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Vaughan S.C. awarded the Club Recognition Award at the 2019 Centre Circle Awards

 

 The Centre Circle Awards are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario and Canada.

Vaughan S.C. was awarded the Club Recognition Award for 2019, below is a list of the award recipients for the 2019 Centre Circle Awards:

Recipient

Category Nominated by
Vaughan S.C. Club Recognition Award York Region SA
George Bennet Meritorious Award Eastern Ontario & District SA
Rene Braendli Meritorious Award Ottawa South United SC
Rob Gillies Meritorious Award Central SL
Richard Bowden Meritorious Award Oakville SC
Tom Casey Meritorious Award Hamilton & District SA
Jurgen Klaus Meritorious Award Elgin Middlesex SA
Paul Burke Meritorious Award Lambton Kent SA
David Smith Match Officials - Mike Bremer Ottawa Gloucester SC
Lowell Williamson Match Officials - Carol Anne Chenard Southwest Soccer
Giuseppe Politi Coaches – Development Sudbury Regional SA
Rick Morandini Coaches – Soccer 4 Life Newmarket SC

The President’s Award and Brian Avey Award will be announced at the event. 

The 2019 Centre Circle Award winners will be recognized at a Reception on June 15, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel (801 Dixon Road, Toronto). The Centre Circle Awards Reception will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ambrosia Ballroom.

The Reception will offer a host bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for the Award’s Reception are $55 per person and are available for purchase online or by contacting Robyn Gmeindl at (905) 264-9390 x 230.

Accommodation can be booked by registering online or by calling the reservations department at 1-866-932-7058 with the group name Ontario Soccer Awards and Annual Member’s Meeting AGM or Group Code: ON1846

The Ontario Soccer rate of $143 per room will be available until May 24, 2019.

For more details regarding the event, please contact Robyn Gmeindl at or (905) 264-9390 Ext 230.

OSA Centre Circle Awards 2019 VSC club recognition 2

 

 

2018 ANTI-BULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Vaughan Soccer Club wants to thank all our members who recently attended our 2 Anti Bullying & Cyber Bullying sessions delivered by Paige Backman for the second year in a row. This year, VSC decided to go with 2 age appropriate delivery based sessions. One session was geared for U7 to U12 and a 2nd session for U13 to U18. Thank you to Paige Backman for another amazing workshop / seminar 2nd of our 3 series part on Anti-Bullying to our athletes and parents.

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Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness Workshop Guest Speaker

Paige Backman, a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and the Co-Chair of the firm's global Sports & Media, Privacy & Data Security and Technology Groups. She represents and works with international, national and domestic sports organizations on various matters, including cyber bullying, investigations and disciplinary matters. She is a director of the Knowledge Flow Cyber Safety Foundation and recently appeared before the House of Commons Special Committee advocating for enhanced protection of minors’ privacy. Paige has sat on or been advisor to the Board of Directors of a number of national and international sports organizations, including chairing their Business and Risk Committees and Governance Committees. Paige is also a former Canadian National Team athlete herself, will be addressing the issue of social media and the risks and consequences of it for athletes. She will also discuss cyber bullying and how to deal with it.‎ 

Vaughan Soccer REP/Competitive players, Coaching, Administrative team staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on players learning and well-being.

Vaughan Soccer Codes of Conduct: 

Coach and Manager|Players|Parent/Guardian|Match Official|Board of Director

Vaughan Soccer announces new club Head Coach!

vsc jason beckford and tony bartolomeoThe Vaughan Soccer Club is delighted to announce Jason Beckford as the new Club Head Coach. Jason will work in conjunction with the Club Director of Soccer (Carmine Isacco) and OPDL Director (Serge Deluca) in the development of age appropriate Coaching/Player Curriculums across all programs.

He will be responsible for the day to day management and accountability of all coaches across all programs including High Performance, OPDL, Competitive and Grassroots programs. This includes decisions regarding coaching appraisals, coaching assignments, coach development action plans.

Vaughan Soccer was proud to announce Jason beckford's addition to our reputable technical team in early 2017, Jason is a highly regarded coach educator with a good rapport with coaches having excellent knowledge and understanding of the beautiful game.

Click here to contact Vaughan Soccer CLUB's HEAD COACH

Click here for Jason Beckford's Bio – Vaughan Soccer's 2017 Coach Development Manager article posted on December 30th 2016.

 

Mandatory attendance for the ANTI-BULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP coming up

Important notice from Vaughan Soccer Club President's Office: There is a mandatory Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness workshop being held for all VSC REP/Competitive players ages U8 to U18 next Thursday May 18, 2017. ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND. 

Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness Workshop:
Date: Scheduled on May 18, 201 at 7:30pm
Location: Riviera Parc ‎located at 2800 Hwy 7, Concord, ON L4K 1W8 [Creditstone and HWY 7] - Map 

Special guest speaker: Paige Backman, a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and the Co-Chair of the firm's global Sports & Media, Privacy & Data Security and Technology Groups. She represents and works with international, national and domestic sports organizations on various matters, including cyber bullying, investigations and disciplinary matters. She is a director of the Knowledge Flow Cyber Safety Foundation and recently appeared before the House of Commons Special Committee advocating for enhanced protection of minors’ privacy. Paige has sat on or been advisor to the Board of Directors of a number of national and international sports organizations, including chairing their Business and Risk Committees and Governance Committees. Paige is also a former Canadian National Team athlete herself, will be addressing the issue of social media and the risks and consequences of it for athletes. She will also discuss cyber bullying and how to deal with it.‎ 

Vaughan Soccer REP/Competitive players, Coaching, Administrative team staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on players learning and well-being.

Vaughan Soccer Codes of Conduct: 

Coach and Manager|Players|Parent/Guardian|Match Official|Board of Director

Vaughan Soccer Club History

The Vaughan Soccer Club Inc., located at 11151 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario, L6A 1S8 is a not-for-profit organization that provides the Community of Vaughan complete youth (boys/girls) and adult (men/women), recreational and competitive soccer programs.

The Vaughan Soccer Club Inc. has been an active participant in the Maple and Concord communities within the City of Vaughan since 1982. The Club originally was founded under the name of "Concord Jets", a name that is still part of the Vaughan Soccer Club today. In 1986, the name "Concord Jets" was officially replaced with the current name, "Vaughan Soccer Club Inc". When this name change occurred, the club had already committed to various competitive leagues under the old name of "Concord Jets"; therefore the club did not start to officially use the "Vaughan Soccer Club Inc." name until the following year in 1987.

The Vaughan Soccer Club has been experiencing significant growth since 1982 to become the 2nd largest Soccer Club in York Region in 2012 (numbers based on Indoor/Outdoor registration statistics provided by the YRSA).

The reasons for this outstanding growth are too many to mention but we will touch upon the most significant ones:

• The most obvious has been the population growth in the City of Vaughan which is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Vaughan is one of the fasted growing communities in Canada. The current population is approximately 280,000 and is expected to reach 325,000 by 2015 and 350,000 by year 2020
• The Vaughan Soccer Club continues to enjoy an extremely positive image within the community. The club prides itself in providing the community with quality youth, adult recreational, competitive and special needs programs. The foundation was built over 30 years ago with less than 10 volunteers in 1982 and now has grown to over 500 volunteers yearly. The club also participates in many community events such as:
 The yearly Vaughan Santafest Parade – The Vaughan Soccer Club has been participating in this event since the early 2000’s
 The City of Vaughan vs Vaughan Soccer Club ‘Mayors Game’ (started in 2011 with all proceeds donated to various charities
 Vaughan Soccer Club yearly participation in the Chum Christmas Wish Toy Drive (started in 2008)
 Vaughan Soccer Club was a major partner and sponsor in the 2013 Vaughan in Motion ‘Golf to Cure Cancer’ golf tournament in an effort to harness the supportive power of our membership and growing community who enjoy playing the game of golf for a worthwhile cause!
 The Vaughan Soccer Club is hosting the first annual ‘kick4Cancer Mayor’s Cup’ game in partnership with the OSA and York Region which takes place weekend of August 30 to 31st and September 1st 2013. This event has support from Ron Smale the OSA President and Lucille Abate the YRSA President
 The Vaughan Soccer Club sponsored the CCSYR (Integration Network- Building Community Connections for Newcomers in York Region) 2013 Police Games. The club donated the facility; uniforms; equipment and provided volunteers for this charitable event. The club will participate in this event on a yearly basis as required
 The Vaughan Soccer Club members (house league and competitive) are highly encouraged to get involved with charities or charitable events in our community and outside the community
• The Vaughan Soccer Club’s innovative programs have had a positive influence on the clubs youth and adult recreational and competitive members. These programs have also helped the club achieve the OSA ‘Gold Excellence Award’ for meeting the OSA Top Standards (2013). These innovative programs consist of:
 Special Needs program that started in 2012 with 22 participants and has grown to 43 participants in 2013. The program is fully funded by the VSC and its Sponsors
 Recreational male and female programs (U4 to U18) made up of approximately 3,300 indoor/outdoor youth participants
 Women’s recreational adult female programs that consist of over 700 indoor/outdoor participants
 Men’s recreational adult program that consist of over 230 outdoor participants (The VSC will be implementing a men’s adult indoor league during the 2013/2014 season)
 The competitive youth program consists of over 1,000 indoor/outdoor female/male participants and approximately 300 adult competitive indoor/outdoor female/male participants
 In 2013, the Vaughan Soccer club had 53 competitive talented female/male youth and adult teams with many of these teams playing at the highest level of competition in Ontario.
 In 2012 the Vaughan Soccer Club also applied (with the support of its members and Board of Directors) for the future OSA’s League 1 Semi Pro Team
 VSC continues to develop their high performance athletes to ensure they have the opportunities to be successful at the Regional, District, Provincial, National Programs, Professional Clubs, University and College Institutions
 VSC has an average of approximately 30 players yearly that are involved in Regional, District, Provincial, National Programs. This is in addition to the many players that graduate from the VSC to go on to play for CIS and US Colleges and Universities on a yearly basis. Many of these players are offered scholarships
• The Vaughan Soccer Club is a precedent-setting organization that continues to invest in hiring the best possible administrative and technical resources and partners in the business. These professionals are in addition to the hundreds of volunteers that help operate the clubs programs. These paid resources consist of:
 Executive Administrator
 House League Administrator
 Project Manager
 Bookkeeper
 HR Administrator
 Office Part Time Staff – 5 resources during peak periods
 Media – Partnered with ICWeb Solutions

