Canada Soccer Nation Inside

COVID-19 Updates | National Teams | Coaches | Referees | Member Associations and Clubs | Players, Fans, Supporters

Canada Soccer Nation celebrates the best of our country and our sport when we unite as players, coaches, referees, volunteers, and fans on and off the pitch.

Not being on the pitch means we are all playing an important role to curb the spread of COVID-19. Off the pitch and in our homes, we continue to stay connected through our game with all of the great photos and videos being shared. Canada Soccer wants to help keep all of us connected by bringing the sport to Canadians in their homes through Canada Soccer Nation Inside which will include online education, National Team player features and access, grassroots activities and digital engagement.

No one knows when we will be back on the pitch, but until then we ask you to stay safe and join us as we kick off Canada Soccer Nation Inside.

COVID-19 Updates

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer indefinitely. READ MORE

Canada Soccer continues to echo the messages of relevant public health authorities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. On Twitter, Canada Soccer has built a list of relevant Public Health officials that you can follow to get the last up-to-the-moment updates on how to deal with the ongoing pandemic. Follow our COVID-19 list here.

National Teams

Canada Soccer’s Inside #CANWNT webinar series will be led by Women’s National Team legends Rhian Wilkinson & Robyn Gayle. Hosted every second Wednesday through July 1, these sessions will provide insight from the players and staff of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team who will share their experiences and the unique culture that defines a program that has reached the podium in back-to-back Summer Olympic Games.

The series will kick off on Wednesday, May 6th at 3pm ET / 12pm PT with a live ‘Players’ Lounge’ featuring current #CANWNT members Diana Matheson, Kadeisha Buchanan, & Allysha Chapman. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fPM4js0qS2SEcQ0wPhV7gg

Coaches

As part of its Safe Sport Roster, Canada Soccer has made coach education courses from the Respect Group and through the Coaching Association of Canada requisite to coaching a grassroots team under its Club Licensing Program. As part of Canada Soccer Nation Inside, Canada Soccer and its Member Associations have rolled-out online training opportunities for coaches to take to prepare for the season when it resumes.

Coaches wishing to enroll in Community Stream courses should follow their home province’s Member Association coach education link below:

Referees

Canada Soccer’s Referee Department has developed a series of webinars featuring engaging and accessible content for the entire soccer community.

On Sunday, June 14 Canada Soccer FIFA Referees Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, Chantal Boudreau, & Carol-Anne Chenard will share unique insight and perspective from their experiences in the lead-up to, and during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France™. **Please note that this webinar will be delivered in English. A French language version will be delivered on Sunday, June 7th.

On Saturday June 20, “Explanation of the latest modifications to the Laws of the Game”, Part 2 will have a focus on Handball and Offside rules. In addition, the webinar will offer a general Q&A session with the participating panelists, covering all aspects of Refereeing and interpretation and enforcement of the Laws of Game. The session will feature insight and examples from some of Canada’s most experienced referees including FIFA Instructor Michelle Pye, Canada Soccer FIFA Referees Carol Anne Chenard, Dave Gantar, Myriam Marcotte and Canada Soccer FIFA Assistant Referee Chris Wattam.

Register now for free:
JUNE 7(FRENCH): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZA1Hm6eHTiWSzr_eqZXsYQ
JUNE 14: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j4-nPOD0QWuhkQNYliSanA
JUNE 20 : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dx_E2d_iT0CD2dHYKmsBKA

Canada Soccer’s Referee Department has made public their home workout for its National List of Officials to provide aspiring referees – or anyone – with a training regime during these physical distancing measures. In addition, a number of Member Association Referee Development Departments will be empowered to deliver online referee courses. Details to follow.

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.