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Soccer Training the Professional Way

The academy was created to provide elite youth soccer training for athletes who want to train with professional coaches and take their game to the next level. This expectation of excellence is the common thread that runs through every aspect of the BSC Academy and is the foundation of player development throughout the entire program.

By using Ajax training curriculum, we provide world renowned training and coaching method that separate us from others. BSC Academy is a non-profit organization launched in Burlington, Ontario in 2012. We offer year round competitive soccer training through our indoor and outdoor programs. Our Academy provides elite youth training programs for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 16.

Providing high quality elite youth training programs is the common thread that runs through the entire BSC Academy and creates a foundation of development throughout the whole program. From our U8 program to U16 we strive to mentor young players to develop as people and soccer players so that they can reach their full potential.

FAQ's

We will offer players tryouts throughout the year. The player will be invited to attend three practices with their respective teams. Each player will be assessed by our coaches and will be provided with a thorough review of their skills, strengths, and areas for development. Players will either be invited to join the academy with one of our competitive teams or as a sdevelopment player.
Player registration for CAF, SAAC, OASL usually happens just prior to the start of the new season. However, we can accept registrations throughout the year.
May - Sept - locations for training Palmer Park - Monday/Fridays, Iroquois Park - Wed, Tue/Thur-Robert Bateman, Norton Community Park - Fridays

Oct - April - locations for training in Burlington - Norton Community Center, Haber Recreation Center, Alexander Public School, John William Boich. Locations for training in Hamilton - Players Paradise and Hamilton Sports Complex

Boys U9/U11 - Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Boys U11/12 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Boys U13/14 Development - Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Boys U13/U14 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Boys U15/U16 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Girls U10/U11 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Girls U13/U14- Monday/Wednesday/Friday
The outdoor season starts beginning of April and runs until the end of September.
The Fall/Winter season starts beginning of October and runs until the end of March.
Please contact us at INFO@BURLINGTONSCACADEMY.COM and someone will contact you to set up a time for a tryout session.
• Two set of Uniforms for Home and Away games
• Shin guards covered with socks: All players must wear shin guards, covered with socks in order to be permitted on the pitch for any Burlington SC Academy directed programs.
• Indoor Shoes
Cleats: Soccer cleats are required for all players at all Burlington SC Academy field events, including tryouts. • All accessories such as jewelry, watches and glasses must be removed for all Burlington SC Academy practices and games. Sport glasses are permitted provided they are secured to the head with a strap. Any earrings that cannot be removed must be taped.
• Bottle of water
What to bring to the game day check list: ✓ Complete 2 sets of uniforms for home games
✓ Shin guards
✓ Cleats or Indoor Shoes
✓ Plenty of water to the game regardless of the weather/indoor or outdoor play.
✓ Sunscreen and insect repellent when playing outdoors
All soccer games are played in the rain. If is raining please proceed to your game. Only Referees (for U7+) or Field conveners can make a decision to cancel games at the field at game time. If fields are closed by the Town, BSC Academy will notify coaches and publish updates on our website.
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OUR TEAMS


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our coaches

Chrissy Maciel

Team Administrator - Chrissy Maciel

 

Nadia Congiusti

Team Administrator - Nadia Congiusti

 

Nadia Congiusti

Academy President - Mihail Markovic

 

Manny Maciel

Technical Director - Manny Maciel

Manny was born in Portugal and came to Canada with his family at the age of 5. He grew up in Oakville and has lived in Burlington for the past 38 years. Soccer has always been a passion for Manny, both as a player and a coach. After his retirement from Siemens Canada Ltd., Manny wanted to get back into the game and joined the Burlington Soccer Club Academy.

Playing Background:

Manny played for several teams in Oakville including Oakville United in a reserves league for the National Soccer League. He was selected twice to the reserves All-Star team. While playing for Oakville United, Manny was called up for games with the senior team, Hamilton Italo – Canadians of the National Soccer League (Professional Soccer League in Canada). Unfortunately, a serious leg injury ended his playing days.

Coaching Background:

Manny’s passion for soccer and desire to continue in the game after his playing days is what drove him into coaching at the Rep level. He was committed to his development as a coach and obtained his Canadian Soccer Association and Ontario Soccer Association Coaching Certification.

