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
“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.”