Technical Staff
 Club Head Technical Director
 Female Technical Director
 Male Technical Director
 Club Head Goalie Coach
 High Performance Technical Director (Male)
 High Performance Technical Director (Female)
 Club Facilitator
 U7/U8 Technical Director
 Head Referee
 Sports Science & Medicine / Strength and Conditioning Organization – Partnered with Kick’s Physiotherapy
 10 to 15 Part Time Technical Trainers (15 during peak periods)
 3 to 5 Part Time Goalie Trainers (5 during peak periods)

The VSC club has a strategic plan in place to continue to grow our current talent to meet the clubs growth and membership expectations.

Vaughan Soccer welcomes Jason Beckford as our Coaching Development Manager!

VSC is happy to announce and welcome Jason Beckford as our new Coaching Development Manager. Vaughan Soccer is proud to announce this addition to our reputable technical team, Jason is a highly-regarded coach educator with a good rapport with coaches having excellent knowledge and understanding of the beautiful game. If you need to CONTACT COACH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER CLICK HERE

vsc jason beckford 657x980Jason Beckford's Bio – Vaughan Soccer's 2017 Coach Development Manager

Jason was born in Manchester, United Kingdom on 14th February 1970. His talent for football was first recognised by his two local clubs Manchester City and Manchester United at 11 years old. However, he went on to sign schoolboy forms at City as their youth policy was well renowned and said to be better than United’s at that time.

At the age of 14, he was one of 25 boys selected nationally by the English Football Association to be in the first group of players to be inducted into the National School of Excellence at Lilleshall National Sport Centre. He was coached by the FA’s top coaches and schooled at the local high school in Shifnal, Shropshire. Whilst there, he represented England at U15 and U16 level.

After leaving the National School, Jason started his apprenticeship at Manchester City aged 16 and then signed his first professional contract at 17. He made his first team debut against Middlesbrough Football Club just after his 18th birthday. During his time at City, he was further honoured by England at U17, Youth and U20 levels.

Having made over 40 appearances for his hometown club, he was sold to Birmingham City Football Club for £150,000 in 1992. Unfortunately, his career was then blighted by a knee injury that kept him out of the game for two seasons whilst at Birmingham. After brief spells at Stoke City, Millwall and Northampton Town, he retired in 1996 aged 26 due to the knee injury.

Since then, Jason has followed a path of self-improvement in many aspects of his life and has involved himself in a variety of football experiences. He has coached young potential professional players in Premier League Academies namely Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers for 7 years. He then successfully managed Mossley Football Club Senior Men to win championships at semi-professional level for 5 years and scouted senior players for Leicester City and Blackpool for 2 years.

Jason has an UEFA ‘A’ license from the English FA and went on to be a Level 1 and Level 2 FA tutor in the North West of England. Since emigrating from England, in 2012, he has been Technical Director at Newmarket and Kleinburg Soccer Clubs. Furthermore, he continues his coach education work as a Master Learning Facilitator for the Ontario Soccer Association delivering and assessing at the highest coaching license courses in Ontario. He has built a reputation of being a highly-regarded coach educator with a good rapport with coaches and excellent knowledge and understanding of the game.

