.org an email with their name, team position and team name in the subject and in the body list three personal references and their home/work telephone numbers.
2) POLICE CHECK – Level 3- Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)
Competitive Coaches and Managers & Recreational Coaches (U9+), once accepted to Coach with CUSC, will need to pass a Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
A Police Check is valid for 5 years of continuous Coaching. If you did not Coach with CUSC last year, please send a "Request for Invitation" to email@example.com. The email should have your first name, last name, email address and the language (English or French) you wish to receive the invitation in. An invitation email will be sent to you from "myBackCheck.com".
Mandatory Courses for All Coaches and Managers
Click to view the Mandatory Certification for CUSC Team Staff for Competitive and Recreational Divisions.
LTPD Coaching Courses
The Canadian Soccer Association’s NCCP workshops will give you the confidence to succeed as you enter the ranks of certified coaches in Ontario. Each level features education on age-appropriate coaching for each level of play.
Registration for all NCCP coaching courses are done online at this link: http://www.coachcentre.ca/
The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within a small sided game environment (6v6, 7v7, 8v8).
- How to teach basic principles of play
- How to establish training ethics and discipline in a fun and challenging environment.
- How to communicate to this specific age group.
- This is a key time to train speed, flexibility and skills and understand your role in developing these skills.
Course description: 16 hours (2 days). A interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.
The emphasis of this course is on technical and tactical development within the 11-a-side game environment.
- How to plan and deliver effective, enjoyable, age-appropriate practices and how to provide feedback to your players.
- How to be able to better understand the role of the coach, and the developmental stage of the players you are coaching.
- How to provide a safe practice/game environment for your players.
Course description: 16 hours (2 days). An interactive workshop led by an expert facilitator with years of experience coaching soccer. You'll spend time in the classroom and on the field practicing drills. There are vibrant deliberations regarding parent management and guidance on all safety requirements.
All CUSC Coaches and Managers must have the following three courses:
1) Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
The Respect in Sport (RIS) program was introduced in 2011 to provide coaches with invaluable information about coaching and essential approaches around working with youngsters in an appropriately respectful and nurturing coaching environment. RIS is an e-learning program for coaches, trainers, managers and any adult with a supervisory role over youth involved in soccer. It is designed as a tool to assist participants in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.
All Competitive and U11-U18 Recreational Coaches must complete the “Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders” program. We are hoping that coaches will recognize the long-term value of the program because of the values it promotes and also what it teaches regarding important practical guidelines for youth coaches.
The online course costs $30. The curriculum is broken into six (6), 30 minute modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special code to take the course for free (for CUSC staff only).
Once you receive the code, LOG INTO THE SYSTEM via this link: https://ontariosoccer.respectgroupinc.com/secure/
2) Make Ethical Decisions
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) is a course that is required for all coaches who take LTPD Coaching Courses. All CUSC Coaches and managers are required to attend the mandatory in-class MED course, which runs approximately 3 hours in length. This course is an NCCP course, and will show up on Coaches transcripts on NCCP's "The Locker".
To Search and Register for an MED Course:
The NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course completion can can take up to 15 days to appear on a Coach's transcript.
3) Making Head Way - Concussion eLearning Series
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these NCCP Professional Development modules will make you concussion smart!