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Why Winstars Soccer Academy?
" Excellence in education and professional development "
Here are some major reasons why becoming
a member of Winstars is so special and important for you.
(1) Education, if you are interested in getting to the next level of play, which we consider NCAA Division 1 Soccer. Coach Graham has sent more players on Athletic Scholarship to Top Academic and Athletic Insitutions in the USA, than anyone else or any other coach or academy or club program.
(2) Our Focus is on Player Development. Winning is secondary to development. We provide an excellent training environment for our players, we practise at least three times a week on quality facilities, and trained by the best coaches who have played at the Collegiate or Professional Level.
(3) Coach Graham, our Academy Director has sent more players to Professional Soccer and currently has more former players playing Professional Soccer than any other individual or academy in Canada.
(4) Exposure, Our Winstars Players have the opportunity to be showcased throughout USA. We are highly respected throughout the USA by NCAA Coaches at the Top Universities and have the connections and respect by our Professional Peers not only in Canada, also south of the border. This provides our Players the best possible opportunity to achieve their utmost potential as elite soccer players.
(5) Our objective of our curriculum is to develop each of the four components of a player in an appropriate manner.
Technical - Tactical - Psychological - Physical
We have Professional Staff in all areas working to make each of our academy players the best that they can be.
(6) Our Standards are very high. All Players who want to play for the Winstars, first must have a tryout and come to a couple of sessions. At that point our Staff evaluates the Player and also allows the Player and Family to see our Program. There is an Academy for everyone, however not everyone will meet the high standards of our Winstars Academy.
(7) Our Program is Fun, every time we train or play games, we want our Players to enjoy their soccer, feel comfortable on the ball and allow them to express themselves. Our Staff will do everything they can to challenge the players, however at the same time allow the players to enjoy their soccer and always to have a smile on their face.
(8) We have a Proven track record. Coach Graham has developed many players over the years and has taken many different teams to Canadian National Championships and Ontario Cup Championships as well as winning everything there has to be won at the youth level , OYSL League and Cup Championships, won many Coach of the Year awards. Won the Prestigious Robbie Tournament many times. 1996 Ontario Youth Soccer League- Chairman's Award Presented to Bob Graham" In recognition of your continued dedication to the game of Soccer" 1999 From the Robbie International Soccer Tournament - For Outstanding Achievement and contribution to the game of soccer "
(9) Coach Graham has coached against Teams at the highest level, against the Best the World has to offer at the Prestigious Dallas Cup and many times competed in the Super Group. His Teams have played teams like the reserve and youth teams from AC Milan, Boca Juniors, International of Brazil, EC Vitoria of Brazil, Tottenham Hotspur, New Castle United, Benfica, Monterrey, Tigres, Costa Rica National Team, Moscow Dynamo, Dinamo Kiev as well as the best the USA has to offer, Dallas Texans, FC Delco, Chicago Magic, Chicago Sockers, Nomads of California, and many more.
(10) Our Players are all well mannered, respectful, disciplined, sportsmanship is demanded, we build character. They all have to have shirts tucked in, boots polished. Well groomed. Swearing and disrespect in not tolerated.
In our academy we put respect before results. We also pass on our passion for the game and continue to allow our players to grow their passion for the game of soccer.