Total Soccer Staff
Total Soccer places a great deal of importance on the quality of instruction. New instructors, no matter how experienced, spend months shadowing existing staff members to learn how Total Soccer runs its training sessions. In essence,Total Soccer believes that coaching at the youth level is about teaching, which is whyTotal Soccer sees its staff as instructors more than anything.
Total Soccer also believes that coaching must be done with professionalism, enthusiasm, and personality. Not everyone can teach. Often it takes a certain personality, a certain aptitude. Taking coaching courses, reading coaching materials, and shadowing peers are all good steps towards building knowledge. Having played the game is also an important source of knowledge. But having knowledge and having the ability to impart that knowledge are two completely different things.Total Soccer understands that distinction and continually works towards providing its staff with the tools necessary to become effective teachers. And like the players themselves, the staff at Total Soccer are evolving. We don't presume to have all the answers. Teaching performance-based youth sports can never be an exact science because human beings are far too complex and unpredictable, but we are continually striving to become better at what we do.
Colin is the Technical Director and co-owner of Total Soccer and TSS Football Club. With countless years of coaching experience, Colin implements all aspect of technical direction for the academy.
Brendan is the TSS FC Operations Director and co-owner of Total Soccer and TSS Football Club. With more than 20 years of coaching experience, Brendan oversees all day to day operations at Total Soccer.
Kevin has been a member of the Total Soccer staff for a number of years and has a wealth of experience. He oversees the entire girls academy, as well as instructs a number of training groups. Kevin is also the girls director at TSS Football Club.
Aaron has been a member of the Total Soccer staff for a number of years. He oversees the entire boys academy, as well as instructs a number of training groups. Aaron is also the boys director at TSS Football Club.
Primary Instructors (girls)
Greg has been involved in the game for over 20 years and represented our Canadian National team in the U-15, U-17 & U-19 development pool. He is also a proud product and one of the original graduates from Total Soccer.
Cami has been coaching at Total Soccer since 2018 where she regularly trained as a youth player. She went on to play for the Whitecaps REX program and represented Canada on the U15 and U17 National teams. Cami currently helps run the TSS FC U11 girls.
Mike has been coaching for 14 years, a number of which have been with Total Soccer and TSS FC. He currently runs the U12 girls to help them prepare for the BCSPL intake season.
Primary Instructors (boys)
Darren has been an instructor with Total Soccer for a number of years. Having coached youth players for over 10 years, Darren is currently the Primary Instructor for the TSS FC Rovers U18 Boys.
Will has been coaching for over 10 years at the youth level and has been instrumental in building our TSS Rovers brand. He is a former UBC player, a former BC Team, Canadian youth, Canada games and Vancouver 86er player. Will also runs the TSS FC Rovers U13 BCSPL boys and the U15 boys.
Bob has coached at various levels and age groups over the last 10 years. He instructs at Total Soccer and currently runs the TSS FC Rovers U13 boys BCSPL Intake. Bob recently participated in the very first offering of the Canada Soccer Children's License in BC.
Nick is a former TSS FC player who also attended Total Soccer for more than 7 years. He has instructed at various age levels from U8 to Mens League. Nick is currently a Total Soccer instructor as well as an assistant instructor with TSS FC boys.
"we believe that learning to secure the ball as an individual is the fundamental building block for player development. There are so many moments in the game when a pass cannot be made. It may only last a second, or two, or three. The player in possession must have the skill to retain the ball as an individual during those times, to evade the opponent, change an angle to find a pass, or create a shot on goal."