Quality Soccer Program

Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program – Categories – Quality Soccer Provider

The Canada Soccer Standards for Quality Soccer are designed to outline the minimum expectations of member organizations in Canada. It is expected that all member organizations provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and welcoming playing environment for their participants, which differentiates it from non-member soccer and unorganized play. In order to be considered as a quality soccer provider, member organizations must also be in good standing with their governing organization(s) and meet the expectations of membership.

Characteristics and Behaviours


  • Is located in Canada.
  • Is a Member in Good Standing with its governing organization(s).
  • Is compliant with the by-laws, policies, and directives of its governing organization(s).
  • Has basic governance structures.
  • Adheres to Canada Soccer Code of Conduct and Ethics.


  • Registers all participants with its governing organization(s).
  • Has basic management and operational structures.
  • Distributes information from Canada Soccer and its governing organization(s) to its participants.


  • Has access to appropriate facilities and equipment to provide its programming.


  • Provides a safe, accessible, and inclusive soccer experience.
  • Provides an enjoyable soccer experience focused on long term participation.
  • Operates programming that is aligned to Long Term Player Development stage-appropriate best principles. (RECOMMENDATION)