Soccer in Schools

Canada Soccer envisions a country where every child can access quality sport and recreation in a safe, fun and welcoming environment. We recognise the integral role the public school system can play in this vision through the Soccer in Schools project.  

Compared to other sports offered in Canada, soccer is a widely-accessible sport. It is simple to understand and it requires minimal equipment. Soccer is a sport that people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can enjoy. Soccer also offers a range of physical, mental, and social benefits for those who play it.  

The Soccer in Schools project ensures greater inclusion in sport and it serves the community as a whole. The program allows Canada Soccer to reach a wider audience through the public school system, providing opportunities to kids who may not have the means to participate in organised sports. The Soccer in Schools grant provides teachers with enhanced tools and education to deliver an outstanding in-school soccer experience for everyone involved. By connecting a local soccer organisation to their local public schools, we increase the ability for participant engagement and to experience organised play in their community.   

Our initial partners in the project are BC Soccer, Saskatchewan Soccer, Ontario Soccer, community clubs and schools in those provinces. It will be expanded across the country in subsequent years.  

As part of the project, Canada Soccer is developing the following: 

  • Video-based curriculum   
  • Website and Online Access  
  • The Student Playbook  
  • Educator Training  

(Applications to this program are now closed) 

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions and application procedure.
Soccer in Schools guidelines