Coach education is key, and requiring certification at all levels is key. But what BCSA (or CSA as a whole?) fail to comprehend (it seems) is that simply attending a course doesn't educate. Coaches pass just by showing-up. They often take little or nothing away from the course because they are there a) because they have to and b) learning nothing because they aren't tested to learn anything. There is no follow-up or oversight. I've had Provincial B for quite a few years now. Has anyone contacted me to see how things are going? Has anyone observed me to give me feedback? Nope. Does anyone care if I am coaching the kids in a certain way? Just my club TD, with no support for him from BCSA to ensure I am coaching a certain way. The way he wants me to coach is what he believes is best - not what our footballing directors in this country believe is best.