VANCOUVER EURO SOCCER ACADEMY

Boys and girls from the very beginner to the highly advanced.

More than a game,
soccer is our passion

 

Our Goal

Our goal is to encourage kids to learn and play soccer with fun, passion and excitement. Everyone is welcome to participate, both boys and girls from the very beginner to the highly advanced.

Training

The training sessions are constructed with modern soccer methods to help and improve soccer skills. The ball is always  our main focus.  The sessions are never monotonous and boring, allowing each training session to be fun and interesting.

Helping You Discover and Master Your Craft

Unlock Your Full Potential. Say Hello to THE NEW STARS

We motivate the children to take small steps of responsibility during each session to encourage initiative and team spirit. We want our kids to develop confidence and strive for their personal best.

Technique

Game intelligence

Physical fitness

Proper mindset

Boys

U9-U13
Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cariboo Hill Turf

Apr 01 – Jun 24

Boys Elite

U15-U17
Fridays 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Burnaby Lake Turf #1 South

Apr 09 – Jun 25

Girls Elite

U12-U14
Saturdays 8:45am to 10:00am
Burnaby Lake Turf #1 South

Apr 03 – Jun 26

Girls

U8-U10
U11-U13
Saturdays 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Burnaby Lake Grass Field #7

Apr 11 – Jun 27

Boys Elite

U14-U17
Sundays  11:45am to 1:15pm

Boys

U9-U13
Sundays 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Burnaby Lake Turf #1 North
Apr 11 – Jun 27

Boys Elite

U12-U13
U14-U17
Sundays  9:00am to 10:30am
Mundy Park Grass Field, Coquitlam

Apr 11 – Jun 27

Mastering the most beautiful sport

In order to be a master of soccer, first you need to become a master of basic skills.
Passing, dribbling, shooting, controlling the ball are all necessary in order to achieve higher levels of the beautiful game.
Working hard and working well is the beginning of all success.

 

Technique.

Passing, receiving, stopping the ball, dribbling, shooting…, are all techniques which  not only need to be learned from an early age but also learned correctly.

Tactic.

Using technical tools in order to solve tactical tasks. From a simple 1v1 over a 8v8 to a complex 11v11 full field game.

Fitness.

Every player physical and mental fitness is fundamental and necessary in order to be able to execute the technical and tactical challenges of the beautiful game.

Mindset.

You do not win games with just your feet, you win them with your head as well. Effort, determination, tenacity and confidence are all parts of your mindset to motivate you and not to lose concentration while focusing on hard work and on your target.

Joy.

It is why we play!

Damir Erlic

Damir Erlic is a respected professional soccer coach with an elite European pedigree, a passion for the game, and a style that brings out the best in young players.
Born in 1976 in Croatia, Damir moved to Germany as a child and played competitively at prestigious clubs such as FC Bayern Munich youth academy, and SpVgg Unterhaching in Germany’s 3rd division.
Damir’s professional coaching credentials – including his UEFA B soccer license – allowed him to coach junior and senior players in Germany. Here in Canada, he currently serves as Technical Director for the SC Croatia Junior Program, coaches the U11 and U15 Croatia Juniors Select teams and runs the Vancouver Euro Soccer Academy in the Lower Mainland.
Damir has translated his impressive background into a unique coaching approach: one that lets kids develop their soccer ability while having fun and learning valuable life skills such as teamwork, perseverance and grit.

 

  • Former semi professional player, Germany: 
    • FC Bayern Munich  (1987-1989)
    • SpVgg Unterhaching (1989-1997)
  • UEFA B Coaching  License, Germany
  • Technical Director Diploma, BC Soccer Association
  • BC Soccer For Life Diploma
  • BC Soccer Goalkeeping Diploma
  • MED Certification ( Make Ethical Decision )
  • Founder, Vancouver Euro Soccer Academy
  • Boys Competitive Coach Of The Year – Port Moody 2018-2019

Testimonials

“Damir is the best coach I have ever had. He understands the way I play and he knows how to develop my skills. My soccer IQ has improved since training with Damir and I know he cares about me as a person and a soccer player.”

“We have our boys practicing with VanEurosoccer because of the level of expertise and fun Damir brings to every session.
Our boys love his coaching style and sense of humour!.”

“I really enjoy the sessions because they are full of intensity, technique, and are also really fun. Damir can help you get better no mater what your skill level is.”

Beyond Soccer

The Soccer Spirit

Coming Soon

 

 

Games and Competitions

Coming Soon

 

 

International Soccer Camps

Coming Soon

 

 

Financial Help
and Grant Available.

 

We understand that financial adversity can be a reality in many families. We dream that a child never stays away from learning soccer for purely economic reasons. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a spot for all those who go through difficult times. However, we reserve a few spots at the beginning of each season to register those who may be unable to pay the regular rates. Please, if this is your case, write to us and describe your situation. Your case will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Soccer for everyone.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Kids Potential Today!

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