is excited to announce its first ever academy program. The CRYSA
Development Academy will provide an extra opportunity for motivated CRYSA
players to train in a positive learning environment. Led by the Technical
Director Kevin Lindo and Academy Lead Coach Anthony Vassallo players will
undergo an eight week program which will aim to progress the individual
technically and tactically whilst building team ethics and
responsibilities. Using the CRYSA Curriculum the program will build playing
and practice habits that develop the athlete holistically. Our mission is
to develop players who are comfortable in possession, can be decision makers
both on and off the field and show respect to players and coaches.
The academy will take place every Tuesday at the indoor gym at Georgia Park
678 Hudson Road,
Campbell River, BC, V9H 1T
18th , 25th of November 2nd , 9th
of December (Christmas break) Tuesday 13th , 20th , 27th
of January and 3rd of February (8 sessions in total)
7-9 year olds 5pm-6:15pm, 10-12 year olds 6:15pm-7:30pm, 13 and above
Registration will be set up
online No later than October 27th.
to bring: Correct soccer attire including shin guards with socks over the top,
indoor foot wear and a full water bottle
the players get: A ‘skills’ soccer ball, a unique CRYSA Academy T-Shirt.
Extra soccer playing/practice time with qualified, experienced coaches in
groups that are developmentally appropriate
$100 for the full 8 week program
Kevin Lindo is the Technical Director of CRYSA, current Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Academy Centre Coach and former New York Red Bulls Professional Youth
Development Coach and former Middlesbrough FC Youth Development Squad
Coach. Kevin coached this year’s BC Summer Games Island soccer team and
has coached for 13 years. His playing career took him from the North East
of England to Australia, New Zealand and now represents Nanaimo United.
Vassallo hails from London, Ontario and was the District Coach for U11-U13 Boys
& Girls as well as a Head Coach at the London Croatia Soccer Club, Western
Ontario Soccer League (WOSL). Anthony played professionally in Europe and
represented Malta at the U19 UEFA European Championships and is now also
representing Nanaimo United.
CRYSA are currently accepting
applications for assistant coaches in the academy. Whether you are a
junior coach or somebody looking to add to your knowledge this will provide you
with a further insight into the CRYSA way on how we are aiming to develop soccer
players. This is also a great opportunity for current CRYSA Coaches to
get ideas on how they can implement ideas and strategies into their own
practice. To apply please contact Kevin Lindo firstname.lastname@example.org 250
If you have any questions regarding the
Academy please contact Kevin Lindo email@example.com
250 716 6849 but please be sure to read the FAQ section below first.
Will my child be with playing with
We will do our best to try and
accommodate every child’s needs but keep in mind this program is designed to
develop soccer players in groups that appropriate to their physicality and or
Do I have to book all sessions to take
Yes, this is so we can plan groups
Will they be with the same coach?
No, we will rotate the coaches
several times throughout the program
Can my child play up or down an age
Yes but this decision is made by
collectively after communication with the club and the Technical Director
Is this Futsal?
We will use Futsal balls to improve
individual technique and some of the sessions may relate to Futsal because of
the indoor environment, however Futsal rules will not be applied strictly as we
want our players to continue their knowledge of the game of soccer
Is this mandatory for all CRYSA
No, this is for players at all ages
in our club to gain extra exposure to soccer if they would like it
This conflicts with my practice
schedule, should I miss practice?
Due to the teacher strike delaying
requests for gym time there will certainly be some conflicts with teams
practicing. This is to be dealt with internally by your individual
coaches so please reach out to them for advice. There are tentative plans
for a Spring Academy which we can plan much further ahead of time
Is there an opportunity to receive a
sponsorship for players to take part?
There are Community programs
available, contact the CRYSA for details.