Andy Stevenson – Founder of “Soccaskool” in 2006
Andy has fifteen years experience in coaching youth soccer in Canada and in Europe.
In 2006, on arrival in Canada, Andy formed the ‘Soccaskool’ brand initially hosting annual summer camps in Kelowna. In 2012, he expanded the operation with the formation of the Junior Academy Program. The last 5 years have been spent growing and improving the academy to its current level. “Its been hard work !” explains Andy, “But I am very happy with the direction we took with Soccaskool. We really discovered our passion for elite player development at the younger ages, and I personally take a great deal of pride in our programs and in the players we produce”
Aside from Soccaskool, Andy also spent 6 years coaching at the regional level with the Thompson Okanagan Football Club. In 2009, his TOFC team became one of only three teams ever from this region to qualify for a National Championship…..”That was probably my biggest coaching achievement aside from the founding of Soccaskool”, he says, “Because it certainly was not easy !”
Andy currently holds a Provincial B Coaching License
Andrew Stevenson Jnr
Founder of Development Teams Program
B National License
English FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate June 2015
Head Coach – Thompson Okanagan BCSPL -2005 Boys
The other co-founder of Soccaskool is Coach Andrew – at the age of 21, Andrew currently holds his CSA National B License and has coached the TOFC U13 boys for the past two seasons. Andrew also co-founded our Development Team program and currently runs our U10 and U12 teams.
As a player, Andrew enjoyed a very successful youth soccer career. He was a member of the TOFC 1995 boys who managed to achieve a rare qualification to the North American Finals in 2009, from TOFC he was selected onto the ODP in 2012 where he competed with the All-star team against the USA at U17. He has two U21 championships to his name for Okanagan FC and Penticton and most recently has played two seasons in the CIS University League at U of C and UBCO on a soccer scholarship. Andrew has also had professional trials with Vancouver Whitecaps (2012) and Scunthorpe United (2010).
Head Coach – Thompson Okanagan BCSPL – 2004 Boys
Academy Coach – Vancouver Whitecaps Okanagan Academy, Vernon
Gary joined Soccaskool in early 2015. He has over eighteen years experience in coaching youth soccer firstly at Glasgow Celtic Boys Club in Scotland before moving to Kelowna in 2002.
Since arriving in Kelowna he has coached with both Kelowna United and TOFC and for the last 7 years coached Thompson Okanagan FC boys and girls teams in both the Super Y and BCSPL Leagues. Gary as well as working with Soccaskool is busy working with the Vancouver Whitecaps Okanagan Academy