TSS Academy places a great deal of importance on the quality of instruction. New instructors, no matter how experienced, spend months shadowing existing staff members to learn how TSS Academy runs its training sessions. In essence,TSS Academy believes that coaching at the youth level is about teaching, which is whyTSS Academy sees its staff as instructors more than anything.
TSS Academy also believes that coaching must be done with professionalism, enthusiasm, and personality. Not everyone can teach. Often it takes a certain personality, a certain aptitude. Taking coaching courses, reading coaching materials, and shadowing peers are all good steps towards building knowledge. Having played the game is also an important source of knowledge. But having knowledge and having the ability to impart that knowledge are two completely different things. TSS Academy understands that distinction and continually works towards providing its staff with the tools necessary to become effective teachers. And like the players themselves, the staff at TSS Academy are evolving. We don't presume to have all the answers. Teaching performance-based youth sports can never be an exact science because human beings are far too complex and unpredictable, but we are continually striving to become better at what we do.
|Boys Academy Director
Colin is the Boys Academy Director and co-owner of TSS. In addition to overseeing the entire academy, Colin coaches primarily in the boys programs. A former National Team Player, Colin holds his CSA National B coaching license.
|Girls Academy Director
Brendan is the Girls Academy Director and co-owner of TSS. With more than 15 years of coaching experience and holding his CSA National B License, Brendan implements all aspects of the program such as setting the curriculum, assessing players, and establishing academy teams. In particular, Brendan has been coaching advanced female players at the U17-U18 age group for the past 8 years.
|Girls Academy Assistant Director
Kevin has been a member of the TSS staff for a number of years, and currently instructs TSS Green and TSS Red in our full-time Elite Program. Kevin is a former Langara and UVI player in the PAC West and two time winner of the CCAA Academic All Canadian award
Adrienne grew up in BC playing for provincial teams. She later had a successful career at Arkansas State University as a starting goalkeeper, gaining team and conference honors. She taught physical education in England for 4 years where she also coached various teams.
Will Cromack has been coaching over 10 years at the youth level, holding a Provincial B and is currently seeking his UEFA B license in Scotland. Will is a former UBC player with three national titles, a former BC Team, Canadian youth, Canada games and Vancouver 86er player. He currently also works in sport trying to develop positive coaching environments for kids to flourish in at the Play Better foundation.
Darren has been an instructor with TSS for a number of years, working with both the girls and boys programs. Having coached youth players for over 10 years, Darren is currently an instructor with our full-time TSS FC Prima boy's team.
With over 25 years in the game and holding his Provincial B license, Dave has been instructing at TSS in a variety of age groups. In his youth, he represented BC as a U16 Select player and went on to play for Capilano College.