1v1 Soccer was established in 2000 and quickly established itself as one of Canada’s leading soccer developement companies. We provide specialist soccer coaching to boys and girls of all abilities aged from 5-16+.
Best Practices from Leading Soccer Nations
During the last two years, 1v1 Soccer has successfully delivered a Brazilian training program to our young players in Burlington and Ancaster developement centres. New partnership agreements now provides us with the opportunity to include training methodologies from other leading soccer nations such Spain, Germany, Argentina, Holland and England.
Our training now reflects the training methodologies used by some of the world’s most successful clubs such as Real Madrid (Spain) , Santos (Brazil), Bayern Munich (Germany), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Ajax (Holland) and Chelsea (England).
This new partnership arrangement enables us to provide coaching development training and support for ambitious local coaches who are constantly looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
Our aim is to provide young Canadian players with soccer training experiences comparable with leading soccer nations. We achieve this by providing a positive educational and training environment where young players follow a proven and progressive coaching curriculum delivered by qualified coaching instructors.
‘We believe that the game soccer can positively impact the lives of young people and we seek to develop life skills that can be transferred to education and other areas of our player’s lives…in addition to improving soccer performance”
Player Developement is a Long-Term Commitment
We take a long-term view of player development. Research confirms that it requires 10,000 training hours for athletes to reach elite levels. 1v1 Soccer provides coaching instruction and pathways for development that enables our players to have realistic opportunities to ultimately join professional academies in North America and Europe , pursue US scholarship opportunities and derive greater enjoyment from the game, due to their enhanced level of skills development.
The successful selection and training of our coaching staff is critical to our success. 1v1 Soccer employs highly skilled and qualified staff who must successfully complete initial training and then an extensive mentorship program under the direct supervision of our Director of Coaching, Ian McClurg.
All coaches are handpicked, certified and have a complete understanding of our coaching philosophy. To ensure the delivery of high quality coaching programing, all of our coaching staff are required to participate in continuing educational programs to keep up to date with the latest trends in youth soccer development.
Director of Coaching – Ian McClurg
Ian recently completed his UEFA “A” license which is Europe’s top coaching qualification. He also holds US and Canadian B license qualifications and is a former provincial team coach for Ontario. He has extensive coaching contacts throughout North America and Europe and has worked 3 years, in partnership, with English professional club Crewe Alexandra FC. Crewe Alexandra have traditionally been recognized as one of the premier youth development clubs in England.