Canada Soccer announces Advanced Coach Education Program Diploma Recipients

Advanced Coach Education Program

Canada Soccer congratulates more than 200 coaches who have been awarded 253 Canada Soccer Coaching Certificates

Canada Soccer congratulates more than 200 coaches who have been awarded 253 Canada Soccer Coaching Certificates as part of its Advanced Coach Education Program announcement to wrap up 2022. Twenty-four coaches have received or renewed their Canada Soccer A diploma. Seventy-seven coaches have received or renewed their Canada Soccer B Diploma. In addition, forty-seven coaches have received Canada Soccer Children’s Diploma, ninety-four coaches received the Canada Soccer Youth Diploma, and eleven coaches received the Canada Soccer Youth Goalkeeper Diploma..

Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Program Diplomas are valid for a three-year term.

The Canada Soccer A Diploma is the top-level certification in the Performance Stream of Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Program for coaches working with senior players in a college/university, professional club or academy environment. The A Diploma fulfills the coach education requirements of the Canada Soccer Professional Club Diploma for the first-team Head Coach.

More information on the Canada Soccer A Diploma Program here:Canada Soccer A Licence program

The Canada Soccer B Diploma is the entry point to the Performance Stream and continues the facilitation of learning opportunities so that coaches may work effectively with senior players in the Performance Stream pathway and prepares them to progress to the Canada Soccer A Diploma.

More information on the Canada Soccer B Diploma program here:
https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/b-licence/

The Canada Soccer Children’s Diploma is an A Diploma equivalent for coaches working with children between the ages of 5-12. The Diploma aims to provide coaches with the tools they need to create the best development environments for as many players as possible at their club/academy.

More information on Canada Soccer’s Youth Diploma program here:
https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/youth-licence/

The Canada Soccer Youth Diploma provides coaches with theoretical and practical components focusing on holistic, effective coaching of youth players between the ages of 13-18 including designing, delivering and reflecting on all aspects of on and off field activities.

More information on the Canada Soccer Children’s Diploma program here:
https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/childrens-licence/


Canada Soccer A Diploma

  • Angel Berastain                               Al Fateh FC (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jessie Burgins                                 Suburban Football Club
  • Angelo Cavalluzzo                          University of Toronto
  • Sergio De Luca                                Vaughan Soccer Club
  • Onkar Dhillon                                   University of Guelph / Guelph Union League1
  • Ewan Fisher                                     Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Ricky King                                        Swansea City FC
  • Julian Labalec                                 Celtix Haut Richelieu
  • Fabrice Lassonde                           Association de Soccer de Beauport
  • Chris Laxton                                    Richmond FC
  • Nikolas Ledgerwood                      Cavalry FC
  • Peter Mapendere                            Ottawa South United
  • Frankie Mohammed                       Inter Academy Toronto
  • Adam Mooi                                      London TFC / FC London
  • Julio Moreno R-f                             Provincial Ovalle F.C.
  • Cormac Rea                                     University of Toronto
  • Ian Sinclair                                       Oakville Soccer Club
  • Marco Antonio                                Torrens Club de Soccer Lanaudière-Nord
  • Jonas Worth                                    Simon Fraser University Men’s Soccer
  • John Zervos                                     Sigma FC

Renewed Licensing

  • Brian Annin                                      CISF – Canadian Institute of Soccer Formation 
  • Michael Aquino                               Humber College
  • Eduardo Badescu                           WSA Winnipeg
  • Steen Killeen                                   Oakville Soccer Association

