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Become a Dragons Head/ Assistant Coach

Everybody starts somewhere, and this is your opportunity to begin the Dragons Soccer journey with your children.

Becoming a Dragons Head Coach or Assistant Coach is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Fill out a Coach Application Form.
  2. If prompted by the club, complete a Police Records Check.
  3. Attend the Coaching 101 Session


Coach Incentive Program
This program provides a financial incentive for certified Dragon's head coaches at U7 and above who volunteer their time to coach their child's team. The program is in place to encourage Dragons coaches to update and develop their coaching skills, and to align with Ontario Soccer's best practices for coaching.

There are two different incentives available:

Above and Beyond Incentive (recommended but not mandatory)
This is Canada Soccer’s official program that covers basic theory and offers an in-person session where you’ll see demos and ask questions with a fully licensed Canada Soccer coach.  If a Dragons Coach is the head coach of their child's team, is CS certified for the age appropriate in-class course, has taken the Respect in Sport course, AND has a relevant Police Records Check, then the regular fees for that child will be reimbursed at the end of the season.

If a Dragons Certified Coach is the head coach for more than one of their children, is CS certified for all applicable age groups, has taken the Respect in Sport course, AND has a relevant Police Records Check, then the early-bird fees for each child coached will be reimbursed at the end of the season.

Follow the 5-step process below to become certified and claim the Regular Fee Refund:

1)  Complete the Respect in Sport online course (here). Save your certificate and receipt. 
2)  Complete the online Canada Soccer Course for the age group(s) for which you are the head coach.

  • FUNdamentals (b. 2014-2015)     [     ENG     |     FRE     ]
  • Learn to Train (b. 2010-2013)       [     ENG     |     FRE     ]
  • Soccer for Life (b. 2004-2009)      [     ENG     |     FRE     ]

3)  Complete the in-class Canada Soccer Course for the age group(s) for which you are the head coach

4)  If the child you are coaching is born between 2004 and 2013, complete an Ottawa Police Records Check -  Level 3 for the Vulnerable Sector by clicking (here).
5)  
Upload copies of your ALL certificates and receipts (here) by July 4The incentive cheques will be handed out at the Coach Appreciation Night at the end of the season.

$50.00 Incentive
Head Coaches who complete only the Respect in Sport online course (by July 4) are entitled to a $50 reimbursement at the end of the season. If a coach is the head coach for more than one of their children, and has completed the Respect in Sport online course, the head coach will be reimbursed $50 for each child coached.

Follow the 2-step process below to claim the Resp
ect in Sport Refund:

1)  Complete the Respect in Sport online course (here). Save your certificate and receipt. 
2)  Upload a copy of your certificate and receipts (here) by July 4The incentive cheques will be handed out at the Coach Appreciation Night at the end of the season.



Rowan's Law
Rowan's Law is now mandatory for all sports organizations in Ontario. To read about Rowan's Law, click here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety  and here. Then, complete the Coach Code of Conduct Form English - French


Women in Coaching

Why is it important for Women to coach soccer?
  • The Women and Men's games are (arguably) different, as is female development and perspectives in the game.
  • It is important to have Women's participation at all levels to identify those differences and respond to them appropriately.
  • To provide role models for successful participation and leadership at every level of the game

Female coaches account for just seven percent of licensed soccer coaches (of all levels) worldwide, according to FIFA data from a 2014 survey.

If not you, then who?

Click here to get started.


For more information regarding gender diversity in soccer see 
Women in Soccer - A Conversation produced by the B.C. Soccer association for more information 

For resources for women in coaching see Coach.ca.

To see Women's Soccer Coach Jenelle Harris in action coaching the SJCM Monks, click here.


Game Leader Program  
The objective of the Game Leader program is to allow for an improved, child friendly approach to supervising small-sided games for children U4-U6 and creating more opportunities for parents to get involved. The Game Leader program has been designed by Ontario Soccer Grassroots, Referee and Coaching departments. It is supported and endorsed by the Canadian Soccer Association.

Become a Game Leader in only 35 minutes. Click here for all the details:
http://www.ontariosoccer.net/grassroots-game-leader

Land Acknowledgement
The land of which our office and fields are located is the traditional territory of many nations including: Anishinabewaki, Kanien'kehá?ka (Mohawk), and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) peoples.  It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Gloucester Dragons would like to reflect on the unique connections and relationships Indigenous persons and their ancestors have had with this place for thousands of years.

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