Requirements for coaches and assistant coaches

Team Officials Requirements for Youth Soccer (must be validated each season)

IMPORTANT: All coaches and assistant coaches are required to register on the WSEU Goalline website every season.  Coaches cannot be assigned to their teams until this registration has occurred.

Requirements for Soccer Coaches

1. Criminal Record Check
▪ Required for all mini and youth soccer coaches in Manitoba
▪ Good for 3 years (needs to be renewed every 3 years to continue coaching)
▪ $53 (reimbursable in full by WSEU)
▪ Visit https://policeinformationcheck.winnipeg.ca/

2. Child Abuse Registry Check
▪ Required for all mini and youth soccer coaches in Manitoba
▪ Good for 3 years (needs to be renewed every 3 years to continue coaching)
▪ Free if done through WSEU office, $20 if done on your own (reimbursable in full by WSEU)
▪ Contact the WSEU office at officemanager@wseu.ca for the application form

3. Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
▪ Required for all coaches of sanctioned youth sports in Manitoba
▪ Good for 5 years (needs to be renewed every 5 years to continue coaching)
▪ 60-120 minute online course
▪ Free
▪ Visit https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/

4. Completion of one Applicable Coaching Workshop

Active Start (not applicable, no Whyte Ridge mini-soccer  in 2021)
▪ For coaches of players ages 4-6
▪ 60-90 minute online workshop
▪ Can be done at your own pace, on your own time
▪ Good for life (does not need to be renewed)
▪ $20
▪ Visit https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/collections/grassroots-coaching-education-program

FUNdamentals (not applicable, no Whyte Ridge mini-soccer  in 2021)
▪ For coaches of players ages 6-8
▪ 60-90 minutes online workshop
▪ Can be done at your own pace, on your own time
▪ Good for life (does not need to be renewed)
▪ $20
▪ Visit https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/collections/grassroots-coaching-education-program

Learn to Train
▪ For coaches of players ages 9-12
▪ 60-90 minute online workshop
▪ Can be done at your own pace, on your own time
▪ Good for life (does not need to be renewed)
▪ $30 (reimbursable in full by WSEU)
▪ Visit https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/collections/grassroots-coaching-education-program

Soccer for Life
▪ For coaches of players 13+
▪ 60-90 minute online workshop
▪ Can be done at your own pace, on your own time
▪ Good for life (does not need to be renewed)
▪ $30 (reimbursable in full by WSEU)
▪ Visit https://canada-soccer.myshopify.com/collections/grassroots-coaching-education-program

Upon completion of required screening and training coaches will receive a green coach card. If you already have the card, it will get stamped each season by WSEU as long as your certifications have not expired.


FAQs:

Q: Where is the WSEU office?

A: The WSEU office is located at Unit 8 – 10 MacGillivray Place (near the corner of Pembina Hwy and MacGillivray Blvd). The office manager is Eliana. She can be contacted by phone at 204-452-8020. Business hours for the WSEU office are usually Mon to Fri 9 am to 3 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 12 noon.  Her email address is officemanager@wseu.ca.

Q: Do I need coaching courses or coaching certification to coach recreational soccer?

A: Up until now team officials coaching recreational soccer did not require coaching courses. However, starting 2021 they are now mandatory for team officials looking to coach U9 to U18 ages.

Q: I am new to coaching, how do I get information about my function or responsibilities as a team official for Whyte Ridge Soccer?

A: The convener for your age group is a great resource for coaching questions.  You can also contact the soccer director at soccer@whyteridge.ca (Kerry Skibinski) or WSEU at info@wseu.ca.