BC Soccer Announces Full Membership Ability for Private Soccer Organizations

We are extremely excited to announce that at BC Soccer’s AGM meeting on Nov 5, 2020, a historic vote took place that positively benefits all soccer academies in the Province of British Columbia.

BC Soccer has officially passed a motion allowing for ‘for-profit’ soccer organizations, like Faly Academy, to join the Association as full members. It’s been an extremely long road to achieve this vote and all the coaches at the academy want to thank the group of parents who have worked diligently behind the scenes over the past 5 years on the behalf of FA to gain support within the entire B.C. soccer community.

You will likely have many questions regarding when we will actually be officially a part of the local leagues.  As you can imagine, there is a lot of work to do in order to ensure a successful official season. The deadline for all leagues to include ‘for-profit’ organizations is fall of 2022. There may be opportunities to enter a league earlier which we will continue to look into for our Academy.

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BC Soccer Announces Faly Academy’s Achievement of Charter Membership Status

Faly Academy is honoured to have recently received the Standard One Club Charter status from BC Soccer. It is the highest standard of membership for a soccer academy in BC, and we gratefully thank BC Soccer for its guidance during the process. To achieve Charter Status, organizations are asked to complete a series of mandates in the governance, administration, and technical aspects of their operation, with the aim of providing best practices to their members.  In addition to realizing higher standards for players, coaches, referees and parents, BC Soccer offers Charter members additional support and recognition.

Among the Charter criteria, is mandatory criminal record checks for every single coach and team official, along with adherence to Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development stages.  BC Soccer visits each club that opts into the program to help them plan and work toward achieving all the standards outlined.

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Faly Academy Announces Associate Membership with BC Soccer

Faly Academy is pleased to announce that we are officially Associate Members of BC Soccer.

This membership will enable Faly Academy to participate in all tournaments within our province and across Canada, and schedule friendly games with any BC Soccer member teams.

There are many exciting changes on the horizon for soccer in Canada and British Columbia and as an Academy that strives to ensure excellence in soccer development in this country, we’re excited about this new partnership and look forward to a very positive future with both BC Soccer and Canada Soccer.

Technical Director Attains Canada Soccer National B Coaching License

Faly Academy’s Technical Director, Faly Basse, has successfully attained his Canada Soccer National B Coaching License.

Faly proudly joins the ranks of a select number of Canadian soccer coaches that have this level of coaching certification. In 2019, Faly plans to begin the rigorous and challenging certification process towards achieving his National A license.

New Partnership Launched with Options Solutions For Faly Academy Players

As part of Faly Academy’s Elite Athlete program, Faly Academy has partnered with Options Solutions to provide our academy’s Elite players with complimentary educational workshops regarding the recruitment process in Canada and the United States.

On October 17th, 2018, Melinda Giampietro, President of Options Solutions, presented an extremely informative workshop which explored the truths and myths of recruitment, academic preparation, the new NCAA rules, and recruitment timelines. Melinda pinpointed the critical steps required to help ensure that our athletes get themselves “on the board” and “seen” by U.S. and Canadian coaches. Melinda will be connecting with our athletes once again this season. Visit Options Solutions website here.

Sean Campbell joins the Academy as the Director of Sports Health

Sean has been involved in elite sport for more than 25 years as an athlete, therapist and Performance Consultant. His competitive career highlights included the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, a Pan American Games gold medal and eight National Championships in field hockey. Sean, owner of Cypress Health and Physiotherapy, currently works as an Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation Consultant.

Faly Academy Joins Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC)

Faly Academy is now a member of Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC). SAAC was established in 2005, with a vision to develop world class soccer players in Canada on a continual and systematic basis by providing our members with the best-in-class training, facilities and competition. In the past nine years, Academy graduates have gone on to professional careers, trials overseas, NCAA scholarships and Canadian Universities.