Canada Soccer announces 23 new and renewed Coach Licences

Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program DirectorCoach Andrew Olivieri among A Licence renewals

Canada Soccer has announced a cohort of 23 coaches that have received Canada Soccer A Licence and Canada Soccer B Licence awards and renewals across the country for January. The group includes Andrew Olivieri, Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director Mike Vitualo, Men’s Futsal National Team Assistant Coach, as well as John Clubb, Alberta Soccer’s Manager of Grassroots Development.

The Canada Soccer A Licence 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 Licence fulfills the coach education requirements of the Canada Soccer Professional Club Licence for the first-team Head Coach.

The Canada Soccer B Licence 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 Licence.

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

More information on the Canada Soccer A Licence program is available at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/a-licence/

More information on the Canada Soccer B Licence program is available at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/coach/coach-education-and-certification/b-licence/

Canada Soccer A Licence Recipient

Alen Vukobrad                                 Unattached

Canada Soccer B Licence Recipient

Luis Fernando Murillo                   Hamilton United SC
Cormac Rea                                      University of Toronto
Alesha Weicker-Pasternak           St. Albert Soccer Association

Canada Soccer A Licence Renewals

Brian Ashton                                     Northern Soccer Academy
Boris Bajagic                                    Nepean Hotspurs
John Clubb                                        Alberta Soccer Association
Andrew Latham                               Lower Island SA
Peter Malakoane                            Surrey FC
Eddie Mukahanana                         West Castle International Academy
Andrew Olivieri                               Canada Soccer
Darren Tilley                                     Cambridge SC
Raffaele Tomarchio                        Oshawa Kicks SC
Mike Vitulano                                  Canada Soccer/Quebec Soccer

Canada Soccer B Licence Renewals

Sophie Anderson                             CEPEO (Sports Program)
Shane J Antle                                    Suburban FC
Paul Bahia                                         Surrey FC
Stateson Duplan                              Fabrose SC
Matt Lumsden                                  Okotoks United SC
Niko Marcina                                    University of Fraser Valley
Nadine Powell                                 Richmond Hill SC
Douglas Sweetapple                       Corner Brook SC
Mark Sweetapple                            United DFC

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