Olympic Trials in Ottawa – Canadian Deaf Olympic Men’s Soccer Program

The Canadian Deaf Olympic Soccer Team is looking for players who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to try out in Ottawa this coming June.
On June 16th we will be having our first ever training camp for those who have been invited from all over Canada to play in the Taipei, Taiwan Deaf Olympics in 2009. The training camp will be held at the campus of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Deaf Olympic Soccer Team is looking for players who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to try out in Ottawa this coming June.
On June 16th we will be having our first ever training camp for those who have been invited from all over Canada to play in the Taipei, Taiwan Deaf Olympics in 2009. The training camp will be held at the campus of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.
Leading up to 2009, we will be having a series of international friendlies and tournaments in Venezuela and Greece, respectively.
The Canadian Deaf Sports Association was established in 1963, and was the first Canadian Sports Organization for the Disabled. Founded as the “Federation of Silent Sports of Canada” and incorporated in 1964, its name changed to “Canadian Deaf Sports Association” in 1985.
The coaching staff is made up of:
Goalkeeper Coach – David Bellemare
David joined the Fury in December 2003, after six years of coaching in Toronto, where he had the opportunity to coach at the Provincial, Senior, University and Elite Youth levels.
David was assistant coach for the Women’s Program at the University of Toronto for four years and acted as head coach of the Goalkeeping Program for Premier Soccer Academy, one of the largest soccer academies in Canada for six years.
Furthermore, David had the opportunity to join various soccer camps in the United States and Mexico as goalkeeper specialist. In 2003-2004, he was head coach for the Université du Québec en Outaouais. He is working with the sport-étude program in Québec and goalkeeper coach for the women program at the University of Ottawa. Throughout his career, David has specialized in Goalkeepers’ coaching. He holds a Diplôme d’entraîneur provincial (DEP), Quebec provincial coaching license and Physical Activity Sciences degree from the University Laval.
David is responsible for the training and development of the goalkeepers playing in PDL and W-league, as well as Super Y and Academy teams.
Head Coach – Jason Whiting
Jason is a former Algonquin Thunder standout and Brock University player. In addition to his local coaching experience Jason has also coached in Korea and Ireland.
Currently, Jason is the assistant coach for the National Finalist Algonquin College Men’s Soccer Team and is a staff coach with the Ottawa Fury Soccer Club in Ottawa.
He is a UEFA B licensed coach (Irish Football Association) and a National B licensed coach (Canadian Soccer Association).
Who can play for Canada
Players who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
Events / Competitions
The full national team competes in the, The Deaf Olympics (Taipei, Taiwan 2009), World Deaf Football Championship (Greece 2008).
Needs and Goals
We have had a total of 3 training sessions and are preparing for our first training camp in June. We have seen a total of about 30 players and we are looking for more. The age group that can play internationally is 16 years and older. If you yourself, or if you know of some one who might be interested in the program, please call or email the following:
Contact Information
Jason Whiting, Head Coach @ (613) 224-9647 or
TTY @ (613) 521-0634 or jwhiting@ottawa.chs.ca
CDSA @ http://www.assc-cdsa.com/

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