A Coach’s Creed
The primary responsibility of a youth soccer coach and educator is to help the young players to have fun, learn and improve. This responsibility is greater for a youth coach and educator than any other official in the club or league. Coaching and Teaching must be conducted for the joy and long term development of the players – and for no other reason!
KLM offers soccer programs for girls and boys aged 3-17 and operates in the central Vancouver area. KLM is a community based non-profit society, organized, administrated and operated mainly by volunteers. The club strives to include all, irrespective of ability to pay. KLM Soccer is now accepting applications for volunteer and paid coaching positions for Under 4 through Under 18 age groups for the 2022-2023 season.
For individual interested in coaching positions for KLM teams please complete the following Coach Application Form below. Upon approval of your application all coaches will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader training course prior to any field coaching with children.
Club Requirements (prior to coaching):
- Criminal Record Check (must be updated every three years)
- Complete Respect in Sport Activity Leader (KLM will coordinate for volunteers)
- Review of the KLM Coaches Code of Conduct
Club Requirements (after placement):
- Attend on-online coaching seminar provided by the club periodically during the season (2 times per season-1 hour per session)
- Attend on-field coaching clinic provided by the club periodically during the season (2 times per season- 1 hour per session)
Certification Requirements For KLM Coaches:
Canada Soccer has developed the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) and tailored the Coach Education Program into a two-streamed model (Community Stream and Licensing Stream). BC Soccer is responsible for certifying coaches across the province and is offering coach education in conjunction with Canada Soccer. Coaches are required to obtain certification in the age category they intend to coach. Canada Soccer Association foreign equivalency may be applied.
|Age Group||BC Soccer Course|
|U4 – U7||Active Start|
|U9 – U12||Learn to Train|
|U13 +||Soccer for Life|
- History of coaching with KLM
- Coaching certification
- Playing background
- Coaching reputation
- Age group of son/daughter in KLM (if applicable)
KLM Coach Application Form
Successful coach applicants will be contacted by the Player Development Team and provided with instructions on how to complete the Criminal Record Check and Respect in Sport Activity Leader Team training course prior to team placement.
KLM Soccer Club would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in coaching with KLM. For further information, please contact the Player Development Team: firstname.lastname@example.org