Coach Certification

Kelowna Youth Soccer encourages all  its volunteer coaches to be certified. under the BC Soccer Long Term Player Development Program (LPTD).   Courses are offered which will improve their understanding of the coaching process, and specifically their ability to coach soccer.  Costs of these courses are reimbursed to coaches.   Head coaches who become correctly certified for the level at which they are coaching will receive a $100 refund of their child's registration fees for that season.

Generalized Coaching Certification

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) prepares coaches for the responsibilities associated with coaching athletes of all ages and abilities. Training and certification is based on coaching streams (community, competition & instruction) and contexts that reflect different types of coaching. Within the competition stream, the theory context has been packaged into a new Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) program that includes two 12-hour courses called Introduction to Competition Part A and Part B.

For more information on the new CBET Program, visit

For information on upcoming NCCP courses, contact Pacific Sport Okanagan or call PacificSport Okanagan at 250 469-8854

While KYSA strongly supports and encourages its coaches to take NCCP courses for their own personal growth and development, we will not be providing any funding in this area.

Soccer Specific Coaching Certification Programs

In conjunction with the Canadian Soccer Association's Long Term Player Development program, coaching certification  courses are now being revised.  For our house programs, they will be replaced by courses based on the Wellness to World Cup program focussed on age and stage relevant training as follows:



ACTIVE START (Stage 1 'First Kicks' U4-U6)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 3.5 hours
Course Fee: FREE
*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*


FUNDAMENTALS (Stage 2 'Fun with the Ball' U7-U8)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 7.5 hours
Course Fee: $80
*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*


LEARNING TO TRAIN (Stage 3 'The Golden Age of Learning' U9-U12)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 14 hours
Course Fee: $145
*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*


SOCCER FOR LIFE (Stage 7 'Soccer for Health & Grassroots Growth' U13 - U18+)

Pre-requisite: N/A
Course Length: 14 hours
Course Fee: $145
*Please wear suitable clothing to participate in on-field activity.*



2019 Coach Certification Clinics

Coaching courses in our area have now been planned as outlined below and are on the BC Soccer site ready for registration at this link (host name is Kelowna United):   PLEASE NOTE -- NOT ALL COURSES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SIGNUP....PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR THE ONE YOU WANT TO COME UP

COYSA will reimburse the fee to our coaches upon completion of the course.


Feb 23 and 24 LEARN TO TRAIN

March 02 and 03 SOCCER FOR LIFE


April 06 and 07 SOCCER FOR LIFE

April 13 and 14 LEARN TO TRAIN


Apr 14 ACTIVE START (2 courses same day)


Apr 28 / May 5 LEARN TO TRAIN


Age Specific or Skill Specific Clinics

KYSA believes we can get the most bang for our coach support buck by organizing clinics specific to particular age groups (eg U6, or U9/10), or specific to particular skills (eg goalkeeping, attacking systems, etc.).  We are currently in the process of determining what clinics to offer, then booking clinicians and facilities.  These clinics will be provided free for our coaches. 

Sessions will be structured for different levels of play.  More information about how to register will be sent to coaches, and posted here, as soon as confirmed.







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