More information on Jason Beckford found on wikipedia.

Congratulations to Carmine Isacco on being named the 2016 League1 Ontario Men's Coach Of The Year!

Vaughan Soccer loads the table with awards for 2016!

vsc carmine isacco awards 2016 350x417Carmine 'COTY' Isacco was awarded the L1O’s Coach of 2016 for the second year in a row [COTY: Coach of the year]!!!

Leading Vaughan Soccer Club to success year in and year out, VSC’s head Technical Director Carmine Isacco needs no introduction, and is well known and respected nationwide. His vision and dedication to the development of our youth has been consistent and the results have followed. Carmine has been an integral part of Vaughan Soccer’s continued growth, through his involvement and dedication, Vaughan Soccer’s misson has focused on providing the very best direction for our youth players and preparing them for the next level! Having participated as well as being directly involved with the growth of the ‘beautiful game’ in Canada, Carmine continues to dedicate countless hours which contributes to the development of our beloved sport in Canada.

Our Technical Directors vision begins at the grassroots level right up to League1 and beyond, as the development of players remains the consistent focus year after year. So... when Vaughan Soccer Club loads the table with awards as well as other remarkable achievements, it is due to the direct involvement of Carmine and his supporting technical team! From all of us here at Vaughan Soccer: Congratulations Carmine, you deserve it!

Read more - League1 Ontario announces: Vaughan Azzurri's Isacco Wins 2016 Men's Coach Of The Year

There seems to be a pattern here... in addition to the many accomplishments Carmine has achieved for Vaughan Soccer Club his profeciency in his area of expertise is well known. As York Lions Head Coach, Carmine has been named OUA West Division Coach of the Year for the fourth time in the past five seasons. 

vsc awards 2016Vaughan Soccer Club is very proud of our League1 accomplishments by our men & women squads! Loading the table: here are the well-earned hardware awarded by League1 at the banquet on November 27th. 2016.

Vaughan Soccer Club feeds: Vaughan Soccer’s OPDL program - a leader in players getting identified to provincial programs

On November 26th. at the OPDL President's meeting, one of Vaughan Soccer’s Technical Leaders: Sergio DeLuca was recognized by the OSA in front of all OPDL licence holders for our ongoing efforts. Through his leadership and support of Vaughan Soccer’s technical coaching team, the vision and passion for player development was recognized by the OSA. Although this achievement was commonly known among all the players and members who are part of the OPDL program, it was great to be recognized among his peers in attendance.

Vaughan Soccer club was ranked #1 in both Girls and Boys for players who get identified by the Provincial programs. This is amazing achievement and true testament to VSC’s player development! See the attached image of the rankings BELOW:

VSC leader identifying players to provicial squads 2016

On behalf of all members, players, VSC and OPDL Board of Directors: Great job to our OPDL coaching staff, and keep up the phenomenal work!!! VSC is proud of all teams and their OPDL achievements.

This year, 10 players from Vaughan Soccer Club’s OPDL program have been identified on the Ontario Soccer Association's list for the 2016 Provincial Program. In total there are 6 Azzurri [Girls] and 4 Azzurri [Boys]. There are 3 girls and 2 boys selected from the U14 OPDL squad [2002 born], 2 girls selected from the U15 OPDL squad [2001 born], 1 Azzurri girl and 2 Azzurri Boys named from our U16 age group as well.

If you are interested in the 10 Azzurri players or other, please see the OSA’s 2016 Provincial Teams Final Selections City and Club Info [pdf] - http://www.ontariosoccer.net/images/publications/2016/Clubs_and_Districts/2016_Provincial_Teams_Final_Selections_City_and_Club_Info_v2.pdf

Players named on the list will be invited to the Provincial Screening Competition, which is set to get under way soon. At the Provincial Screening, players will have an opportunity to compete against one another and be further screened and identified for the Provincial Team. Approximately 40 players from both age groups will be selected from this screening and then work closely with the OSA Provincial Technical Staff in 2016.

At the end of the final selection process, 22 players will make the Provincial Team to compete in a series against Quebec's Provincial Team sometime in April. Attending the Ontario vs Quebec series will be several Technical Staff from the Canadian Soccer Association to observe the players in an effort to identify them for potential inclusion in National Teams projects.

OPDLLightAndDarkOur OPDL program [all age divisions] is constantly improving players, and attracting a lot of attention within Ontario and beyond!!!

The OPDL has been designed is the highest level of league play offered to clubs in Canada, it is an elite standards based league and is a direct route to both the Provincial and Canadian National programs. For more information on our VSC’s program, visit our Club’s OPDL page.

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