Canada Soccer announces Coach Education Program recipients and renewals for February 2021

Thirty-one coaches include former MNT player Jason Bent and Valour FC Head Coach Rob Gale

Canada Soccer has announced that 31 coaches have received or renewed their Coach Education Licences as part of its Coach Education Program’s update for February 2021. The recipients include former Men’s National Team player and LA Galaxy Assistant Coach Jason Bent, Valour FC Head Coach Rob Gale, Saskatchewan Soccer’s Manager of Coach Education Markus Reinkens, and a cohort of Canada Soccer B Licence recipients from across League1 Ontario clubs.

The Canada Soccer A Licence is the top-level certification in the Performance Stream of Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Program for coaches working with senior players in a college/university, professional club or academy environment. The A Licence fulfills the coach education requirements of the Canada Soccer Professional Club Licence for the first-team Head Coach.

The Canada Soccer B Licence is the entry point to the Performance Stream and continues the facilitation of learning opportunities so that coaches may work effectively with senior players in the Performance Stream pathway and prepares them to progress to the Canada Soccer A Licence.

The Canada Soccer Children’s Licence is an A Licence equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The Licence aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environments for as many players as possible at their club/academy.

Canada Soccer Coach Education Program Licences are valid for a three-year term.

More information on the Canada Soccer A Licence program is available at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/a-licence/

More information on the Canada Soccer B Licence program is available at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/b-licence/

More information on the Canada Soccer Children’s Licence program is available at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/childrens-licence/

Recipients

Canada Soccer B Licence

Hollie Babut                                                     Pickering Soccer Club

Jason Bent                                                       LA Galaxy

Natalie Bukovec                                              Ryerson Rams

Frank Cappellino                                            Tecumseh Soccer Club

Anthony Costa                                                Hamilton United

Paul Deabreau                                                Durham United FA

Onkar Dhillion                                                 University of Guelph

Kieran Doyle-Davis                                        Hamilton United

Francis Etienne                                               Pickering Soccer Club

Don Ferguson                                                 University of Guelph

Luca Forno                                                       York University

Luis Fernando Murillo                                  Hamilton United Soccer Club

Shane O’Flaherty                                           North Toronto Soccer Club

Leighton-James Speechley Price                Tecumseh Soccer Club

Patrick   Thompson                                         Pickering Soccer Club

Francesco Vescio                                           Vaughan Soccer Club

Canada Soccer Children’s Licence

Matt Lumsden                                                 Okotoks United Soccer Club

Renewals

Canada Soccer A Licence

Dave Benning                                                 Pickering Soccer Club

Michael Findlay                                              Grenada FA

Rob Gale                                                          Valour FC

Markus Reinkens                                            Saskatchewan Soccer Association

Neil Sedwick                                                   University of Northern BC

Canada Soccer B Licence

Szabi Bozsoky                                                 Burlington Soccer Club

Sergio De Luca                                                Vaughan Soccer Club

Paulo Hurtado                                                SC Toronto

Craig Ogilvie                                                    Mountain United FC

Ian Sinclair                                                       McMaster University Men’s Soccer

Macky Singh                                                    Keyano College

Jamie Spendlove                                            Soccer Quest

Alex Szczotka                                                  Erin Mills Soccer Club

Jamie Teixeira                                                Aurora Soccer Club

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