Canada Soccer B Diploma 

  • Elijah Adekugbe                            Calvary FC
  • Talal Al-Awaid                               BTB Soccer Academy
  • Stu Baker                                        Calgary Blizzard SC
  • Carlo Basso                                    Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club
  • Connor Brady                                  SAIT
  • Sergio Camargo                            Calvary FC
  • Pierce Campbell                            SC Toronto
  • Marco Carducci                            Calvary FC
  • Dylan Carreiro                                Vaughan Soccer Club
  • Liam Carter                                    Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club
  • Wayne Cleverly                              North Shore Girls Soccer Club
  • Eli Cohen                                         Calgary Rangers
  • Marisa Colzie                                  Soccer Nova Scotia/ Saint Mary’s University
  • Mike DeRaaf                                   Cochrane Wolves / NAIG U19s
  • Michael Di Blasio                           Brampton Soccer Club
  • Damigu Djagbare                          South West United Soccer Club
  • Richard Edwards                            Brampton Soccer Club
  • Esad Elkaz                                       Red Deer City Soccer Association
  • Logan Ellis                                       Calgary Blizzard SC
  • Tofarati Fakunle                              Calvary FC
  • Will Feria                                          Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Tiffany Fontaine                            Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Club
  • Catherine Fox                                New Frontier FC / Whitecaps South REX
  • William Fru                                      Airdrie District and Soccer Association
  • Tyler Graham                                  Sherwood Park Phoenix
  • Jodi Grant                                       Cal State University Bakersfield Women’s Soccer
  • Samuel Gyeke                                 Sporting FC Toronto
  • Ingo Ionescu                                   FC Malaga City
  • Milovan Kapor                                Athlético Ottawa
  • Philip Kelly                                      Calgary Rangers
  • Ajay Khabra                                    Athlético Ottawa
  • Richie Kraakman                            Mission Soccer Club / Ridge Meadows SC
  • James Lambourne                        Tekumseh SC
  • John Leslie                                     Red Deer Renegades / Calgary Rangers
  • Samantha Loeppky                       NOT AFFLIATED
  • Mallory Macdonald                       Halifax County United SC
  • Zak Zico Mahrady                          Dutch Connections FC
  • Ahmad  Majed                                Soccer Elite Academy / Northside United FC
  • Yassine  Mallah                              AJA académie et club descollines
  • Christopher Mannella                  Athlético Ottawa
  • Roberto Mazza                              Tekumseh SC
  • Ben Mckendry                                Athlético Ottawa
  • Ravi Mehan                                  Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Ahmed Meliji                                  Frank’s Soccer Training Academy
  • Sam Migliano                                 NOT AFFLIATED
  • Michael Mobilio                             Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club
  • Nader Mohazab                             Waterloo United
  • Graham Munro                             Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club
  • Dave Nutt                                        Eastside Youth Soccer Association
  • Alessandro Pappalardo                Chinooks FC
  • Miles Pinsent                                 Soccer NB
  • Viktor Pulo                                      BTB Soccer Academy
  • Michael Racz                                  Lethbridge FC / University of Lethbridge
  • Winston Richards                          Kleinberg Nobleton Soccer KNSC
  • Jorge Rodriguez                            KC Trojans / International Soccer Academy
  • Max Junior Claude Sedmey         Club Soccer de Longueuil
  • Peter Schaale                                 Halifax Wanderers
  • Steven Scott                                   Canadian Premier League
  • Allan Siwela                                   Olds College / Mackenzie United Soccer Club
  • Jazz Sohal                                      BC Surf Soccer
  • Luis Tinoco                                     Calgary Foothills
  • Maxim Tissot                                 Forge FC
  • Frazer Toms                                   Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Allan Turtle                                     Jr. Gaels Soccer Club
  • Catherine Umolac                         Vaughn Soccer Club
  • Mark Villiage                                   Pacific FC
  • Amraj Virk                                       Calgary Rangers
  • Lisa White                                       UBC Womens Soccer
  • Jan-Michael Williams                    HFX Wanderers FC
  • Lambert Williams                          Calgary Foothills
  • Oussama Zouhadi                         Club de Soccer Mont-Royal Outremont (CS MRO)


Renewed Licensing

  • Anthony Vadori                              Vaughn Soccer Club
  • Valter Cosenze                               Windsor TFC
  • Daniel Drummond                        SPDSA
  • Fabio Panetta                                 Woodbridge Strikers SC
  • Peter Pinizzotto                             Woodbridge SC
  • Terrol Russell                                 PGYSA Impact

