Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program announces 15 new recipients

Youth Club Licensing Program now has 113 active licence-holders

Canada Soccer has announced five new National Youth Club Licence holders in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, as well as ten new Quality Soccer Providers in Manitoba. Since its launch in 2018, more than 110 clubs have received club licences which are valid for a two-year period.

In addition to the recognition from Canada Soccer that the clubs have met the standards set out at each level of the Club Licensing Program, clubs provided the National Youth Club Licence are eligible to participate in their Member Association Player Development Program standards-based leagues.

“Canada Soccer is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and developmentally-appropriate training environments for all participants of the game from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer’s General Secretary. “Congratulations to the 15 clubs announced today, and to all 113 member organizations that are prioritizing inclusivity, fun, and development as key tenants to the soccer experience they provide for their participants.”

With the re-developed CanadaSoccer.com, Canadians have the ability to find all Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program holders via the club discovery tool at www.canadasoccer.com/play. The tool allows visitors to sort clubs by location and Club Licence level, as well, as providing details on each club in the program including their club address and website URL.

More information on the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program can be found at https://www.canadasoccer.com/play-landing/club-licensing-program/

National Youth Club Licence

Alberta
Calgary West Soccer Club
Calgary Villains Football Club
Eastside Memorial Football Club

British Columbia
Surrey Football Club

Ontario
Niagara Falls Soccer Club

Quality Soccer Provider

Manitoba
Bonivital Soccer Association*
Brandon Youth Soccer Association
Neepawa United Soccer Association
Minnedosa Youth Soccer Association
Rivers Youth Soccer Association
South Central Youth Soccer
Southwest United Soccer Association
St. Charles Soccer Association
Westman FC
Winnipeg South End United Soccer Club*

*Provisionally approved

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.