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Coaching Info

Vancouver Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) is a volunteer organization and we do not hire coaches or soccer personnel. If you want to coach at the youth level, you will have to contact one of the Vancouver clubs and make an inquiry (see Clubs). Clubs often have specific certification requirements for coaches working with different age or skill levels.

 

Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check

BC Soccer Rule 21 - Risk Management

  1. All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization, age 19 and over, who at any time could be expected in the performance of their duties to:
    1. be entrusted with performing financial duties;
    2. be responsible for book keeping or bank account(s) or any other monetary duties;
    must have on file the results of a Criminal Records Check
  2. All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization, age 19 and over, who at any time could be expected in the performance of their duties to:
    1. Be with any vulnerable person;
    must have on file the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check
  3. All directors and every volunteer of employee of BC Soccer, age 19 and over, must have the results of a completed Criminal Record Check and/or vulnerable Sector check on file from within the last 12 months. All directors and every volunteer or employee of a BC Soccer affiliated organization, age 19 and over, must have the results of a completed Criminal Record Check and/or vulnerable Sector Check on file from within the last 36 months.

Coaching Clinics

As the district is made aware of coaching clinics in the Vancouver District they will be noted on our website. However, not all clinics are advertised by individual clubs who organize them. For more information on coaching clinics go to the BC Soccer Association where all coaching clinics are listed.

Coaching Development

As the governing body for soccer in Canada, the Canadian Soccer Association is responsible for training coaches from grassroots to national team level. With the increasing number of players registering with clubs across the country this represents a considerable challenge. In order to meet this challenge the Association has developed a Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Model and tailored the Coach Education Program to this Model. As a result a two-streamed education program has been developed in conjunction with the NCCP and our provincial/territorial partners that we feel will meet the needs of both developing coaches and the sport itself. Read full article

Check out the BC Soccer coaching link http://www.coachcentre.ca/

Playing Fields

Fields are subject to closure depending on weather conditions. It is the responsibility of the home team to notify their opposition if the grass field is unplayable due to field closure and the game has been scheduled for the alternate field. Field decisions may not be uniform throughout the playing area. Grass fields may be closed in one municipality while they are open in another. The referee is responsible for making the final decision as to the playability of a field even if it is still designated as open.

In case of snowfall, be aware that snow may be sporadic, some fields being covered while others are totally bare and playable. It is the responsibility of the home team to notify their opposition and Division Liaison if the field is not playable because of snow.

Check the following sources for the latest information on field status:

  • Vancouver Parks
    604-473-6206 after 1PM Fridays

  • Vancouver Schools
    604-713-6000, then 2666

  • Burnaby
    604-294-7984/7459 after 6 pm Thursdays

  • Richmond
    604-276-4383

  • West Vancouver
    604-926-6863

  • North Vancouver
    604-983-6444, then 5033 after noon Fridays

Artificial Turf Field Rules

Most division games in Vancouver are now scheduled for turf fields. Footwear must be cleaned on mats or the boot scrapers provided outside the entry gates before the players enter the field. No screw-in stud footwear is allowed (metal nor plastic studs). This rule will be strictly enforced. Only team officials and players registered to the team are allowed inside the fenced area. Spectators must remain outside the fenced area.

Field Locations

Vancouver District Fields can be found at BC Soccer Central and in the 4-District Guide....

Fair Play Handshake

FIFA’s Fair Play Handshake policy directs teams to have a pre-game handshake as well as post-game and shake. The pregame handshake will be organized by the team’s officials and/or the team captains. The 4-District Board suggests that the end-of-match handshake should only be done if both teams are still respectful of each other. Be sure to check your league manual for any idiosyncrasies that pertain to your specific league.