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Coaching Team

Elite Soccer Development Coaching Team

The ESD athletic trainers are a highly qualified team who work together to provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge soccer programs in a positive and motivating training environment. Every athlete will have the knowledge of this entire team assisting them in attaining their goals. The ESD team utilizes scientifically supported methods to help athletes attain their maximum levels. By following the adapted motto “train like a pro”, the ESD will give every athlete the best opportunity to reach their potential; which in turn will offer opportunities for scholarship preparation and networking.

CLAYTON ROSARIO

TUUKKA SALONEN

CALVIN ROSARIO

AKUSTI SALONEN

THIAGO SILVA RIVELA

ANDRE PACHECO

Founder | President | Technical Director

  • 22 Years coaching experience from grass roots to competitive.
  • Technical specialist of the Dutch and French training methods
  • Produced training DVD “Train Like A Pro” Building the complete Soccer Athlete. www.soccerathletics.com
  • 8 times League Champion in OYSL , Central, and South Region Soccer League
  • Won over 70 Tournaments including the Robbie International, USA Cup and Central League U11 Little World Cup.
  • Established 5 free after school programs in the GTA for Nourish and Develop the Children Foundation.
  • Set up youth player development and scouting program for Glenshields SC and Kleinburg SC
  • Technical director for North Scarborough SC and Armour Heights SC
  • Launched first French International Camp in Toronto 2008
  • Formed Shooting Stars Soccer International in 2006. Full service Soccer Corporation. Leaders in placing Canadian talent overseas. Now Elite Soccer Development.
  • Consulted for clubs such as Georgetown SC, Woodbridge SC
  • Visited formation Centres of OGC Nice & Lille and Manchester UTD training centre

U11/ U14 Academy Head Coach

Tuukka has been with Elite since January 2012 when he moved to Canada with his wife and 3 boys. He played Striker/Defensive Midfield as a professional for over 14 years.  After retiring Tuukka was trained in coaching and as a Fitness and Agility Expert at Schalke 04.

Achievements (player)

  • 2001 – 2002 Top goal scorer of the league Oberliga Südwest
  • Only Finnish soccer player to be a top scorer in a German league
  • 1998 Second round in UEFA Cup with TPS Turku
  • 1996 Finnish First league Third place
  • 1996 Finnish Cup Final HJK – TPS
  • 1995 & 1996 Finnish U20 Champion
  • 1994 Finnish U17 Third place

Achievements (coach)

  • 2011 KFC Uerdingen 05 U23 League Championship
  • 3 successful soccer camp trips organized to Germany
  • Diplomas/Licences
  • Degree in Sport & Fitness Management
  • USSF E Licence
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports

Experience (player)

  • 2006 – End of career KFC Uerdingen 05, Oberliga Nordrhein
  • 2005 – 2006 Chemnitzer F.C., Regionalliga Nord
  • 2004 – 2005 1. SC Feucht, Regionalliga Süd
  • 2002 – 2004 FSV Frankfurt, Oberliga Hessen
  • 2001 – 2002 Eintracht Bad Kreuznach, Oberliga Südwest
  • 2000 – 2001 SV Elversberg, Regionalliga Süd
  • 2000 1899 TSG Hoffenheim, Verbandsliga Baden-Württemberg
  • 1998 – 2000 TPS Turku, Finnish Veikkausliiga
  • 1997 Hanko IK, Finnish First Division
  • 1996 TPS Turku, Finnish Veikkausliiga

Experience (coach)

  • 2012 – current U11/ U14 Elite Niagara Soccer Academy Head Coach
  • 2012- 2013 Roma Wolves CSL Strength & Conditioning Coach / Assistant Coach

High Performance Technical Coach

  • Calvin Rosario started playing soccer in Brampton since the age of 4. He had a successful youth career playing competitive soccer at the highest level in the South Region Soccer League and OYSL for Caledon, Woodbridge and Mississauga SC.
  • He has 8 league championships to his honours and won over 70 tournaments in his playing career.
  • Calvin has also traveled to many tournaments abroad in Italy, USA, Portugal, France and the UK and gained much experience and knowledge.
  • Highlights of his youth career was winning the U10 Robbie International for Caledon against North Scarborough power house featuring Jonathan Deguzman, winning U11 Schwan’s USA Cup and playing U10 Caledon vs Uruguay in front of 19,000 people at Varsity stadium half time friendly when Parma played CNSL All Stars.
  • Calvin also had a 6 week trial for Fulham FC in the UK at age 15. Unfortunately size was against him as he was a late bloomer. Later he went to France and had a successful stint with Tours FC and played highest youth level Pro for Tours FC U18 Champion at as a regular starter which is a big accomplishment for a Canadian.
  • A bad ankle injury side lined Calvin and frustration set in as he could not play for a while. He later decided to return to Canada and focus on his studies.
  • In Canada as a Senior Calvin played for St Catherine’s Roma.
  • Summer of 2009 Calvin was invited to play in the Zinedine Zidane Friendship match and scored.
  • Calvin has coached with his Father Clayton since the age of 11. His impeccable technique and knowledge of Pro soccer is a motivating factor for our young aspiring soccer players.
  • We are always amazed at what he can do with the ball and the magic he creates when he plays on the field.
  • Calvin is age 22 and currently studying Sports Marketing and Humber College and plays soccer there on a partial scholarship.
  • He intends to give Europe one more shot this year and if all else fails he will continue to work in the sport he loves.

Guest Coach

International Consultant Canada/Brazil

FIFA Licensed Agent / Coach

CEO and Founder
Nexus Sports Group – Canada – July 2010 to Present
Licensed FIFA players’ agent representing professional soccer players with a high net worth.
Founded Nexus Sports Group:

  • Handles contract negotiations, sport arbitration, sponsorships and endorsements, sports marketing.
  • The sale and transfer of professional players and managers to other professional clubs worldwide.
  • Bachelor’s in Sport Management, Brock University – St. Catharines, ON
    2007 to 2011 – Foundation in Sport Science.
  • Fluent in the Portuguese language both written and verbal. (10+ years).
  • Fluent in the Spanish language both written and verbal. (10+ years).
  • Experience in business management.
  • FIFA Licensed Players Agent – September 2014 to Present.