Technical Staff Coaches

CYS Technical Director

Coaching Certifications:
English FA Academy Manager License
UEFA. ‘A’ Conversion
Advanced License U.E.F.A. ‘A’ License
England FA Full Advanced License
CSA Advanced License
CSA ‘A’ License Part 1 and 2
USSF ‘A’ License
Ontario Soccer Technical Director Diploma
Ontario Soccer/NCCP Master Coach Developer
US National Youth License
NSCAA. Advanced Director of Coaching
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Natonal Goalkeeper Diploma
Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma

Darren was a professional player for 16 years in Europe, Asia and North America.  He became active in coaching during his playing career, working within the youth ranks of his clubs and attending licenced coaching courses to develop and improve his coaching skills.  Prior to be named the Technical Director of CYS, Darren was previously Technical Director for both Guelph Soccer Club and North Mississauga Soccer Club.  He was also the Head Coach of the Rochester Rhinos.

CYS Grassroots Head Coach

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario Soccer Pre (C License Equivalent)

Jon played semi-professional soccer in his native England for 10 seasons before moving on to coaching. Jon coached both youth and men’s soccer for 6 years in England before arriving in Canada.

Jon has been involved with Cambridge Youth Soccer since 2006 initially as a volunteer coaching CYS Girls rep teams from U13 to U16.

In 2008 Jon was named as one of the first CYS staff coaches and has conducted development sessions in CYS rep system for all age groups from U8 all star through to U18 as well as being a lead instructor for the CYS House league development and futsal programs.

Jon has been very supportive of the SWRSA District program as an assistant coach and travelled to small communities within the District to assist with clinics and coaching workshops.

In 2016 Jon spent time as assistant coach of the Conestoga College men’s soccer program and has recently been appointed as an assistant coach of the Waterloo Warriors men’s soccer program at the University of Waterloo for the 2017 season.

Coaching Certifications:
CSA National A Licence
USSF B Licence
Brazilian Soccer Schools Accredited Coach (Leeds, UK)
Coerver Coaching Diploma
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS (NSCA)

Shayne played youth soccer for Guelph, Cambridge and Oakville soccer clubs and for 3 years at the University of Guelph. After leaving Guelph, he played professionally in the NPSL, MISL and the A-League. Shayne is the head coach of the University of Guelph Women’s soccer team. He currently coaches the Guelph Gryphons FC women’s teams in the Provincial Elite and Provincial divisions of the OWSL. Shayne is also an elementary school teacher in Guelph teaching science and language to grade 7 and 8 students at John Galt PS.

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario Soccer Pre B (C License Equivalent)

I grew up playing travel soccer in Kitchener, participating in 2 European tours. I played for what was then called the “regional” team and spent a winter training at Sheridan College with the provincial and national U16 teams before being released in the spring. After my youth soccer days were over I played several years in the KDSL with a variety of multicultural teams including Hvrat, Banat, and Benfica. I also played OCAA soccer for both Sir Sanford Fleming and Conestoga Colleges.

My coaching career started at 18 years old when I coached a girls U14 A team in Kitchener. I went through the three level coaching program of the time, then did the Child, Youth and Senior courses again in the late 1990’s before getting my Pre B assessment in 2009. Since then I have coached both house league and travel teams for the last 16 years. I coached OCAA with the Conestoga College Men’s Varsity team for 2 seasons from 2015 to 2017. I was fortunate enough to take the 1996 Cambridge Boys A Team on a 10 day tour of England in 2010. I have been a staff coach with Cambridge Youth Soccer for 6 years and have always enjoyed running sessions for the rep program.   I have always enjoyed pushing players to develop to their full potential while still ensuring the player enjoys coming to training sessions.

Coaching Certifications:
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
OSA Pre B
CERTIFIED Brazilian Soccer Schools Coach (LEEDS , UK)
COERVER Diploma
OSA Senior Level 3

BIO:   Born in Cape Town, South Africa

  • Played Youth Soccer In the Western Cape
  • Played in Senior Mens, Western Cape , Virginia Super League
  • Played in Namibia(South West Africa), Namibia Premier League
  • Toronto and District Mens Premier League

COACHING:

  • Fergus Elora District Soccer Youth Coach
  • Guelph Royals Youth Coach
  • Fergus Elora District Soccer Club Head Coach
  • University Of Guelph Gryphons mens soccer Assistant Coach
  • Senior Mens Head Coach FEDS(KDSL)
  • Brazilian Futebol Schools Coach
  • Cambridge Youth Soccer Staff Coach

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario B Part 2 Licence – Trained

George played in the KDSL for twenty years as well as in the OSL with the Oakville Oaks. He played for the University of Northern Kentucky in the NCAA and was team captain in his junior and senior years. George has coached for over 15 years at the club, Provincial and National levels. Began as technical Staff CYS in 2014.

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario Soccer B Licence Part 1 Certified

Henry played for Wilfrid Laurier University for 5 seasons and was a national finalist in 1987. He also played in the NSL and locally in the KDSL. Henry has coached with Cambridge Youth Soccer for  8 seasons and is currently an assistant coach with the Wilfrid Laurier Women’s Soccer Team.

Coaching Credentials
Canada Soccer B License Part 1
USSF National D
Ontario Soccer Fitness Trainer Diploma
Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Coach Diploma
Certified Personal Training Specialist
Certified Nutrition Coach

Coaching Experience
Cambridge Youth Soccer Staff Coach and Head Coach
Yongsan International School of Seoul Middle School Soccer Head Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach and Varsity Boys Soccer Assistant Coach
Jessamine Youth Soccer Association Head Coach, Academy Trainer, and Private Coach
Kentucky Olympic Development Program Assistant Coach

Playing History
Asbury University (Hall of Fame, NCCAA First Team All-American,NAIA All-American Honorable Mention)

CYS Goalkeeping Coach

Coaching Certifications:
NCSAA Sate Goalkeeping Diploma
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma

Claudio began playing in the OSA Provincial Program before becoming the starting goalkeeper at Life University in NAIA Div 1 on a full scholarship.
From 2002-2011 he was the starting goalkeeper for St Catharines Roma in the Canadian Professional Soccer League, receiving the goalkeeper of the year award in 2007.

He currently is a senior goalkeeping coach with Just4Keepers Canada while working with a number of youth clubs and academies in Southern Ontario.

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario Soccer B License

Liam was a County U18 and U21 Rep player in his native Ireland. Upon moving to England he continued his playing career at county amateur level. He concluded his later playing years within the KDSL here in Canada.

Liam has been coaching as a Club Rep Head Coach, Skills Development Coach and District staff Coach for over 9 years in Ontario.

Coaching Certifications:
Ontario Soccer B Licence

Coaching Credentials
Ontario Soccer Provincial B Licence
FA (England) International Certificate
German/Italian International Certificate (Through Trinidad and Tobago FA)

Coaching Experience
North Mississauga Soccer Club Head Coach and Staff Coach
Cambridge Youth Soccer Staff Coach/Mentor Coach
Guelph Soccer Club Staff Coach

Playing History
National Team Player – Trinidad and Tobago (8 years)

Coaching Credentials
Ontario Soccer Provincial B Licence
Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
US Youth Soccer Child/Youth Licence

Coaching Experience
25 years Coaching at OYSL and SAAC Academy level
North Mississauga Soccer Club Head Coach and Staff Coach
Cambridge Youth Soccer Staff Coach/Mentor Coach
Guelph Soccer Club Staff Coach
Bryst International (SAAC) Staff Coach

Playing History
Semi-Professional  – Hyde Town/Colne Dynamo (England)