Who We Are

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 run by a volunteer board of Directors. Affiliated with Canada Soccer, Ontario Soccer, WRSL, and SWRSA. Committed to developing player’s technical soccer skills, as well as their sportsmanship, through offering a variety of programs. Offer indoor and outdoor soccer programs for recreational and competitive teams. Host the Cambridge Heritage Tournament for competitive soccer clubs age 13-18.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide organized soccer for the children of Cambridge.

OBJECTIVES

To promote and develop the game of soccer within its boundaries, and to help individuals to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.

The purpose of this site is to provide league and club information for parents, coaches, players, and referees of CYS. In the event of any discrepancies with information provided on this site and that of the CYS clubhouse, the information of the CYS clubhouse will be final.

Awards

Ontario Soccer Club Excellence
Gold Standard 2017
Ontario Soccer Club Excellence
Gold Standard 2015
Ontario Soccer Club Excellence
Silver Standard 2013
Ontario Soccer Club Excellence
Bronze Standard 2011

Staff

Derek Bridgman

derek@cambridgesoccer.ca

Tel: +1 (519) 653-8800 x 101

Darren Tilley

tilleytechnicaldirector@cambridgesoccer.ca

Tel: +1 (519) 653-8800 x 102

Cell: +1 (519) 277-1121

Jon Morgan

grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca

Tel: +1 (519) 653-8800 x 106

Cell: +1 (519) 277-0325

Kaela Ponte

clubhouse@cambridgesoccer.ca

Tel: +1 (519) 653-8800 x 104

Christine Griffths

christine@cambridgesoccer.ca

Tel: +1 (519) 653-8800 x 103

Board of Directors

Dave McGoldrick

president@cambridgesoccer.ca

About Dave:
I have been actively involved with Cambridge Youth Soccer since 1999. Currently serving as the President of Cambridge Youth Soccer since 2016. I have also held the positions of Vice-President 2013-2015, Executive Secretary 2012-2013, Equipment Director 2010-2012 and House League Director 2008-2010. I have coached both House League and Travel Teams for over 15 years winning titles with the Travel Teams in 2009, 2012 and 2015 with the Woolwich Wolfpack. One of the things I’m most proud of being part of CYS, is my daughter Hayley and I helped design/create the Cambridge United Logo for all our travels teams back in 2012.

I also have coached Travel basketball for 10 years winning a Bronze medal at the Ontario Basketball Association finals in 2010 with the Waterloo Wildhawks and back to back Gold Medals with the Cambridge Centaurs in 2012&2013.

Watching kids enjoy sports is the reason I stay involved. I love all sports, but of all sports, my favorite is College Football and cheering on my beloved “Ohio State Buckeyes.”

 Tony Bellissimo

vicepresident@cambridgesoccer.ca

About Tony:
3 years house league director
7 years competitive director
2 years vice president

Nik Chhelavda

treasurer@cambridgesoccer.ca

Holly Pierre

secretary@cambridgesoccer.ca

About Holly:
I have been a house league coach with CYS for the last 4 years starting in 2014.  I have coached for both the indoor and outdoor house soccer leagues.  I’m wishing to be more of a part in helping shape the game of soccer at CYS.

On a professional level, I have been an accountant for over 10 years and currently work for a not for profit organization, Parents for Community Living.  I have worked for other not for profit organizations in the community health care sector. I currently assist with the Wellness Committee at Parents for Community Living.

Charlie Vella

competitive@cambridgesoccer.ca

About Charlie:
Played for 40 years
Cys coach 5 years
1st year on board of directors

Frank Rocha

seniorhouseleague@cambridgesoccer.ca

Chris Ramsay

juniorhouseleague@cambridgesoccer.ca

Jennifer Vastagh

equipment@cambridgesoccer.ca

About Jennifer:
I have been actively involved with CYS for more than 5 years, both as a Game Leader for Indoor/Outdoor House League U5-U8 as well as my current position as Head Coach of the U9 Girls Target Squad. I have worked diligently over the last few years acquiring the required Coach training at both the Fundamentals and Learn to Train levels, in addition to supplementary workshops through both Ontario Soccer and Sport for Life.  I look forward to someday completing my C License, and welcome the challenge!

Personally, my career involves supporting students as an Educator with a focus in Special Education, Health and Physical Education and Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment. These areas of expertise fit very nicely when supporting and advocating for our players in the area of Physical Literacy, Fundamental Movement Skills, and Grassroots soccer.  I take pride in my daughters, who currently play for Competitive Teams within CYS, and my husband who offers endless encouragement; all 3 are my motivation and support with any new endeavor.

My Purpose for joining the Board is to offer a personal and professional perspective when advocating and supporting the retention, development and support for our female players, as well as female coaches. I hope to help young female players build confidence, develop skills and fall in love with Soccer!

It is a privilege to have this opportunity with Cambridge Youth Soccer, and I will commit to bring a collaborative effort and equitable voice when supporting our club.

Peter Stachowiak

indoor@cambridgesoccer.ca