Manny was a coach with the Oakville Soccer Club for 22 years, starting at the age of 18:

  • 9 years coaching in House League.
  • 1 year coaching Rep level U16 Boys B team in Peel Halton Soccer League.
  • 5 years coaching Rep level U14 – U16 Boys A teams in Peel Halton Soccer League. Twice League Champions.
  • 7 years coaching U16 – U18 Boys A teams in the National Soccer League. Twice Ontario Cup finalist and three time Ontario Cup semi - finalist.

 

Brandon Wellington

Brandon Wellington

Playing Career

2011 - Went on a full soccer scholarship to Niagara University – a NCAA Division 1 school in the USA (played striker and midfield)

2011 - Invited to training camp for the Jamaican U 20 national team in advance of regional qualifying for the U 20 world cup

2011 – Played with the Toronto Lynx in the (USL) United States Soccer League PDL (Professional Development League) and led his team to the finals scoring a goal in each game of the tournament through the semi finals.

2011 – 2012 – Played and started every game in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) Professional League with the Mississauga Eagles helping them earn a playoff spot in each of their first 2 seasons in the CSL (Canada’s highest professional soccer league) and also led the Mississauga Eagles U 21 team to the CSL U 21 championship. Invited by scouts from MLS Professional Club Toronto FC to try out with the MLS team, but turned it down to keep options open to go overseas

2012 – Played in the Rijeka U 21 Tournament in Croatia against Udinese U21, Dinamo Zagreb U 21, Dinamo Moscow U 21

2012 – went on trial with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia – invited to sign with their 2nd team – Lokomotiva (but the transfer was blocked by his Canadian club)

2013 – Won the Ontario Soccer League (OSL) Championship playing for Caledon SC.

 

Marko Grubisic

Marko Grubisic

Playing Career

  • • Parada Goalkeeping Champion
  • • Varsity Soccer MVP Indoor & Outdoor
  • • Saltfleet District High School Captain All 4 Years
  • • Dallas Cup Attendee
  • • USA Cup Champion
  • • Attended Toronto FC Academy Trials
  • • 3x SRSL Champion
  • • Numerous Tournaments Champion
  • • Western Athletic Scholarship Received (turned down)
  • • Played on u18 Boys Dixie Athletics (Ranked #1 in Ontario)
  • • Currently Plays Semi-Professional for North Mississauga Soccer Club in League One Ontario
  • • Hamilton & District Team Member (Region 2)
  • • Syracuse University Trial Camp Invitee & Attendee
  • • The University of Buffalo Trial Camp Invitee & Attendee

Coaching Career

  • • Multiple 1v1 goalkeeping sessions
  • • Saltfleet District High School Junior Team Assistant Coach

Other

  • • Soccer Referee for seven years (Provincial Level Achieved, Pursuing FIFA)
  • • Playing History (CLUB):
    - 2000-2007 East Hamilton (Youth Recreational)
    - 2007-2008, 2012-2013 Saltfleet (Youth Rep) (SRSL & OYSL)
    - 2008-2012 Hamilton Serbians (Youth Rep) (SRLS)
    - 2013-2015 Dixie Athletics (Youth Rep) (OYSL)
    - 2015-2016 Epic FC Toronto (Adult Supergroup) (CAF)
    - 2015-2016 North Mississauga (Semi-Pro) (League One Ontario)

 

Bruno Giannotti

Bruno Giannotti

Pre B licence 2002-04 – 1v1

Coach 2002 – 2004 Technical Director Saltfleet

Go Ahead Soccer Club Head Coach Youth Boys Development

Former Head Coach Girls High School Program Level II, Theory Level III Practical & Technical

 

Helder Moreira

Helder Moreira

Helder's passion for coaching started in 2013 with Glanbrook Youth Soccer Club, where he also served on the board of directors.

