Coaches Information

Are you interested in volunteering to coach?!  Here is what you need to know:

 All U9-U18 Soccer Coaches must:

  • Register with Manitoba Soccer Association & Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association
  • Complete the appropriate Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Certification for the age/stage you are coaching
  • Complete Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
  • Obtain a Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Send a Picture to FC Northwest for Coaches Card

All information must be submitted directly to the FC Northwest Soccer District - EMAIL to

FC Northwest Coaches Card - Once everything has been sent in and completed, your Card will be stamped for the Season you are coaching (ex: 2021 Indoor).  These cards are good for several seasons; they just need to get be stamped for every season you are coaching (as long as all required documents are still up to date)


See below for more info on each requirement to Coach!:


Manitoba Soccer Association & Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association Coaches Registration

All coaches must be registered!

Click the LINK to Register as a Mini Soccer Coach -

Click the LINK to Register as a U9-U18 Soccer Coach -


Canada Soccer Grassroots Coaching Certification

The Community Stream courses are designed for grassroots coaches wanting an introduction into the basics of coaching soccer - click HERE for more info! Coaches should enter the Community Stream at the appropriate age and stage of the players they intend on working with.  All courses are participatory and there is no evaluation.  


The Community Stream has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train, deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth course in this stream, Soccer for Life focuses on working with players of any age. 


Information on the Coaches Clinics that Manitoba Soccer Association is hosting can be found HERE


Respect in Sport (RIS) for Activity Leaders (Good for 5 years)

Free Course offered ONLINE through Sport Manitoba

If you have completed RIS in the past - click on "Click here to look it up" and input your email address that you would have used.  You will be able to see your certification date.  From that date your certification is good for 5 years.

If the date is past 5 years they will need to click "Click here to re-certify"


Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check (Good for 3 years)


East St. Paul Community Centre Boundary Residents:

In order to volunteer with the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul a Criminal Record Search & Vulnerable Sector Check must be obtained through the Red River North (formerly East St. Paul) RCMP Detachment.  You must live within the East St Paul Community Centre boundaries to obtain a Criminal Record Search through this RCMP Detachment.

City of Winnipeg Residents:

 To those that reside in Winnipeg please follow the process below to get your criminal record check started. 

  1. Go to Winnipeg Police Service - PIC
  2. Follow the instructions on the pages
  3. Agency name: Rural Municipality of East St Paul
  4. Once submitted, please forward confirmation email received to gm@fcnorthwest.comand the ESPCC Soccer Director at


If you have a copy of a past Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to FC Northwest Soccer District - EMAIL to


Child Abuse Registry Checks (Good for 3 years)

Fill out the Application for a Child Abuse Registry Check document

Do not worry about the payment portion on the last page, just input your name on the top line

Send completed form and picture of two (2) pieces of valid ID used for verification to


If you have a copy of a past Child Abuse Registry Check that is less than 3 years old please send a copy to FC Northwest Soccer District - EMAIL to


If you needed to pay for anything, please send a receipt to FC Northwest and the ESPCC General Manager so we know you have applied for these checks

RECEIPTS for fees paid to complete steps above can be submitted to for reimbursement.

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