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Coaching at Langley FC

A soccer club is only successful if it has great coaches and Preston GM Langley FC is lucky enough to be home to some of the best in Langley. The coaches in the club are a mixture of paid technical staff and volunteer coaches, but they all have one thing in common – they want to deliver the best possible instruction to the kids in our club.

The coaching structure at Preston GM Langley FC is dictated by BC Soccer’s Coaching Pathway:

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We are always looking for dedicated community members to join our volunteer coaching roster. We provide a variety or resources to help develop our coaches including

  • Access to BC Soccer coaching courses
  • Coaching resources including drills and practice ideas
  • Technical staff available to answer questions

We welcome people from all kinds of different backgrounds to become coaches, but there are a few requirements for those who wish to volunteer. Every coach must:

  • Commit to completing coaching courses relevant to the age groups they wish to coach
  • Sign off on the club’s Coaching Code of Conduct
  • Submit to a criminal background check

Depending on the level you wish to coach we may require additional coaching certification or other additional information.

We take great pride at this club in providing our players with high quality soccer equipment. Coaches have access to a variety of different pieces of soccer equipment, including:

  • Pop-up (Pugg) nets
  • Appropriately sized balls
  • Pinnies/training bibs
  • Training cones
  • Goalkeeper jerseys
  • Goalkeeper gloves
  • First aid kits

Coaching Resources

We know how important it is for the coaches in our club to be supported in their journey to become the best they can be. Good coaches make for great players, and our commitment to helping players reach their potential means that we must ensure the club’s coaches are always improving. To that end we have gathered some coaching resources below to help volunteers mentor the kids on their team to success.

BC Soccer Coaching Resources

BC Soccer has a number of resources on their website you can access by clicking here. These resources include:

  • Canada Soccer Resources (LTPD)
  • BC Soccer Resources
  • Human Kinetics
  • Respect in Sport Soccer – Coach Education
  • Special Offer – Book of the Month
  • NCCP Professional Development Point Credits (Courses and Workshops)
  • Small Sided Club Development Manual
  • The Educated Parent (this resource can be found here)

Canada Soccer Coaching Resources

The governing body for soccer in our country, Canada Soccer, has some great resources for coaches but none are better than the Canada Soccer Pathway, which lays out coaching strategies for every age and skill level. The PDF guides are invaluable for communicating coaching points, drills, and techniques.

The entire Canada Soccer Pathway can be found by clicking here. Resources include:

  • Canada Soccer Resources – Wellness to World Cup
  • Canada Soccer Resource – Coach’s Tool Kit – Stage One, Two, and Three

The CSA also has some additonal resources available here. These include:

  • Canadian Soccer Association Coach Licensing Program – Status Check (pdf)
  • Canadian Soccer Association Fair Play Codes (pdf)
  • Canadian Soccer Association Soccer Field Inspection Sheet (pdf)
  • FIFA 11 +
  • Coaching Association of Canada Concussion Awareness
  • Coaching Association of Canada Sport Nutrition Resources
  • Coaching Association of Canada “Trained vs Certified” Designation