2000-2007 Excel Academy Programs




Individual Training Program specifically designed for those players in the Prospects & Selects programs, who are looking to gain additional development of foundation movement skills & ball mastery, to assist their desire to move onto the ‘next level’.  

Led by our new Academy Director, Sarshar Hosseinnia, each session will offer a focus on ball manipulation, balance & coordination designed to enhance each player’s overall technical proficiency.

Identified & invited players from our Discoveries program will also be considered for this program.

2006 – 2009 Born Players    Boys & Girls   Fridays: 5:30 – 6:45pm   MRC #2

Start: Sept 8 2017   End: Dec 15 2017   Re-Start: Jan 19 2018   End: Mar 16 2018


Position-specific Training Program for players who wish to better understand their respective playing position. Defence / Midfield / Striker positions will each be discussed in a 5wk/session program, which involves both on-field and off-field lessons.   

Each 5wk program (per position), will offer a focus on technical skills & execution, decision making, offensive & defensive responsibilities, including two classroom sessions involving video assessment & game analysis.

2001 – 2005 Born Players    Boys & Girls    Fridays:  6:45 – 8:00pm  MRC #2 Turf

Defending: Sept 8 – Oct 6 2017    

Striker: Oct 13 – Nov 10 2017

Midfield: Nov 17 – Dec 15 2017

Following the Christmas break, the Excel Academy Staff will run a 9wk/session program, available to individual player’s or small groups, looking for personal, tailor-made training sessions.

Start: Jan 19 2018       End: Mar 16 2018



Ian Knight, Technical Director, Abbotsford Soccer Association

Dennis Schmidt and Alex Newby

Specifically, for the U15 (03) – U18 (00) age groups, this Academy will focus on assisting those motivated & PRO-active players, who may be seeking post-secondary soccer opportunities at College/University.

The program will involve additional training on fitness (including testing) along with entry into a couple of Tournaments and/or ID Camps over the season. The Excel PRO Academy program will also introduce players to the realities of College/University application requirements and process.   

2000 – 2003 Born Players    Boys & Girls   Mondays: 7:30 – 8:30pm   Abby Snr Turf

Start: Sept 18 2017  End: Dec 11 2017    (no session Oct 9)

Re-Start: Jan 15 2018   End: Mar 12 2018   (no session Feb 12)

The Excel Pro Academy is open to current ASA members and non-ASA players. Player applications will be received and notification of selection will be e-mailed to the players. Applications alone does not guarantee selection to the program

Given tournament entry, all players must purchase the Academy Kit (Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Track Jacket).

Registration Fee:   $190.00

Mandatory Kit Fee:

ASA Registrants:  $50.00  (includes one alterate jersey and track jacket)        

Non-ASA Registrants:  $100.00  (includes two jerseys, shorts, socks, and track jacket)

Click HERE to apply for the Excel Pro Academy.


This specialized GK training program is available to those with a passion for the position. Dedicated GK’s are encouraged to participate in this development opportunity, which offers excellent training & coaching from our male & female GK coaches. Footwork, handling, throwing, kicking, diving and positioning are just some of the areas to be covered in this program.

2006 – 2008 Born Players    Boys & Girls    

Fridays:  6:30pm – 7:30pm   Mouat Park #2 Turf

2000 – 2005 Born Players   Boys & Girls   Fridays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm   Mouat Park #2 Turf

Start: Sept 8 2017   End: Dec 15 2017   Re-Start: Jan 19 2018   End: Mar 16 2018