Canada Soccer Children’s Diploma Recipients

  • Daniel Alvarado                              Lakewood Soccer Association
  • Michelle Anderson                        NEMI Soccer
  • Aundreas Antoine                         CS ST-LAZARE HUDSON
  • Christina Ares-St-Onge                 Cosmos de Granby
  • Jonathan Arnaud                           Revolution FC
  • Amer Assem                                   SW Sting FC
  • Faly Basse                                       Faly Academy
  • Brittany Baxter                                Port Moody Soccer Association
  • Pierre Behl                                      Club de soccer Caravelles de Sainte Foy
  • Mark Bell                                         Kamloops Youth Soccer Association
  • Xavier Bouhy                                   Ascalon Saint-Georges
  • Yanik Choinière                               Cosmos de Granby
  • Anthony Corneli                             CS Monteuil
  • Franco Crnkovic                             Calgary Villians
  • Jay Da Costa                                   Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Soccer
  • Charles-Olivier D’aoust                  Union Lanaudière-Sud
  • Romain Delachoux                        Club de soccer du Roussillon (CSR)
  • Pedro Dias                                      Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Dave Diplacido                               Aurora FC
  • Clint Dunford                                  South West United Soccer Club
  • Mikael Garnier                                Club de soccer Baie-des-Chaleurs
  • Gary Graham                                  Kelowna United Football Club
  • Alexandre Hamel                           Soccer Québec-Centre
  • Oliver Hewish                                  Suburban Football Club
  • Rachid Hilali                                    Panellinios Saint-Michel
  • Steven Jamieson                           Mount Pearl Soccer Association
  • Christophe Lamant                       Venturi de Saguenay
  • Samantha Loeppky                       NOT AFFLIATED
  • Aaron Lucas                                    North Toronto Soccer Club
  • David Magrans                                Chinook Soccer Association
  • Andrea Maloney                             Coquitlam Metro Ford
  • Kondeh Mansaray                          BTB Academy
  • Bryan Merrett                                 Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Soccer
  • Robert Mitrovic                              Corner Brook Soccer Club
  • Eddie Mukahanana                        BTB Academy
  • Graham Munro                               Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club
  • Arlick Ntabana                                Sigma FC
  • Victor Ogbechi                               Codiac Soccer Club (Moncton)
  • Bill Popovski                                    Markham Soccer Club
  • Jonathan Riendeau                        Revolution FC
  • Javier Reyes                                    Astra Academy
  • Aaron Saint-Cyr                             TSS Rovers
  • Greg Sawers                                   TSS Rovers
  • Paul Schultz                                    Mackenzie United Soccer Club
  • Kevin Wilde                                     Kelowna United Football Club
  • Jamie Yuill                                       FC Durham
  • Marcelo Minhoca Zuge                 North Vancouver Football Club

