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Vancouver United FC is pleased to announce the opening of a new and exciting 2-day program for all soccer coaches in Vancouver and the lower mainland.

If you want to help improve the standard of coaching at every level everywhere in British Columbia, the Vancouver United FC’s Coach Like A Pro is for you!

As coaches, we should be constantly improving and developing our tactical and technical skills so we can deliver enhanced and more tailored sessions to our players. At Vancouver United FC, we believe that better coaches can create better players so, this summer we will be hosting Pro Licence and A Licence coaches to bring innovative thoughts, ideas, and training sessions to you.

View UEFA A Licence and Elite Youth A Licence assessment pieces, watch the development of small-sided games from U5 to U18+, see the progression from introduction to goalkeeping to Elite Goalkeeper Development, and join FIFA instructor Kelly Cross as we explore the difference between coaching the individual, team units, and the whole team.

These on field sessions will be complemented with off-field presentations on Player Development Pathways, Sydney FC’s Academy structure and a panel discussion relating to the issues surrounding Vancouver’s soccer, and how lessons learned elsewhere can be used and adapted to suit soccer in British Columbia.

Across 10 hours of coach education, you will receive:

• 16 training sessions designed by UEFA A Licence coaches
• Practical examples of communicating with your team during matches
• Examples of UEFA Elite Youth A Licence and UEFA A Licence assessment pieces
• A progressive guide to developing small-sided games for U15-U18
• On-field examples of how to coach the individual, units and team during a single training session
• A look at player development pathways from Europe and Australasia
• A panel discussion relating to the issues faced by clubs and coaches in Vancouver


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Presenting Coaches

David MacKay

SFA Development Officer & Coach Education Tutor for Central Scotland.

Brian Sproul

Kilmarnock FC U17 Coach & Scottish Youth Football Association Development Officer.

Chris Steel

Vancouver United FC Academy Director, Double UEFA A Licence Holder, & Former Professional Footballer.

Laura Williamson

Scottish FA West Region High Performance Coach, Greenock Morton FC Women’s Development Officer, & UEFA Women’s Champions League participant.

Kelly Cross

FIFA Instructor, AFC Pro Licence Coach, Sydney FC Academy Director, Former Head of Coach Education for Football Federation Australia, and World Cup Finalist as Assistant Manager of Australian U17 National Team.


Week Details
Participants:        All coaches in Vancouver and the lower Mainland
Sessions:              On and off field sessions and presentation relating to coach and team development
Dates & Times:   Friday, June 23 – 6:00pm to 9:30pm
                              Saturday, June 24 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location:              Friday – University Hill Secondary Turf
                              Saturday – University Hill Secondary Turf & Wesbrook Community Centre
Fees:                     $80


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For more information on this program, please contact VanU FC Academy Director, Chris Steel, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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