Chris Cerroni joined BC Soccer
from his previous role as the Regional EXCEL Talent Manager (West) with Canada Soccer. In this previous position, Chris worked closely with both BC Soccer and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to implement the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX programme in Partnership with BC Soccer
which was launched in January 2015.
Prior to the role with Canada Soccer, Chris was the Technical Director at Central City Breakers FC in Surrey and coached in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League with Mountain United. Chris has also worked for BC Soccer in various capacities over the past few years as a Grassroots Tutor, Coach Educator and Head Coach of Boys U15 Provincial Development Program.
As the Director of Soccer Development, Chris Cerroni is responsible for leading all aspects of technical development within British Columbia that align with BC Soccer’s strategic objectives and Canada Soccer’s Long term player development model. The role is responsible for leading the Soccer Development team and BC Soccer’s three priority pillars of activity, High Performance, Grassroots and Coach Education.
Table of Contents:
0:29 – Guest Intro
1:05 – Youth Sports Experience/ Growing up
3:37 – Getting into coaching
5:30 - Coaching certification for soccer in BC
7:42 – LTPD in Soccer Canada
12:40 – Push Back to Mandating Coaching Certification
14:10 – Any online Courses?
15:10 – Increase Female Participation in Soccer
20:10 – dropout in soccer
26:06 – Parent Education
29:38 – Engaging Parents
33:10 – Top 3 characteristics of the greatest coach you ever had
36:53 – Keeping players in the game
40:09 – Issues effecting Youth Sports
41:34 – What can we do to ensure kids love the game more at the end of the game than they did at the beginning
46:30 – Specialization
51:40 – Resources
54:58 - #1 tip for coaches that are just starting out