Becoming a Coach

The WPFC Soccer Programs relies on volunteer coaches to provide the opportunity for your child to participate in the program. Without coaches there is no program. Not only will you be contributing to your child's development, you will be supporting the community too. Be part of this rewarding experience! 

In order to ensure the safety of all participants and comply with Canada Soccer's SQS program coaches must be willing to complete the following, for which all fees will be reimbursed to the coach upon successful completion:

The following steps must be completed:

  1. A Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders. (expires every 5 years) Respect in Sport for leaders

  2. Complete online registration (You Must have a valid Respect in Sport to complete the registration)
  3. Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector. Provided by WPS or RCMP only (completed within the past 36 months)

    • If you live in the City of Winnipeg the WPFC staff will send an email with a link to complete the online CPIC application. This link will allow you to apply without paying the fee

    • If you live outside the city the staff will send you a letter, so you can apply at you local RCMP detachment without paying the fee

    • On some occasions you may need to provide fingerprints to verify your identity. If this happens contact the WPFC staff a they will provide a letter to reduce the cost and will cover the remainder of the costs

  4. A Child Abuse Registry Check (completed within the past 36 month). Complete the Child Abuse form and bring into the WPFC office with two pieces of ID. WPFC will submit the completed form to CFS.  When you print please adjust the printer setting to Fit to one page. 
  5. Complete the appropriate coaching certification for the age/stage they are coaching.

    • Active Start (Stage 1) - This course totals 4 hours and is for coaches working with players under 6 years of age

    • FUNdamentals (Stage 2) - This course totals 4 hours and is for coaches working with players 6-8 years old

    • Learn to Train (Stage 3) - This course totals 6 hours and is for coaches working with players 9-12 years old

    • Soccer for Life (Stage 7) - This course totals 6 hours and is for coaches working with players at any age above 13 years old

For more information about the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program please see Manitoba Soccer Association


6. Complete the Respect Group Keeping Girls in Sport Program Keeping Girls in Sport  if you coach a team with youth that include girls or gender-diverse people



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