Fleming Named CSA STaff Coach – Community Development

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced the appointment of Sean Fleming to the newly-created position of CSA National Staff Coach – Community Development, effective December 1, 2002.
Fleming has been the Director of the National Training Center – Prairies since 2001 and will retain his responsibilities overseeing the scouting and coaching of nationally identified players in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced the appointment of Sean Fleming to the newly-created position of CSA National Staff Coach – Community Development, effective December 1, 2002.
Fleming has been the Director of the National Training Center – Prairies since 2001 and will retain his responsibilities overseeing the scouting and coaching of nationally identified players in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“I am very much looking forward to this new challenge in my soccer career,” said Fleming. “I think it’s exciting to be the first in a new position and have the opportunity to be involved at the grassroots level of Canadian soccer. I also look forward to my continued involvement with the NTC- Prairies.”
An Edmonton native, Fleming received his CSA “B” License in 1994 and his “A” License in 1997. He served as an assistant coach with the University of Alberta from 1991-1999 and in 1998 received the Gerry Glassford University of Alberta Coaching Excellence Award.
A teacher with the Edmonton Catholic School Board since 1990, Fleming also acted as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Drillers Professional Soccer Club from 1995-2000. In April 2001 he was named an assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s Under-18 team during a tournament in France and earlier this year was an assistant coach with the Men’s Under-17 team during a two-game series against the United States. In 2001 he coached Alberta to a gold medal at the Canada Games.
The Community Development position was created as part of the Blueprint for Success, specifically targeting the need to increase the quality of coaching at community levels and thereby increasing the overall standards of play across Canada in years to come.
“It’s another major step taken by the CSA to enhance the grassroots program and to look into better information and education of the coaches at that level,” said Canadian Technical Director Holger Osieck. “Sean brings all the necessary credentials to the position to make it a very successful one.”
Sean lives in Edmonton with his wife Ruby and one-year-old daughter Jordan.

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