From SAAC’s Chairman

SAAC would like to congratulate the successful launch of the Canadian Premier League on April 28th in Hamilton and its first game between Hamilton Forge and York 9. It was an excellent match with a 1-1 draw. We would like to congratulate Hamilton Forge as well, for an amazing marketing campaign for the event.
Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) would also like to congratulate Bobby Smyrniotis the coach for Hamilton Forge who was one of the founders of one of SAAC’s top Academies, (Toronto Sigma). Bobby was instrumental in the development of many of the players that were on the field for Hamilton Forge and believes in the SAAC philosophy of Player Development. SAAC is very proud of Bobby in his accomplishments and we wish him all the success in his future coaching career in the CPL.

Best regards!

Young Canadian player trial at FC Lorient – identified at ANB Futbol ID Camp


May, 2019 (RELEASE) – Following the success of the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp held in June, 2018, a young Canadian player who attended the camp as a player from Erin Mills Soccer Club, Antony Curic (2001 born) has been offered a one week trial with the French Ligue 2 club, FC Lorient.

Antony is a strong centre-midfielder who impressed the FC Lorient scout during the camp.  Over the past few months, the club has kept in touch with ANB Futbol Academy Director, Bassam Naim, & Atony’s family to confirm the one-week trial opportunity.   Starting on 6 May, 2019, Antony will train with the FC Lorient academy players and participate in trial scrimmages during his stay at the formation centre.


“We are proud to have exposed Antony during the ANB Futbol International ID Camp where many professional coaches & scouts are invited annually.  FC Lorient has a great reputation in the French development system and we look forward to positive results from Antony. We believe this is the first of many steps for the Antony!  We wish him well,” says Academy Director, Bassam Naim.

ANB Futbol’s vision is to become Canada’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching and training.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB Futbol, check out our website at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone 905-313-8661 or email info@anbfutbol.com

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ANB Futbol … Young Canadian player trial at FC Lorient – Antony Curic identified at ANB Futbol ID Camp

May 1, 2019 (RELEASE) –Following Following the success of the annual ANB Futbol ID Camp held in June, 2018, a young Canadian player who attended the camp as a player from Erin Mills Soccer Club, Antony Curic (2001 born) has been offered a one week trial with the French Ligue 2 club FC Lorient.

For detailed information pertaining to this news release and content, click on this link and visit ANB Futbol.

ANB academy’s vision is to become Canada’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching and training.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB academy, check out our website site at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via email at info@anbfutbol.com

Congrats!!!

SAAC would like to congratulate ANB academy on their former player Daniel Jebbison signing with Sheffield United Academy. Great work to Bassam and his coaches at ANB for continuing their focus on player development. That is one of the big reasons we do this, to see our young players turn into promising professionals!

ANB’s Luzi-Rutsami and Ingram offered trials in France

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Jonathan Ingram (left)

ANB Players Adam Luzi-Rutsami and Jonathan Ingram (both born in 2004) will be headed to France later this August. The’ve both been given the opportunity to experience a professional youth Formation Centre for one full week.

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Adam Luzi-Rutsami (right)

While there, they will be training with Academy players from a Ligue 2 club, Le Havre AC, as well as participating with the club in a National French Tournament.

For the full article, click here.

We wish both of you the best of luck on this amazing experience!

 

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SAAC: IFC and FCD talk CoachCam

SAAC: December 23

In July, Soccer Academy Alliance Canada announced a working partnership with CoachCam. Since then, some of the academies within our membership have had the opportunity to use the app in their day-to-day soccer activities.

Frank Iaizzo of International FC (IFC) raves about CoachCam’s ability to provide video analysis to coaches/managers post-game. “[CoachCam is] a great visual tool that allows coaches and athletes to review, analyze and problem-solve training/match analytics,” Iaizzo said.

On one hand it helps coaches visualize what went wrong/right during a particular game. However, Frank also believes it helps drive player development.

“[It is] a uniquely stimulating way to enforce development principles in training/match situations. ”

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On the other hand, Rocky Sasitharan, FC Durham’s Girls Director of Player Development has used CoachCam to help convey tactical decisions to his players.

“We’ve used CoachCam for a couple of months now and have completed a total of 9 different video analysis of different games. The different illustration choices allow us as coaches to convey to our players exactly what we want them to see. Using video to help our teams recognize both their technical and tactical successes and breakdowns is paramount in aiding their development. CoachCam offers a very simple approach to video analysis and we’ve gone as far as to even let our players take part in breaking down the film that we have, ” Sasitharan said.

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For more information on CoachCam, please visit their website and follow them on their social feed: @sts_coachcam.

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