COACH CHELSEA

SPENCER

Coach Chelsea comes from an extensive playing background, with valuable experiences that she uses to relate to her players. With almost 10 years of coaching experience, several licenses, and many soccer connections, Coach Chelsea believes in building a community for players to grow and develop.

COACHING &

PLAYING

Empowerment Workshop Facilitator (Oakville Soccer Club)

April 2018 - Present

  • Conducting a series of Female Empowerment Workshops for the Advanced Development Program Girls U11 & U12 age groups

  • The workshops comprised of various activities (both written and verbal), with the goal of strengthening the love
    that each participant has within them, with the intention of building self-confidence, and to embrace who they are as athletes as well as girls

  • Creating and executing original curriculum including booklets, visuals, and mindful activities

Technical Staff Lead Coach (Oakville Soccer Club)

December 2017 - Present 

  • Leading the "Ultimate House League" 14-week summer program

  • Supporting the Head Coach with set up and execution of training sessions

  • Responsible for supporting the Advanced Development Program for both Girls and boys U8 to U10

  • Mentoring parent volunteer coaches

Mentor for the "Changing the Game - Changing the Conversation" Program (Coaches Association of Ontario)
June 2017 - Present

  • Part of the Ontario Government's Ontario 150 Program

  • One of 90 coaches selected in all of Ontario to mentor 250 Female Apprentice Coaches who aspire to make a more significant commitment to coaching, or who have just began their coaching career

  • Featured on CBC Radio's 'Metro Morning' segment on behalf of the CAO

  • Guest speaker at the 2018 'Changing the Game - Changing the Conversation' Gala (over 100 guests, including, but not limited to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)


1999 Girls Program Head Coach (Oakville Soccer Club)
April 2015 - September 2016

  • Creating stimulating fitness programs for elite athletes

  • Overseeing a program containing 60 female soccer players

  • Preparing motivational and educational presentations to help create a positive learning environment for players

  • Communicating constructive criticism in a professional manner to both players and to their parents

 Accomplishments:

  • Golden Horseshoe Regional Soccer League Champions

  • Promotion to Ontario Youth Soccer League

  • Fourth Place in 2015 Disney Showcase

 
Advance Player Development Age Group Head Coach (Oakville Soccer Club)                                       
2012 - 2016

  • Running an elite development program for 40 girls 

  • Finding fun ways to develop skill levels of youth players ranging from eight to thirteen

  • Creating and running individual high tempo foot skill program

  • Mentoring parent-volunteer coaches

 
Inaugural 1v1 Foot-skill Program Lead (Oakville Soccer Club)                                         
​2013-2014

  • Finding fun ways to develop skill levels of youth players ranging from eight to thirteen

  • Implementing fundamental and advanced principles of attacking

  • Leading Oakville Soccer Club’s first year of the 1v1 Foot-skills Program

 
​Education

  • Canadian Soccer Association C License Certified

  • Making Headway in Soccer (Concussion Management) Certification

  • Coach Mentor Certification 

  • Active Start Certification

  • Learn to Train Certification

  • Soccer for Life Certification

  • Making Ethical Decisions Certification

  • Respect in Soccer Certification 

  • Attended 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention 

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National F License 

  • Additional Certifications: 

    • Crucial Confrontations 2013

    • Managing Multiple Priorities 2014

    • Presentation Skills Development 2014

    • High Impact Business Writing 2014

Playing Experience

  • Played for Team Ontario 2002-2006

  • Played in the Club National Championship for Burlington (silver medalist) 2004

  • Played in a 3 game series for Canada U-15 against Germany 2004

  • Part of the Canadian National Training Center 2004-2006

  • Played for Team Ontario in the Provincial National Championship (gold medalist) 2005

  • Played for Ontario in the Canada Summer Games (bronze medalist) 2005

  • Played for the University of Louisville 2007-2009 

  • Played for Hamilton FC Rage in the W-League 2008-2011

  • Played for Niagara University, led the team in assists 2009-2011

  • Named to All-MAAC Second Team 2011 

  • Played for Toronto Lady Lynx in the W-League 2012 

  • Played in the FA Women’s Premier League in England 2012-2013 

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