2013-2015 coached U-8 & U10 house league

2015 Acquired OSA coaching certificate

2016 Head coach of the Glanbrook U-10 boys development team in the MJ Hamilton league.

 

Julian  Giannotti

Julian Giannotti

Received full soccer scholarship at NDC

2012: Played in 15 games for the Falcons Prior to NDC: A 2011 graduate of Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School…a five year starter for the Cardinals he had 28 goals, 42 assists in 104 games.

OSA coaching certificate

Assistant coach at DPSoccer Academy for various age categories 2014-2016

 

William Etchu Tabi

William Etchu Tabi

A Cameroonian footballer, player/coach who played in the Elite One, Argentine Primera División, Süper Lig, Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian First Football League, Iran Football's 2nd Division, and the Canadian Soccer League. He was also part of the Cameroon U-20 team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

In 2012, he came to Canada to sign with London City of the Canadian Soccer League. In 2013, he was appointed the player coach for expansion franchise Burlington SC. He coached the club for three seasons, and qualified the team for the playoffs for two seasons reaching the quarterfinals each season.

 

Akeem Amardo Oakley

Akeem Amardo Oakley

Playing Positions: Right/Left Winger. Striker. Right Marking Back.

Coach Oakley has been playing soccer since before he can remember, from the days as a starter on his varsity high school team to his present assignment with Munity FC (NPSL) in Portugal.

Testimonials

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Matthew R,Current Player

I have played for several clubs over the past 5 years and this club has been by far the best one. This is the best club because of one main reason, the coaching staff. The club has different coaches run training sessions from time to time, so that we get a different perspective on style and strategy. This also gives our coaches a chance to take notes on what each player needs to improve. Good coaches do not go easy on players because we are ‘kids’, they make sure they teach us the proper way and the smart way to play. Every player has to work hard to make the team. I really like the level of play at this club and the fact that we get to play against other rep level teams. All in all, this has been by far the best club I have played at.

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Carrie Baayen,Current Parent

We highly recommend BSC Academy. When we originally signed our son up our thought was that he would be able to improve his soccer skills, and he has, but we've been blessed with so much more. Learning how to be a team player and learning how to manage frustration are definitely life skills that my son is learning at BSC Academy. Not only does he have an amazing coach who truly and genuinely cares about training the children, he is a coach that my son looks up to. His heart and his dedication toward the children has been amazing. My son gets so excited about every training session and game, it's a great atmosphere for any child to be in. You won't be disappointed.

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V. & M. Hawken,present parents

Burlington SC Academy has proven to deliver great results in all aspects of soccer training and performance. Their professional coaches have not only been teaching our daughter the technical skills of soccer but also the passion, respect, the importance of team work and all the successes that come with it. We have been a part of Burlington SC Academy for two years now and the results are amazing, and we look forward to many more.

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Margaret,Noah’s mum

Another BSC mom and I were talking during one of the practices, and one thing we both wholeheartedly agree on is that the coaches are very skilled at identifying both what each player is good at and what they need to improve. Each player shines in their position and I'm always amazed and impressed when I watch them in games!

Remember when I told you that a few months ago I noticed Noah was having trouble moving with the ball? He'd get the ball during a game and then need to pass it right away because dribbling the ball was one of his weaker skills. I worried about it because I didn't want him to hold back the team, but in just a couple of months he was dribbling MUCH better. It was then, at that moment when I saw him running and dribbling the ball confidently across the field in a game when just a month prior he couldn't, that I realized I don't need to worry about ANY of Noah's soccer training - the coaches are watching everything and taking note on what each player needs, and they are helping each child develop. It's really amazing considering how many kids each coach has to teach!

Most importantly for me, Brandon and Julian teach with so much care and compassion. They are SUCH good people, those two - the kind of men every mom hopes their son will grow up to be like. I know a lady whose son is so serious about trying to become a pro soccer player that the family made the decision for him to train in Europe. When I thought about that and Noah, my first gut reaction was that I could never send Noah to another academy, anywhere, and find coaches who care for him the way his BSC coaches do. And Noah has developed SO much and in such a short amount of time, I definitely think BSC is the right program, I don't need to look anywhere else. Maybe I should tell my friend to bring her son to Burlington so her son can join BSC!

Thanks again for running such a great program. Noah loves it, and so do I.