Welcome to EDCFC. Our goal is to provide stability and continuity in the development of adult and youth players in the geographical area through its senior teams and youth programs, which include our Youth Development Academy Program in the Fall/Winter and our extremely successful Youth Traveling Team Program in the Spring/Summer.
Spring/Summer Youth Academy
This program is intended for youth players who are interested in continuing to train and play throughout the Spring and Summer.
You can look for a variety of drills and skill based sessions with lots of intensity. There will be SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) drills as well as equipment based drills that we have always strive to get batter.
This Academy will rival the best teams in the lower mainland and province and it is our goal to make EDCFC Soccer Academy Training Center the bench mark for the lower mainland. What Are You Waiting For?
Fundamentals There is no reason that every player can’t learn to do things the right way. If the coach can teach a kid to perform with proper fundamentals the results will follow. The emphasis here has to be on first, the coach learning the right things to teach, and then, insisting that the kids do it correctly.
Focus Every player can and should think and have their head in the game. Even the player who can’t make a basket all the time can be in the right place all the time.
Husle Do your best and put out the most effort that you can on every play. Every coach should be working on players to hustle, play hard and put out effort – not on results.
Teamwork This plays into focus as well, but working with your teammates is something that every player can do, control, and excel at.
Sportsmanship There is never any reason to not be a good sport. Lately, I’ve seen far too many players saying “bad game” instead of congratulating the other team on their effort. Character is as important Be a good sport – always!
Meet Our Coaches
Proven Results with World Class Soccer Coaches
Premier Team Coach
Claudio has over 10 years of coaching experience and was selected to coach the Burnaby Selects U13 team for the 2012/13 season after successfully coaching at Cliff Avenue United for 5 years and coaching the Estrella de Chile 1st division team to a Vancouver Metro Soccer League Division 1 title where the team achieved promotion into the prestigious premier division with a 5 point cushion.
Zico has over 30 years of playing & coaching experience at the highest levels in both professional & amateur football in Vancouver and overseas. Zico develops all EDC FC Youth Training Curriculum and is oversees the Spring/Summer Travelling Teams.
Carlo Leal -
Carlo manages all aspects of the youth development academy and Spring Travel Teams. Carlo has been invovled with EDC FC since 2006, he brings fantastic enthusiam and passion with a great deal of organization and service which falls in line with the EDC FC's core values.