Coaches & Staff

Faly Basse

Faly began to play soccer at an early age at Evian Thonon Gaillard FC. At 10, he was selected to be a full time player at Strasbourg FC Training Center. Two years later, he was selected to play for the U17 French National Team and played his first professional game with Strasbourg FC.

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After recovering from a significant knee injury, Faly travelled throughout Europe in Germany, Switzerland and England. Unfortunately, after being selected to commence training with Crystal Palace, Faly faced yet another injury and this marked the end of his professional career.

Faly began his coaching career soon after and this has been his passion ever since his playing days. For 3 years, he was a coach for the Duet Academy in London and then he moved to Vancouver in 2008, to start his own academy.

Certification: B Level license

Faly@falyacademy.com

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Ange Bourangon

At the age of 7, Ange Bourangon started playing Soccer at the US Annemasse, France. He continued his training at Evian Thonon Gaillard FC (2nd division) and then, from U13 to U17 played at the Honor League level in France. At 20, he was given the chance to play a few games with their semi-professional team and then went to play in Switzerland (FC Cologny, 6 months and Puplinge FC, 2 years) in the 2nd league, International.

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In 2006, before moving to Canada to join Faly Academy, he coached and trained in England for 2 years at the Sporting Duet Academy. Ange is heavily involved in the player development for the Travel and Elite team program. His deep understanding of the game is transferred to Elite players and he pushes them to new levels. Ange has set a high bar and is determined to help each child achieve their goals.

Ange attended the University de Savoie, Annecy and the University of Pierre Mendes, France.

Certification: B Level license

Ange@falyacademy.com

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Ibrahima Basse

Ibrahima Basse started playing football at an early age at the Evian Thonon Gaillard FC in the French second league as a striker for his entire youth career. At 18, he was scouted and trained at FC Servette (Geneva,Switzerland). At 22, he began coaching in London with his older brother, Faly Basse, and then, moved to Vancouver and joined Faly Academy in 2014.

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Ibou devotes the majority of his coaching and leadership to our youngest players. He is passionate about ensuring that solid technical skills are established at a young age. He is also the assistant coach for our Elite U15 team.

Certification: C Level license pending

Ibrahima@falyacademy.com

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Kais Louati

Kais started playing soccer at the age of 7. At the age of 13, he signed for the U13 of “Sfax Railway Sport”, one of the best players’ development clubs in Tunisia. He played as an attacking midfielder. After leaving the semi-professional youth team at the age of 20, he dedicated his life to coaching and attending University.

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In September 2014, he joined Faly Academy a few months after his arrival to Canada and became an assistant coach.

Certification: Soccer for Life

kais@falyacademy.com

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Ali Kordi

Ali began to play soccer at the age of 10 in one of the best soccer academies in Tehran where he was born. He was very enthusiastic in playing soccer and could improve his playing level in less than 2 years.

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He played for some clubs from U13 to U19 in Tehran and after that he continued playing soccer as an adult semi-professional player. He played for some Adult clubs in Tehran before accepting at university in Physiology and Sport Science. Graduating from university gave him a chance to think about his dream to become a professional soccer coach.

In 2013, he got his international C Level coaching license from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in Iran. Right after gaining his coaching license, he successfully joined to Shahin-Mehr Academy which is one of the well-known football academies in Tehran and started his coaching career with working as a U10 team head coach. Before moving to Vancouver, he was working as an assistant coach for 4 years in U17 and U19 in Tehran Premier League and 1st division which is the highest youth level of Iranian soccer. Briefly describing about his characteristics, he is Conscientious and passionate about the improvement of his team members. He enjoys of promoting technical skills of them as well.

Certification: C Level License

ali@falyacademy.com

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Lukas Straut

Lukas has always been an athlete playing football since he was 3. As well, growing up into his teens he was involved in Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, and Rugby. While playing football he transitioned from an outfield player to being a goalkeeper at the age of 10.