Canada Soccer Youth Diploma Recipients

  • Aloysius Adolf                                 North Toronto Soccer Club
  • Nicho Agnoloni                               Mountain United FC
  • Talal Al-awaid                                 BTB Soccer Academy
  • Boris Apsitis                                    Garden City Nationals/Niagara FC
  • Sarah Arnott                                    Feildians Athletics Association
  • Lutfi Askandar                                 KO Football Academy
  • Paul Bahia                                        Surrey Football Club
  • Stu Baker                                         Calgary Blizzard SC
  • Lucas Blain                                     Ottawa City Soccer Club
  • Sam Blakeley                                  Niagara FC
  • Sandi Bruff                                      Kingston United Soccer Club
  • Jessie Burgins                                 Suburban Football Club
  • Andrew Cairns                                 Markham Soccer Club
  • David Campos                                Chantilly Forever FC Academy
  • Raffaele Cantafio                           St. Charles Soccer Association
  • Dan Capobianco                            Vaughan Soccer Club
  • Cameron Carpenter                       Feildians
  • Liam Carter                                     Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club
  • Davor Cepo                                     Rush Canada
  • Marco Ciampa                                Aurora FC
  • Chris Clarke                                    St.Albert Impact
  • John Clubb                                     Chinooks Soccer Club
  • Mark Colvin                                    Toronto High Park FC
  • David Corke                                    Coastal FC
  • Adrian Dannel                                TAFC Acdemy Toronto
  • Clint Dasilva                                   Whitby FC
  • Ryan Day                                         Kingston United Soccer Club
  • Michael Dhaliwal                           Burnaby District Metro Club
  • Michael Di Blasio                           Brampton Soccer Club
  • JJ Dowhan                                      Tecumseh Soccer Club
  • Shawn Faria                                    Dixie SC
  • Tom Flanagan                                Kelowna United Football Club
  • Francisco Font                                Hamilton United
  • William Fru                                      Airdrie District and Soccer Association
  • Jag Gill                                             Langley United Soccer Club
  • Mike Gramiak                                 Eastside Youth Soccer Association
  • Darien Hafiz                                    Pickering FC
  • Joshua Hart                                    Lakehill Soccer Association
  • Maurice Hayes                               Vancouver United FC
  • Percy Hoff                                       Hollandia Soccer Club
  • Daniel Kelly                                     Saskatoon Youth Soccer/Alliance Academy
  • Kristina Kiss                                   Ottawa City Soccer Club
  • Andrew Kliment                             1v1 Futbol Dreams
  • Alireza Kordi                                   Capilano University / Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Austin Kwan                                   Unattached
  • Joe Lamberti                                  Niagara FC
  • Tom Lowndes                                Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Shaun Lowther                              Calgary SWU
  • Ahmad Majed                                Soccer Elite Academy / Northside United FC
  • Knox Makumbe                             YK Galaxy Academy
  • Tim Mangan                                   SYSI & Lakewood Soccer
  • Sinisa Matic                                    SW Sting FC
  • Darrin McLeod                               Comax Valley United SC
  • Mark McQueen                              Coastal FC
  • Ravi Mehan                                    Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Michael Mobilio                             Coquitlam Metro Ford
  • Jason Moist                                  Bonivital Soccer Club
  • Brianna Morden                             Coquitlam Metro Ford
  • Chris Morgan                                 Alberta Surf
  • Hassan Mowgli                             Eastside Youth Soccer / Whitecaps Academy
  • Thomas Muir                                  West Ottawa Soccer Club
  • Stefan Munoz                                 Woodbridge Soccer Club
  • Rudy Norman                                 Mount Pearl Soccer Club
  • Craig Ogilvie                                   Langley United Soccer Club
  • Paul O’Rourke                                Niagara Falls SC
  • Alessandro Pappalardo              Chinooks FC
  • Adnan Paputcu                              Nepean Hotspurs
  • Mark Parker                                  Langley United
  • Slobodan Pavlovic                        Rush Canada Soccer Academy
  • Chris Pearson                                Sherwood Park District Soccer Association
  • Braden Peters                                Okanagan FC
  • Tara Phillips                                    Langley United Soccer Association
  • Michael Popiel                                West Ottawa Soccer Club
  • Mohamed Rtimi                             Astra Soccer Academy / Whitecaps Academy
  • Mark Slater                                     Langley United
  • Eoin Smyth                                      Vancouver United FC
  • Anne Speers                                    EIYSA FC
  • Justin Springer                               Guelph Soccer
  • Michael Steuart                              Bays United FC
  • Brenda Stratton                              Beast Mode Soccer Vancouver / Surrey United F
  • Andriy Szkwarek                           Calgary Blizzard SC
  • Desmond Tachie                           West Vancouver Football Club
  • Kwame Telemaque                       West Ottawa Soccer Club
  • Darren Tilley                                    Cambridge Youth Soccer Club
  • Lee Tregonning                               Mountain United FC
  • Anthony Vassallo                            Whitecaps London
  • Amraj Virk                                        Calgary Rangers
  • Vikram Virk                                      North Texas SC
  • Jordan Wainright                            Tecumseh Soccer Club
  • Matt Walker                                     West Vancouver Football Club
  • James Welsh                                   Whitecaps London
  • Jonathan Wheeldon                       Calgary Foothills
  • Gina Williams                                  NWT Soccer
  • Brooke Wiseman                            Corner Brook United Soccer Club

Canada Soccer Youth Goalkeeper Diploma Recipients

  • Tyler Baldock                                  Surrey United Soccer Club
  • Justine Bernier                               Cambridge Soccer
  • Sam Boppart                                  Mountain United FC
  • Luca Dalla Pace                              BC Soccer
  • Michael Girard                                Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Academy
  • Anthony Greco                               North Toronto Soccer Club
  • Geoff Hackett                                 Nanaimo United FC
  • Brad Higgs                                      SurreyFC
  • Francesco Leuzzi                          Thunder Bay Chill Soccer Club
  • Erin McNulty                                   Whitecaps FC
  • Taylor Shantz                                  Soccer Quest FC

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.