What Soccer Means To Me...
To me soccer has always been, and still is every day, the greatest sport. It has always inspired me and rewarded me with countless moments of excitement, pleasure and sense of achievement and self development. It is a fast, dynamic, technical, and strategic game which can be simple in certain situations and extremely complex in others.
To become an elite soccer player requires, like any high performance activity, an enormous amount of effort, training, outstanding coaching and facilities, determination, persistence and a strong, healthy body to prevent injury. On the course to becoming top athletes our kids will have to invest around 10,000 hours of training (min. 3 hrs. per day) over a period of 10 years. This obviously requires a major commitment by the athletes and certainly their parents.
Canada First Academy - based in Toronto - is determined to provide the optimal environment for the development of Canada's future top soccer players and create an organization that will be able to facilitate up to twice daily training for our athletes in top facilities all year round.
President and Technical Director
Canada First Academy for Soccer Excellence