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Throughout his youth career he grew up playing in North Delta at their Metro level before the advent of HPL or most academies. He then played university football whilst pursuing a degree in Business Management on scholarship at the University of Victoria. Later, after hard work and dedication his football aspirations came to fruition as he ended up playing in Germany for 5th division club TSV Meersbusch under the coaching of now Director of Bundesliga club FK Nurnberg; Robert Palikuca.  Afterwards he had an opportunity playing on a temporary contract within the club FK Kaiserslautern in 2.Bundesliga at only 20 years old.  Fast-forward and Lukas then ends up in the Baltics bouncing around from Fk Jelgava Latvia to Utena Utenis in Lithuania until finally ending up with a bout in Latvian club FK Auda. Lukas had the top saves to goals ratio in the league during his tenure.  This had led him to be up for transfer to Italian club Sudetirol but unfortunately his transfer was cancelled after breaking his arm in a league match.

He has recovered in Canada and is ready to dedicate his time to the goals and goalkeepers of Faly academy. He has a personal vested interest in getting goalkeepers the coaching they deserve and creating a European style program to progress players upwards to their athletic goals. Lukas works closely with fitness professionals and aims to also transfer that knowledge he has gained into his coaching for on and off the field use.

lukas@falyacademy.com

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Davide Dallavalle

Davide started playing in the very early years of his life and at the age of 13. He was recruited by Fiorenzuola F.C., one of the major clubs dedicated to the development of young professional soccer players in Italy. He played in the attacking midfielder role.

For the seasons from 2001 to 2005 he joined the Modena FC team to be part of the “Primavera” team, the junior professional division of the club. He also attended practices and games with the first team and shortly joined the SERIE A games.

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During this same time frame he was also part if the U16 Italian National Team and attended various tournaments and events like the “Carnival Cup” in Viareggio, Italy.

In 2005 he was temporarily transferred to Carpi F.C. Serie C. He was one of the young rising stars during those years but with heartbreak he had to retire from professional soccer due to health issues in 2006.

Davide continued playing in minor leagues as his passion for this sport led him to overcome some of his health issues. He began his coaching career in 2007 for smaller clubs following his strong belief and passion for this sport and ensuring that young players learn the right technical skills in order to succeed in this sport.

At the beginning of 2019 he moved to Vancouver with his wife and joined Faly Academy as a coach, making soccer his full-time activity.

BCSA Certifications: Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train

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Freddy Zabarel

Freddy started football at the early age of 7 for the Picardy Football League in Amiens, France. He played high level until the age of 18 then went on to PSG (Paris Saint Germain) for 3 seasons with the DH team in the Ligue De Paris Ile-de-France. Following an injury, Freddy moved to another Paris region club at US Villejuif for 1 season.

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Subsequently, Freddy left for Guadeloupe Football Team (French Caribbean island) for 1 season, before returning to Vitry Sur Seine where he played until June 2019.

As a coach, Freddy started training players at club du SC Saint just for two seasons between the age 16 and 18 then went to coaching privately until the age of 25. At the age of 28, he resumed coaching at a club in the Paris region in the city of Vitry sur Seine at ES Vitry for 3 seasons. Freddy was in charge of the u10 u11 category along with a U15 team for 2 seasons. Freddy also coached a woman’s U16 team for 1 season here.

Freddy moved to CFFP (the Paris Football Training Center) and was responsible for the U10 category. He was coaching the 2008 age group for two seasons. During the second season at CFFP, he developed special offensive training sessions for U14 to U17.

Freddy has joined Faly Academy in the 2019/2020 season as the U11 Coach and Assistant Coach for other age groups including the U17 and U21 Elite teams.

BCSA Certifications: Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train

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Matthew Bennett

Matthew managed and tracked the health and mental well being of approximately 80 players during our summer 2017 European trip.

Matthew is the owner of Active Solutions Medicine in Vancouver, BC and founder and President of Bennett’s Choice.

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He has been an active in Sports Therapy for many professional teams: Toronto FC Academy, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Toronto Argos Football Club. He attained BaHSC (Athletic Therapy 2007) from the Sheridan Institute and his ND in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2014). He also has a Dip. Ap in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University (2007).

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Sean Campbell

The Academy is excited to announce the formal involvement and collaboration with Sean Campbell, owner and founder of Cypress Physiotherapy & Health.

Sean is a physical therapist, educator and Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation Consultant.

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He has been involved in elite sport for more than 25 years. His competitive career highlights included the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, a Pan American Games gold medal and eight National Championships in field hockey.

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