Coaches Week 1

Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer celebrate BC Coaches Week: Joe Jhutty

British Columbia Coaches Week kicked off this past Friday, September 14, 2012. This week, Vancouver Whitecaps FC together with BC Soccer would like to extend our appreciation to the many BC coaches that dedicate their time and share their knowledge and abilities with over 120,000 registered soccer players across the province.

Earlier this year, BC Soccer, in partnership with Coaches BC organized a group of 75 experienced coaches to deliver soccer-specific community coach stream courses to educate its valued members and coaches across BC. We will spend this week highlighting each phase of the workshops and recognizing the coaches that helped facilitate them. For more information on the national coaching pathway and soccer coaching certification please click here.

The first phase of this multi-level coaching pathway is called Active Start. This workshop is specific to training U-4 to U-6 age kids, focusing on learning the skills of the game while having fun. Today we recognize a BC Soccer learning facilitator for this course, Joe Jhutty. We would like to recognize and thank Joe for over 30 years of dedication to coaching and training others in BC. In being asked how Active Start benefits young soccer players today Joe states:

“As Active Start is the introductory level for the youngest ages, this course offers a balance between classroom and the field sessions but most importantly it gives the participant take away material (drills, videos and session plans) so the coach can enjoy his/her practices.  This way the players can be introduced to the game and in a fun and challenging environment.”

In addition to delivering the formal pathway of coaching certification in the province, BC Soccer is proud to support supplemental coaching-education opportunities such as the Tim Horton’s Whitecaps FC coaching clinic.

Whitecaps FC would like to invite all coaches to join our own head coach Martin Rennie and technical coaching staff next Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. P.T. at BC Place for our free Tim Horton’s Whitecaps FC Coaching Clinic. Register now for your chance to gain expert advice and coaching tips from our Major League Soccer coaching staff.

For more details on coaches week please visit

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are preparing to launch a special offer for fans on 2013 Season Tickets. To thank fans for their continued support, those who purchase Season Tickets from Saturday, September 22 to Wednesday, October 3 will receive a special signing bonus of 12 per cent off. Fans can take advantage of this offer and renew or purchase their Season Tickets online at or by phone at 604.669.9283.