Steven McDougall – Technical Director
National C, National B Part 1, Scottish FA Level 1, 2, 3
Over 15 years of professional playing experience in Scotland with Airdrie United, Dunfermline Athletic, Dumbarton, and Glasgow Rangers. Steven has made 407 Professional appearances in the Scottish Premier League, achieving the First Division Championship with Dunfermline Athletic, Second Division Championship and Challenge Cup Winners with Airdrie United. Steven holds an ECDL and Advanced ECDL from Paisley University in Scotland.
David Shankland – OPDL Development Manager & HP Coordinator
UEFA B, Canadian National A, & SFA/UEFA Youth Coaching Licenses
David brings a wealth of international coaching experience and an abundance of knowledge to his OPDL Development Manager and High Performance Coordinator role with the Burlington Soccer Club. He has coached professionally in a variety of positions and for a variety of Clubs including Greece, Romania, and his native Scotland.
Steve Carroll – Foundation Phase Coordinator
UEFA A License Prerequisite, UEFA B License, FA Youth Award, FA Youth Modules 1, 2, and 3.
15 years of coaching experience in over 15 different countries spanning across 6 out of 7 continents. Within Steven’s coaching experiences, he has worked within professional academies within the UK for 8 years. During this time, Steven’s represented a Premier League Club globally hosting seminars, talent identification programs and delivering sessions to players and coaches.
Upcoming Coaches Clinics
The Burlington Soccer Club is committed to assist with the ongoing development of all of our coaches. Our aim is to improve the quality and standard of all the coaches within the club. Ongoing coach development and education is vital for successfully developing players of all ages regardless of their ability or skill level.
Burlington Soccer Club is pleased to announce our February Coaching Development Clinic, which is aimed at coaches working within our Recreational (house league), Development, and OPDL programs. This clinic is not age specific, so is open to coaches working with players U6 and up. As with all of our clinics, they are designed to compliment the existing coach certification pathway and give the coaches additional information and experience, which will help build their own personal development.
Clinic Theme – “Maximizing the psychology of athletes to enhance performance”
Our February coach development clinic, is a presentation by Dr. Natascha Wesch, Mental Performance Consultant, and Assistant Professor at Western University in London. Natascha will present on “Maximizing the psychology of athletes to enhance performance”. This will also include a discussion on the “differences in coaching male athlete’s vs female athletes”. I was fortunate to hear Natascha’s presentation at the “COACHING THE FEMALE ATHLETE CONFERENCE in September. It was an excellent presentation, and we are pleased to secure her for our February clinic.
Please register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Feb 28, 2020|
|Haber Community Centre||No Cost to BSC Coaches|
(Grassroots, 6-8 yrs old)
|Feb 29, 2020|
|5150 Upper Middle Rd,|
|No Cost to BSC Coaches|
| Learn to Train|
(Grassroots, 9-12 yrs old)
|Mar 14 & 15, 2020|
|5150 Upper Middle Rd,|
*No Cost to BSC Coaches
|Soccer for Life|
(Grassroots, 13+ yrs old)
|Apr 25 & 26, 2020|
*No Cost to BSC Coaches
Notre Dame Secondary School is located at 2333 Headon Forest Drive, Burlington L7M 3X6.
Haber Community Centre is located at 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington L7M 0M4
|Role of the Coach Burlington Bayhawk (Four Corner Approach)||Power Point|
|Game Leader Information||Link|
|Retreat Line Information||Link|
|Policies and Procedures (Recreational and Development)||Adobe PDF|
Recreational Player/Team Ratings
The Burlington Soccer Club (BSC) asks that all U6-U21 House League coaches complete player ratings for each of their players. These ratings help to balance our teams for the upcoming seasons and is mandatory for coaches. For this to work, we need our coaches to be as fair and accurate as they can with their ratings.
This relates to how the players on your team compare to one another. The best player on your team would be ranked 1, and if you have 12 players in total, the least skilled player would be 12.
This is a rating, similar to grades that are assigned in schools and can be compared with players in the league and their team. For example: “Player 1 on Team X was superb when we played them, he would be an A+. My best player is probably not quite as good, so I will give them an A or A-.”
We ask that ratings are completed as soon as possible with as much clarity as possible. You are also able to add notes to the players to indicate further details, such as “player is always absent.” Please feel free to use the example chart below to help guide your judgement.
|(A)||Player is strong on the ball with both feet and displays good passing ability over varying ranges. Player has good coordination and balance on the ball and can dribble with their head up. Player is intuitive and can anticipate the next play.|
|(B)||Player is competent on the ball with both feet and displays fair passing ability over varying ranges. Player has fair coordination and balance on the ball.|
|(C)||Player is competent with their stronger foot with limited use of their weaker foot. Player may have some physical literacy issues such as balance and coordinating movements.|
|(D)||Player struggles with their control of the ball with both feet and has physical literacy issues regarding their balance and coordination. |
Coaching Certification Pathway
|Police Check||Customer Service will send you a link for Back Check|
|Obtain NCCP #||Link|
|Respect in Sport||Link (Online Course – Cost Involved)|
|Make Ethical Decisions||Link (In-Class Course – Cost Involved)|
|Making Headway||Link (Online Course – FREE)|
|Game Leader (U8 Coaches Only)||Link (Online Course – FREE with password: bysc16)|
Session Plans from Jordan Brown
|U7 – U8 House League Coach Clinic Sessions||Adobe PDF|
|U7 – U8 Attacking Sessions||Adobe PDF|
|U7 – U8 Dribbling + Turning Sessions||Adobe PDF|
|U7 – U8 Passing + Receiving Sessions||Adobe PDF|
|Fun Games Sessions||Adobe PDF|
|Ball Mastery Warm Up Sessions||Adobe PDF|
Active Start Session Plans U4 – U6
Ontario Soccer Active Start Sessions – Link
|Active Start Curriculum||Adobe PDF|
|Active Start Session 1||Adobe PDF|
|Active Start Session 2||Adobe PDF|
|Active Start Session 3||Adobe PDF|
|Active Start Session 4||Adobe PDF|
|Active Start Session 5||Adobe PDF|