Club Licensing Program
The Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program is designed to guide member organizations throughout the country toward best principles for organizational development both on and off the field. Canada Soccer has developed the Club Licensing Program to vertically align (from FIFA through the PTSOs) and integrate best principles from several sources to create a standard that is both high quality and recognizes the unique Canadian soccer landscape. Saskatchewan Soccer is proud to partner with Canada Soccer to deliver the Club Licensing Program within Saskatchewan.
The Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program is an opt-in program and it is not mandatory for any Member Organization to participate, nor will it impact the membership status of any organization within Saskatchewan Soccer. The Club Licensing Program takes a principle-based approach. Principles provide direction but are not prescriptive, allowing organizations to develop and select methods by which they will operate based on their available resources and unique situation and context.
Club Licensing Program Licences & Criteria
Within the Club Licensing Program there are four classifications that a Member Organization (MO) can target based on their vision and desire to develop their organization:
Canada Soccer is responsible for the oversight of the National Youth Club Licence, while Saskatchewan Soccer is responsible for the oversight of the Quality Soccer Provider, PTSO Level 1 and PTSO Level 2 licences within the Club Licensing Program.
Club Licensing Application Process
2020 Timelines for Implementation within Saskatchewan
|Declaration of Interest form open |
|QSP, PTSO 1, PTSO 2 applications open |
|August 31 ||QSP, PTSO 1, PTSO 2 application deadline. All information must be submitted by this time |
|November 1 ||Communication requesting any additional information sent to MOs |
|Communication regarding applications sent to MOs and recommendations provided to Canada Soccer |
The Benefits of Becoming Licensed
Benefits for participation in this program can be tied into 4 categories: Reward, Recognition, Differentiation and Accessibility to Competition.
|Reward ||MOs who achieve any of the Club Licensing licences will receive additional consideration through the allocation of MAP Grant funding. MOs who achieve licences will also receive a year's subscription to Academy Soccer Coach session planning and organization software. |
|Recognition ||All MOs who achieve a Club Licensing licence will be provided with marketing materials stating their level of achievement and will receive recognition on Saskatchewan Soccer's website |
|Differentiation ||As soccer continues to evolve, being part of the Club Licensing Program allows for MOs to differentiate themselves as being recognized for achieving standards of best practice compared to other sports and other soccer organizations |
|Access to Competition ||As part of the Stream Based Competition Designation chart, only MO who achieve PTSO Level 1, PTSO Level 2, or National Youth Club Licence will be able to operate in the Competitive Youth Stream. Additionally, only organizations who achieve National Youth Club Licence will be able to participate in the Player Development Program which is a Canada-wide standards-based league with five regional divisions |
Information, Education, and Resources
The following resources are also located on the Canada Soccer website.
SSA is proud to support Member Organizations with education and resources to support them in achieving their desired levels of the Club Licensing Program. Support manuals have been developed for the QSP, PTSO 1, and PTSO 2 levels which detail the available templates, education, and resources for the licensing criteria. Templates and information sheets are located on the Member Organization Resources webpage
. Webinars and training opportunities are listed below. More resources and education will be added as they are confirmed.
Club Licensing - Quality Soccer Provider Support Manual - Coming Soon
Club Licensing - PTSO Level 1 Support Manual - Coming Soon
Club Licensing - PTSO Level 2 Support Manual - Coming Soon
Staff Contact Information
|Technical & Sporting criteria ||Coordinator of Sport for All |
email@example.com or (306) 519-0824
|Administration, Financial, Infrastructure & Governance criteria ||Coordinator of Member Services |
firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 519-1618
|Liaising with Canada Soccer ||Director of Soccer |
email@example.com or (306) 260-9793