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/
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
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
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.