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14 Ontario Coaches Awarded A Licences

By Staff, 10/07/20, 11:15AM EDT


Canada Soccer recently announced the latest Coach Education A Licence Cohort

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Canada Soccer has announced that 30 coaches who participated in the A Licence courses in 2017 and 2018 have completed the subsequent requirements to gain certification. The A Licence is currently the top-level certification in the Performance Stream of Canada Soccer’s Coach Education Program for senior players currently playing in a college/university, professional club or academy environment.

The A Licence comes with a three-year validity and fulfills the coach education requirements of the Canada Soccer Professional Club Licence for the first-team head coach. More information on the Canada Soccer A Licence program is available at:

The A Licence cohort follows announcements of the initial cohort of Youth Licence and Children’s Licence holders from the pilot programs of those programs. The addition of the Youth and Children’s Licence courses create three streams of coach education individualized for coaches working with children, youth, and senior players to ensure that coaches are providing developmentally appropriate training for players at each stage of development.

Name                                  Organization

Tommaso Bianchi            Markham Soccer Club
Raffaele Cantafio             St. Charles SC
Ron Clarke                         Oshawa Kicks
Wil Cromack                      TSS Academy
Michael D’Agostino         Whitecaps FC U-23
Luca Dalla Pace                BC Soccer
Raz El-Asmar                     TFC – Ottawa
Nour Fathy                         Coastal FC
Brandon Frith                    Canada Soccer
Tino Fusco                         Mount Royal University
Samuel  Gevaux                 Waterloo SC
Raegyn  Hall                       Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Nick Kassermelli                Power Soccer
Carmine Lancia                 Mohawk College
James Landé                      Armed Forces
Paul Martin                        Centennial College
Marc Maunder                  North Toronto SC
Chris Morgan                    GPRC Wolves
David Odorico                   Saint Lambert Soccer Club
Dmitri Ovtchinnikov         Glen Shields FC
Martin Painter                  University of Western Ontario
Rob Pereira                        Whitecaps Academy – London
Giovanni Petraglia           Thunder Bay Chill
David Porco                       Woodbridge SC
Larry Stefanek                   Vancouver Island University
Jordan Stewart                 Alberta Soccer
Paul Thompson                 Whitecaps Academy – Vancouver
Robbie Tice                       Whitecaps Academy
Paul Turner                        Vancouver Athletic FC
Mark Worton                    Oakville SC